Village of Palatine

November 27, 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 the Thanksgiving Holiday

Village Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 2 at 8:00 a.m.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Turkey Trot & Drumstick Dash

Thanksgiving Morning


Increased Patrols Planned for Busy Thanksgiving Week

Before you hit the road this Thanksgiving, buckle up and designate a sober driver.

As Illinoisans gear up for one of the busiest travel times of the year, the Palatine Police Department announces its plans for a traffic safety campaign focusing on impaired and unbuckled drivers.

“Holiday traffic brings with it an increased risk for accidents,” said Palatine Police. “To ensure your family makes it to and from your Thanksgiving feast without incident, make a conscious choice to buckle up and plan ahead for a sober ride home.”

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 15 motor vehicle crash fatalities occurred in Illinois over the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Five of the 15 deaths occurred in crashes involving at least one driver who had been drinking.

The Palatine Police Department is collaborating with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across Illinois for the increased statewide effort. The high-visibility crackdown will run from Nov. 22nd through the holiday weekend into the early morning hours of Dec. 2nd.

The Palatine Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday. Please do your part by driving responsibly and calling 9-1-1 to report unsafe or erratic driving. The “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by IDOT.

Property Tax Assessment Appeal Seminar for Palatine Township Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will be holding a property assessment appeal seminar for Palatine residents seeking to appeal their 2019 property tax assessments. Palatine Township will open for appeal December 2 through December 31, 2019.
The seminars are co-sponsored by Palatine Township Assessor Terry Kelly, Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz, Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison, and State Representative Tom Morrison. The hour long session will educate taxpayers on how to file a successful tax appeal.
The seminar includes a presentation by Commissioner Dan Patlak explaining the appeal procedure at the Board of Review. Before the end of the evening, taxpayers will have an opportunity to work with staff from the Board of Review to address their specific questions and concerns.
This event is free to the public, and there is no fee to appeal at the Board of Review. No registration required. The seminar will be held on:

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Cutting Hall Performance Arts Center
150 E. Wood Street
Palatine, IL 60067
7:30 p.m. 

Taxpayers may file an appeal online by visiting the Board of Review website. Alternatively, appeal forms also may be picked up at the Board of Review located at 118 N. Clark Street-Room 601 in Chicago, IL, local township offices, or printed out from the forms posted on the Board site.

Making a Difference

Thank you to Jason's Deli, Palatine Police and Buehler YMCA


Gobble, Gobble!
Last week Palatine Police officers loaded up the prisoner transport vehicle with 100, 18lb turkeys, donated by Jason's Deli, and delivered them to the Buehler YMCA. The turkeys were distributed to families in need in the Palatine area.


Palatine Police Coat and 
Winter Clothing Drive
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.   


Toys For Tots Drive Now Through December 9

Please consider helping a child enjoy the holiday by donating to the 2019 Toys for Tots Holiday Drive now through Thursday, December 9.

Toy collection boxes are located in Village Hall at 200 E. Wood Street, Palatine Police Department at 595 E. Hicks Road, and Fire Station #85 at 39 E. Colfax Street.


Final Collection for Curbside Yard Waste - Week of December 9, 2019

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.

Keep the Wreath Red 


Please help the Palatine Fire Department spread the word about their annual Keep the Wreath Red holiday safety program. Each year between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, a wreath with red lights will hang above all 5 fire stations. For every call that is holiday related, one bulb will be changed to a white bulb.

We hope, as you pass the wreaths you will consider potential fire safety problems in your home and take the time to correct them. Some safety considerations include:

  • Check all holiday lighting for wear or damaged wiring and replace as needed.
  • Use indoor/outdoor lighting and extension cords where they are intended.
  • Do not run lighting or extension cords through windows, doors or across sidewalks.
  • Do not overload electrical cords. If it is hot, it is overloaded!
  • Turn off all holiday lighting prior to leaving or going to bed.
  • If displaying a live tree, use a sturdy tree stand and water the tree often.
  • Keep the tree, wreaths and all holiday decorations away from any heat source; such as fireplaces, space heaters, candles and heating ducts.
  • Use only sturdy candle holders and only place on firm, uncluttered surfaces.
  • Do not place candles in windows near blinds and curtains.

For more information on home fire safety visit our website or the National Fire Protection Association.

All of the members of the Palatine Fire Department wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Local 2020 Census Jobs


Would you like to help the Palatine Community and make a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. These temporary positions feature competitive wages, flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training. Support your community and be a part of history. Apply online today or call 1-855-JOB-2020! 
On the Census Team, every one counts!

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Jaycees Christmas Tree Sale
Palatine Aquatic Center
340 E. Palatine Road
Friday, November 29, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 30, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pet Pictures with Santa
Twin Lakes Pro Shop
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Saturday, November 30

Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E. Wood Street
Saturday, November 30, 2:00 p.m & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 1, 3:00 p.m.

Annual Holiday Open House at the Clayson Museum
Clayson House Museum
224 E. Palatine Road
Sunday, December 1, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
St. Theresa Church, Lower Dolan Center
455 N. Benton Street
Sunday, December 1, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn to Program Wearable LEDs
Harper College Makerspace, Bldg. H, Rm 130
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Monday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Registration required!

Paint Night - Starry Night Christmas
Twin Lakes

1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Marketplace
First United Methodist Church
123 N. Plum Grove Road
Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E. Wood Street
Saturday, December 7, 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Make Your Own Jewelry
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Monday, December 9, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Registration required!

All We Want for Christmas - Allegro Chorus
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E. Wood Street
Friday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

American Legion Santa Breakfast
American Legion
122 W. Palatine Road
Saturday, December 14, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Breakfast with Santa
Twin Lakes Club House
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Pre-registration is required!

Fremd Booster Club Holiday Craft Fair
Fremd High School
1000 S. Quentin Road
Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Palatine Children's Chorus - Joyeux Noel
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E. Wood Street
Saturday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities

PEMA Volunteer

Police Desk Assistant

Seasonal - Snow Plow Driver
Public Works

Technical Support Specialist
Information Technology

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, December 2
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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