Village of Palatine

July 4, 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.


New Police Chief Begins

Newly appointed Police Chief, Dave Daigle, began his new role, for the Village of Palatine, on Tuesday, July 2. Chief Daigle was promoted following the retirement of Chief Stoeckel, on July 1, who has served the community for 34 years.

Chief Daigle has been a member of the Palatine Police Department for 26 years. Prior to his appointment to Deputy Chief of Operations in 2014, Daigle served the Department in a variety of positions including Commander of Planning and Research, Patrol Commander, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Detective and Patrol Officer.

Village Manager Reid Ottesen said, “Deputy Chief Daigle will be an outstanding leader for our Police Department and continue in the tradition of his predecessors. His passion for policing and the Palatine Police Department made him an ideal choice for this position.”

Congratulations to Chief Daigle on his new promotion and Chief Stoeckel on a well-earned retirement!

Construction Continues on First Bank Drive


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:  Construction continues on First Bank Drive from Northwest Highway to Hicks Road as part of the First Bank Drive Rehabilitation Project. As soon as Monday, July 8, the north-bound/east-bound lanes are tentatively scheduled to reopen and the south-bound/west-bound lanes will be closed to all traffic. Pavement removal operations on the south-bound/west-bound lanes will then begin. The detour route will be adjusted to direct traffic to use south-bound Hicks Road and west-bound Northwest Highway. 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.


Vehicle Stickers

As of July 1, the Village's 2019/2020 vehicle stickers must have been purchased and displayed on your vehicle. 

If you have not purchased your vehicle sticker, please do so online or in-person at 200 E. Wood Street in order to avoid a ticket.

Following the June 30 deadline, an additional $20 late fee will be applied to all vehicle sticker purchases.

Palatine Township's Apple Tree Campaign

Palatine Township’s Apple Tree Campaign is now in its 31st year! This Apple Tree program collects and distributes new backpacks and school supplies to under resourced children in our community. Now that schools are getting out for summer break, the Township is preparing for the annual Apple Tree Campaign. The program provides students with new backpacks and school supplies so that they can start the school year prepared and ready to learn.

A collection of supplies takes place from July 6 through 31. Please bring new school supplies to the Hometown Fest 4th of July Parade, as we “kick-off” the Apple Tree Campaign. Distribution to the children will be August 8 through 10 at Palatine Township. Volunteers are needed to set up and maintain collection sites, sort supplies, and assist the children on distribution days. For information about donating or volunteering, contact Judy Mazzone, at 847-358-6133.

For a complete list of school supplies needed and collection site locations, please visit


Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, July 6, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Palatine Jaycees' Hometown Fest - Parade
Downtown Palatine
Saturday, July 6, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

Story Time in the Park
Maple Park
316 N. Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 10, 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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

Patio Entertainment Night
Twin Lakes

1200 East Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Super Stolie
Palatine Park District - Community Center
Friday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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

Parent's Night Out - Superheros & Princesses
Rose Park
530 S. Williams Avenue
Friday, July 19, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Community Bike Ride
Lot K
142 W. Slade Street
Saturday, July 20, 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.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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