Village of Palatine

June 14, 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.


Construction Alert

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be crack sealing Rand Road from Ela Road in Lake Zurich to Golf Road in Des Plaines. Work was scheduled to begin the week of June 10, but has been delayed to start the week of June 17 due to weather. The contractor, Freehill Asphalt, will be performing the work at night to reduce traffic congestion on Rand Road. The section in Palatine is expected to take one to two days to complete.
For more information about this maintenance work, please contact IDOT at
(847) 705-4000.

First Bank Drive Lane Closure


LANE CLOSURE ALERT:  The north-bound/east-bound lane of First Bank Drive from Northwest Highway to Hicks Road has been closed to all vehicular traffic since Wednesday, June 12, as part of the First Bank Drive Rehabilitation Project. The lane will be closed for approximately one week, depending on weather. A detour route has been posted to direct traffic to use Northwest Highway and Hicks Road. Access to businesses will be maintained during this time.

For more information about this public improvement project, please call the Public Works Department at (847) 705-5200.



GreekFest 2019, Celebrating 45 years

St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, in Palatine, will present it's annual GreekFest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 21-23.

This fest has been a celebration of Greek hospitality and culture for 45 years in Palatine. Every summer GreekFest attracts over 15,000 guests to experience the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of Greek cultures.

Guests will enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries including Souvlakia, Gyros, Pastichio, Grecian Chicken, Loukoumades and more while The Taverna will be serving beer, wine and other beverages.

Enjoy live entertainment, Greek dancing, games for kids and shopping at the Greek Marketplace.

GreekFest hours are: Friday, 4 p.m. -11 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.; and Sunday, Noon - 10 p.m. The church is at 133 S. Roselle Road, at the corner of Palatine and Roselle Roads. The picnic will be held rain or shine.

A convenient drive thru will be accessible off of Roselle Road. Drive thru hours are: Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, Noon -  9:00 p.m.

For more details, call (847)358-5170 or visit


Vehicle Stickers and Animal Licenses

Vehicle stickers and animal licenses are now available for purchase.

Residents are encouraged to purchase both their 2019/2020 Vehicle Stickers and Animal Licenses by Sunday, June 30. 

You may
purchase online by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, or in person at the Finance counter, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street, Palatine, IL 60067 until Friday, June 28.

To avoid penalties and citations, vehicle stickers must be purchased and affixed to vehicles by June 30. Late fees will be charged beginning July 1.


Kids Life Jacket Loaner Program

These Life Jackets are U.S. Coast Guard Approved, jacket type units. Available in four sizes, to fit children from 5 lbs. to 90 lbs. for short-term loan at no cost.

The Palatine Fire Department currently has a limited supply of life jackets in four different sizes (Infant, Child, Youth and Young Adult).

To check out life jackets, call the Palatine Fire Department at 847-202-6340, visit our website or stop by any of our four fire stations including;

• Station 82 - 1475 N. Hicks Road,
• Station 83 – 987 E. Palatine Road,
• Station 84 – 220 W. Illinois Avenue
• Station 85 – 39 E. Colfax Street.

All loans require some basic information including a copy of your Driver’s License and the number of days you intend to use the life jacket. When possible, please bring the child with so a firefighter can properly size them with the appropriate life jacket.

Palatine Fire Department Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (847) 202-6340

Jackets provided through the cooperation of:
BoatU.S. Foundation
Palatine Fire Department

“Life jackets float, you don’t”

Upcoming Community Events

Relay for Life Fundraiser for American Cancer Society
Walter R. Sundling Junior High
1100 N. Smith Street
Friday, June 14, 6:00 p.m. to Midnight 

Sounds of Summer, The Little Mermen
Fred P. Hall Ampitheater
256 E. Palatine Road
Friday, June 14, 8:00 p.m.

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, June 15, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fishing Derby
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Saturday, June 15, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

JOURNEYS The Road Home Superhero 5K Run/Walk
Palatine Town Square Park
150 W. Palatine Road
Saturday, June 15, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Boy Scout Troop #188 Car Wash
Christ Lutheran Church
41 S. Rohlwing Road
Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Family Friendly Theatre, The Rainbow Fish Musical
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E. Wood Street
Monday, June 17 and June 24, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Ken Spurr Youth Jazz Ensemble
Towne Square
150 W. Palatine Road
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.

Friends of Palatine Library Used Book Sale
Palatine Library
700 N. North Court
Friday, June 21, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Longest Friday Day Ride
Mikes Bike Shop
155 N. Northwest Highway
Friday, June 21, 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Character Fleadh Concert
Christ Lutheran Church
41 S. Rohlwing Road
Sunday, June 23, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 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

Police Officer


Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, June 17
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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