Village of Palatine

April 26, 2019

Welcome to the Village of PalatinE-Newsletter

The Village of Palatine wishes to share community news, events and information
important to the residents it serves. 
The Village of Palatine will release a weekly
PalatinE-Newsletter keeping our subscribers informed of the happenings within the Village of Palatine.


Palatine Police Department Taking 
Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Palatine Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Mariano’s at 545 N. Hicks Rd. Palatine, IL. To ensure a quick and safe transaction, please do the following;
  • Medication:  All medication should be sealed in clear plastic zip-lock bag(s). 
  • Syringes:  Although the DEA does not accept Syringes, Palatine Police will accept Syringes for disposal.  Syringes must be capped and packaged separately from medication
  • Liquids: WILL NOT be accepted.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27th Take Back Day event, click here or contact the Palatine Police Department at (847) 359-9000.
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Heightened Enforcement of
Hands-Free Law in April

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Palatine Police Department is collaborating with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and more than 100 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to remind drivers to drop their phones or pay up.

Motorists will see increased patrols and enforcement zones across Illinois throughout the month. The Palatine Police Department will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving. 

If you would like to continue reading please click here .


Fire Pit Regulations & Safety Tips

The use of fire pits shall be limited to UL Listed commercially manufactured containers or built-in fire pits approved through the building permit process. Most commercially manufactured fire pits come with a mesh screen. Mesh screens control sparks of the popping fire wood and flying embers that could cause a fire elsewhere.

The use of properly selected fire wood, which is dry and well-seasoned (aged), will minimize the development of smoke. Oak and Hickory fire wood produce less smoke, popping, and sparks than unseasoned or soft woods like pine or cedar. It is unlawful to build, light or burn any rubbish, construction material, leaves or other combustible refuse anywhere in the Village. Treated wood can give off a poisonous smoke and shall not be burned.

Fire Pit Safety Tips:

  • Never use on combustible surface like a deck or balcony
  • Fire pits shall be 15 feet from combustible material (house, deck, fence or shed)
  • Have a form of extinguishing the fire readily available such as a garden hose, bucket of water, or fire extinguisher
  • Do not use flammable fluids (gasoline or lighter fluid ) to start a fire
  • Don’t wear loose fitting or flammable clothing around fires
  • Consider wind conditions before starting a fire
  • Never leave a fire pit unattended
For more Fire Pit Safety Tips click here.

Keep in mind many people suffer from medical conditions where smoke can affect their breathing.  Thus, be courteous to your neighbors and inquire if they have any medical conditions that may restrict your fire.

Finally, the Village of Palatine has a nuisance ordinance that if any open burning becomes offensive or objectionable, the Palatine Fire and Police Departments are authorized to order the extinguishment of a recreational fire, including built-in fire pits.

Sump Pump Discharge


Spring is here and with spring comes rain. Please remember that sump pumps must discharge either to grade outside of your home or into a storm sewer. Sump pumps are not allowed to be connected to the sanitary sewer system as it is not designed to convey storm water flows. When residents connect their sump pumps to the sanitary sewers in their homes, large amounts of water are added to the sanitary system during rain events. This additional flow can cause the sanitary sewers to become overwhelmed, causing sewage to back up into residents’ homes. This typically does not impact the home where the connection exists, but someone else’s home downstream of them. Thus, it is a violation of the Village Code of Ordinances to discharge a sump pump into the sanitary sewer. If connections are found, the offenders can be fined and be required to disconnect the sump pump at their cost.

For more information about sump pumps, please call the Public Works Department at (847) 705-5200.


Musical Matinee Concert Returns to Cutting Hall Featuring Nick Pontarelli Band, Monday, April 29

Nick Pontarelli Band will be serenading Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine on Monday, April 29 at 3:00pm for Palatine Park District’s annual Musical Matinee concert. 

Concert tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased in person at Cutting Hall Box Office, by phone at 847.202.5222, or online.

For more information, call the Cutting Hall Box Office at 847.202.5222, or contact Ashley Schiavone, Cultural Arts Coordinator, at 847.496.6237 or by e-mail.

Girls On The Town, May 3, 2019

Girls on the Town

Join the Downtown Palatine Business Association (DPBA) and celebrate spring at the upcoming ‘Girls on the Town’ event Friday, May 3, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in downtown Palatine! Grab a group of friends (guys - you’re welcome too), celebrate Cinco de Mayo a little early and pick up your Mother's Day gifts during this fun and festive Friday night event! Twenty-one participating businesses will feature exciting raffles, demonstrations, giveaways - and hors d’oeuvres and wine tastings at select locations! Attendees can purchase a Girls on the Town Passport for $5 at any of the participating businesses now at participating DPBA businesses, and on the night of the event. For more information about the event click here.

Upcoming Community Events

Arts Refreshing the Soul Trivia Night Fundraiser
Arlington Ale House
111 W. Campbell Street - 3rd Floor
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Sunday, April 28, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, May 4, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Spring "Trunk" Sale
Twin Lakes
1200 East Twin Lakes Drive
Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

American Legion Sinatra Tribute Dinner Fundraiser
American Legion
122 W. Palatine Road
Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Astronomy Day at Harper College
Harper College - Building Z
1200 Algonquin Road
Sunday, May 11, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

* Palatine community groups are welcome to submit public events to our event calendar by filling out an 
event calendar request

Employment Opportunities

PEMA Volunteer

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, May 6
7 PM, Council Chambers

*To view current and past agendas and packets or to view videos of the council meetings, please click here.

Village of Palatine

Village of Palatine

200 East Wood Street
Palatine, Illinois
(847) 358-7500

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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