Village of Palatine

June 28, 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.


Village Hall Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Village Hall will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of the 4th of July holiday. Village Hall will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 8.


Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest

The 63rd annual Palatine Jaycees' Hometown Fest will be held Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7 in Community Park, 262 E. Palatine Road.  Don't miss carnival rides, live entertainment, food vendors, business expo, and craft fair.  Proceeds from Hometown Fest benefit Palatine by funding community projects, community grants, high school scholarships, and more.

Wednesday, July 3, 5:00 p.m. to midnight
Thursday, July 4, noon to midnight

Friday, July 5, noon to midnight
Fireworks at dusk
Saturday, July 6, noon to 10:00 p.m.
Parade at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, July 7, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Please visit Palatine Jaycees for more information.



Firework Safety Reminder

The Palatine Fire Prevention Division reminds residents that all fireworks, including the so-called 'safe' variety, are illegal in the Village of Palatine. Illegal fireworks classified as 'Approved Consumer Fireworks' include sparklers, cones including showers of sparks, fountains, repeaters/cakes, mines, comets, tubes, shells, fancy florals and parachutes.

'Prohibited Consumer Fireworks' are those that are illegal to use and possess in Illinois, but are legal in some neighboring states. These include sky lanterns, all hand-held fireworks, bottle rockets, firecrackers of any size or type, sky rockets, roman candles, chasers, buzz bombs, helicopters, missiles, pinwheels, and planes.

Tips for enjoying firework displays:

  • Resist temptation to get close to the actual firing site. The best viewing is from a quarter mile away.
  • Pets have sensitive ears, and the noise associated with firework displays can be uncomfortable for dogs, especially. The best choice is to leave dogs at home.
  • Although it rarely happens, it is possible firework components might fall to the ground without exploding. The public should take caution and not touch these fireworks and call 9-1-1 immediately.

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July by participating only in public firework displays that are conducted by trained professionals.

Traffic Alert: 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.


Deadline for Vehicle Stickers Approaching!

Purchase the 2019/2020 Vehicle Stickers by Sunday, June 30 to avoid penalties and/or late fees. Vehicle Stickers may be purchased online by 11:59 p.m. on June 30, or in person at the Finance Counter by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28. Late fees will be assessed 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

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, June 29, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Outdoor Family Movie Night (The Little Mermaid)
Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
256 E. Palatine Road

Friday, June 28, 8:30 p.m.

Paint Night - (Kittens & Puppies)
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
Pre-registration required

Bike Valet Parking at Hometown Fest
Community Center Tennis Courts (on Wood Street)
272 E. Wood Street
Friday, July 5, 6:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Ride with Bike Palatine Club in the 4th of July Parade
West Wood Street
201 N. Cedar Street
Saturday, July 6, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sounds of Summer, Petra's Recession Seven
Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
256 E. Palatine Road
Wednesday, July 10, 8:00 p.m.

Sounds of Summer, Glen Murschel
Towne Square
150 W. Palatine Road
Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.

Solarize Chicagoland-Thinking about going solar?
Palatine Library
700 North Court
Saturday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 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, July 15
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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