Village of Palatine

December 6, 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.


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 847-359-9042 or visit our website.

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 Monday, 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.


For more information or assistance visit the Palatine Township website.

Holiday Waste Collection Schedule

Please note the following changes to the garbage and recycling collection schedule due to the upcoming Christmas and New Year's Day holidays:

Monday's garbage and recycling collections will remain the same.

Tuesday's garbage and recycling collections on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) will remain the same.

Wednesday's garbage and recycling collections on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1) will be collected a day later on Thursday.

Christmas trees and wreaths can be placed at the parkway on your scheduled collection day throughout December and January.

For more information regarding waste collection, contact the Environmental Health Division at (847) 359-9042 or visit our website.

Please note the holiday waste collection schedule previously published in the Village's Fall Newsletter was incorrect and we apologize for any inconvenience.


Salt Creek Park District's
Candy Cane Hunt
Wednesday, December 11

Bring your kids, a flashlight and a bag to the Twin Lakes Clubhouse for a fun night of hunting for candy canes!

Kids will hunt for their own candy canes in the dark, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and everyone will have a chance to win prizes.

For more information, and to Pre-Register, visit the Salt Creek Park District website.

2019 Key to Success Awards Night

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) Key to Success Awards Night honors individuals, businesses and organizations for the significant contributions they make to the PACC and the greater Palatine community throughout the year.   Join us, Friday evening, at The Grand at Twin Lakes from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To register call 847-359-7200 or visit the Chamber's website.


Breakfast with Santa


 Visit the American Legion website for more information.

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.


Palatine Police Thanksgiving Enforcement Results

The Palatine Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement from November 22-December 2, 2019, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, day or night, as part of the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" / "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement effort.

Palatine Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway fatalities by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers. During the mobilization, Palatine Police issued:

  • 168 seat belt citations
  • 1 DUI arrest
  • 29 speeding citations
  • 5 uninsured motorists’ citations
  • 28 illegal use of cell phone while driving citations
  • 59 other traffic related citations
  • 2 suspended/revoked driver’s license arrests
  • 1 fugitive apprehended
  • 2 drug arrests
  • 7 Felony/Misdemeanor Arrests
During the mobilization, extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.

This law enforcement effort was made possible by federal highway safety funds administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns.

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, December 6, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

U.S. Census Bureau
Palatine Library
700 N. North Court
Thursday, December 12, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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.

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 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.

Mrs. Scrooge - Susannah's Gift Benefit
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E. Wood Street
Friday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 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 Desk Assistant

Technical Support Specialist
Information Technology

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, December 9
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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