Village of Palatine

November 8, 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 Veterans Day

Village Hall will be closed on Monday, November 11 and will reopen on Tuesday, November 12 at 8:00 a.m. Thank you to all our veterans!

Veterans Day will not impact any garbage, recycling and yard waste collections.

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.

Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
Saturday, November 9


Palatine Library STEAM Fair

Saturday, November 16


The Palatine Public Library District invites everyone to discover, explore, and engage in critical thinking on Saturday, November 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library's second annual STEAM Fair! Over 20 local businesses and organizations are bringing exciting activites that highlight subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Pick up a map when you arrive to collect stamps and take home a bag of goodies. Welcome to everyone. For more information visit the library's website or call
847-358-5881, x184.

Holidays on the Town-Downtown Palatine
Friday, November 22


The holiday season is fast approaching and the Downtown Palatine Business Association is helping area residents kick it off with the very popular, Holidays on the Town event on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in downtown Palatine!

The DPBA Holiday Trolley will whisk attendees around to the 20 participating businesses-quaint shops, storefronts and restaurants - in Palatine's historic downtown. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be offered at select locations, in addition to raffles, product and service demonstrations, special giveaways and other seasonal offers. 

A Holidays on the Town Passport is required to participate in the event, and to ride on the Holiday Trolley. Passports are available for pre-purchase at any of the participating locations, and on the night of the event for $5. For more information, visit Downtown Palatine Business Association.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 23

The holiday season arrives with a visit from Santa at Towne Square Park for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting! Join us Saturday, November 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and enjoy holiday music, cookies, hot chocolate, and pictures with Santa in the Towne Square gazebo.


Holiday Used Book Sale

Friends of Palatine Library will hold a Holiday Used Book Sale Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24. Choose from like-new, donated items including books for a wide-array of genres, CDs, and DVDs suitable for gift giving. Antique books prior to 1950, comic books, graphic art, and more for sale at reasonable prices! Come early to check out the great selection and discount pricing that the sale offers. Free Admission. 

Sale hours: 
Friday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

All items are half price! All proceeds from the sale benefit Palatine Public Library District. The Friends group funds the Summer and Winter Reading Programs, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program, and other projects which have included furniture, new collections, and more. For more information, please visit  Friends of the Palatine Library.


Palatine Police Collecting Winter Coats & Clothing through
November 30

The Palatine Police Department is collecting new and gently used coats and winter clothing for all ages. Drop off is in the Palatine Police Department Lobby, 595 N. Hicks Road.

You may drop off clothing in the large collection box in our front lobby anytime now through Saturday, November 30. The clothing will benefit the P.A.T.H. Program here in Palatine.   


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.


Final Collection for Curbside Yard Waste

The final collection of bagged yard waste and bundled brush will end, for the season, the week of December 9, 2019. Final bagged yard waste collection will take place on your regular garbage collection day. Please have yard waste at the curb by 6:30 AM on your collection day. Curbside yard waste collection will resume the week of April 9, 2020.

For more information, contact the Environmental Health Division at 847-359-9090 or visit our website.

Upcoming Community Events

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner
St. Theresa Church - Lower Dolan Center
455 N. Benton Street
Saturday, November 9, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E. Wood Street
Saturday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Salt Creek Park District Parents Night Out
Rose Park
530 S. Williams Avenue
Friday, November 15, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Paint Night - Paint Your Pet
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, November 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Salt Creek Park District Craft Fair
Salt Creek Sport Center
647 S. Consumers Avenue
Saturday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pre-registration required!

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, November 16, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Turkey Shoot 
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Saturday, November 16, 12:00 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
St. Thomas of Villanova School - Rowley Center
1202 E. Anderson Drive
Sunday, November 17, 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Princess Party & Superhero Party
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Thursday, November 21, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required!

Parent's Night Out - Palatine Park District
Birchwood Recreation Center
435 West Illinois Avenue
Friday, November 22, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Pre-Registration required!

Palatine Park District Turkey Trot & Drumstick Dash
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Thursday, November 28, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.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

Tuesday, November 12
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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