Village of Palatine

October 25, 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.


This Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Palatine Police Department, in partnership with Mariano's and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will give the public its 18th 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 595 N. Hicks Road, Palatine, IL. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last spring, 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. Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds-nearly 5,500 tons-of pills.

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.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuses and Mental Health Services Administrations's National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else's medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing then in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 26th Take Back Day event, go to DEA Take Back or call the Palatine Police Department at 847-359-9000. 

Annual Leaf Collection Program


The Public Works Department began its annual Curbside Leaf Collection Program on Monday, October 21, 2019. Each single-family residence has two scheduled pickups. A final pickup for all zones will begin on Monday, November 18. Please click here to look up your scheduled collection days. All raked leaves must be placed into the street and ready for pickup no later than 7:00 a.m. on scheduled days, but no earlier than 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection.

For collection guidelines or more information, visit our website or call Public Works at (847) 705-5200.


Recycling Events for Residents

SWANCC residents can participate in many drop-off programs for special materials that cannot go in curbside recycling programs, or can be reused, recycled or have the need for environmentally-safe disposal.

SWANCC provides environmentally-responsible Electronics Recycling programs for end-of-life computers and electronics for residents of its member communities. They also provide Document Destruction for residents who have sensitive documents to destroy, such as medical records, tax forms, bank statements, etc.

The following locations will host a One-Day Collection event for Electronics Recycling and Document Destruction for residents who live in any SWANCC member community. There is NO FEE for this service and unloading assistance is provided. IDs will be checked for verification of residency. Please note that SWANCC residents are able to participate in any event.  For more information visit

Saturday, October 26
9 AM to 12 PM     
Barrington Metra Station Parking Lot
Wool St. & Klingenberg Ln., Barrington 60018
Document Destruction Only


Family BINGO Night
(Halloween Themed) 

Friday, October 25

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Bring the family out to the Twin Lakes Clubhouse for a Halloween-themed bingo night.  Please bring a full-size candy bar for each family member to go into the pot of candy. Bingo winners will get to pick a candy bar out of the pot; but don't worry, everyone will leave with a sweet treat! Each participant will receive one slice of pizza to enjoy during the event. 

For more information and to pre-register visit the Salt Creek Park District website or e-mail Sydney Cihak at 

Palatine Park District Halloween Party


For children ages 1-10 years old, this event includes the jack-o-lantern gym with activities for the wee ones, challenging carnival games for school-age children, a creative craft room, a glow dance party room, and ghoulish goodies for the whole family!

Animal entertainment this year will be provided by JG’s Reptile Road Show at 10:00 a.m. The Palatine Public Library will provide puppet show entertainment for everyone to enjoy throughout the morning. For more information on the event and to register visit the Palatine Park District website.


Cleaning up the Neighborhood

Jonathan Stinson, of Hunting Ridge Elementary, noticed garbage lying around the neighborhood when going to and from school. When he asked his parents what he could do about it, they replied, "gather up your friends and pick it up".  Johnathan did just that and started "Litter Patrol".

He created fliers and passed them out to the neighborhood asking for help in cleaning up the Hunting Ridge Subdivision. In April 2019 they did their first collection of trash with the help of Officer Hall. On their second collection, October 5, 2019, they drew an even bigger volunteer group including Officer Vicari of the Palatine Police Department. Officer Vicari walked side-by-side with the "Litter Patrol" volunteers picking up trash and answering questions from residents. "We did a good thing for the neighborhood and it was fun too." said Jonathan.


Helping Community Families in Need

Each year the Palatine Township coordinates a number of programs which assist our neighbors in need. Helping families from our community is a wonderful way to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season.

If you would like to help please visit the Palatine Township or click on the program below for information on how to donate:

Thanksgiving Food Basket
Angel Tree Gift Program
Toy Drive

The holidays are an extremely busy time of year for everyone so as an alternative to the above, the options below are also available:
  • Donate a gift card
  • Donate to the Food Pantry
  • Make a tax-deductible donation to the Palatine Township Needy Family Fund.
Thank you for your generosity and for more information visit the Palatine Township's website.

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, October 26, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Family BINGO Night-Halloween Themed
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, October 25, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Register by October 23 - $5/per person

Halloween Hustle 5K & Kids Dash
Downtown Palatine
Eric Drive North of Colfax
Saturday, October 26, 8:30 a.m.

Halloween Party
Salt Creek Sports Center
647 Consumers Avenue
Wednesday, October 30, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required!

Palatine High School Craft Fair
Palatine High School
1111 N. Rohlwing Road
Saturday, November 2, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

3rd Annual Fall Back Brew Fest 
Aquatic Center Parking Lot
340 E. Palatine Road
Saturday, November 2, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

District 211 Foundation - Realtors Against Homelessness
Stonegate Banquet Centre
2401 W. Higgins Road
Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Whiskey 101
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, November 1, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required!

Turkey Shoot
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Saturday, November 2, 12:00 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities

Seasonal - Snow Plow Driver
Public Works

PEMA Volunteer


Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, November 4
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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