The Palatine Lions Club and Palatine Township will be co-sponsoring a FREE Recycling event at the Township offices (721 S Quentin Road) on Saturday May 18th from 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A group of residents had hoped they would be able to vote Tuesday on abolishing the township's road district.
Dozens of residents hoping to vote on a study that would look at abolishing Palatine Township's road district did not get that chance during Tuesday's annual town meeting, according to the Daily Herald. They did get to address the board and said they would continue to push for abolishing the road district, according to the article. Highway Commissioner John Powers said the road district was financially sound and the township spent about $84,000 per mile per year on its roads, which is 20 percent below the budgets of most other communities, according to the Daily Herald.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A petition asking the Palatine Township board to pay for an independent study that would identify taxpayer benefits to abolishing the road district was filed late last week by 30 Palatine residents.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
A petition asking the Palatine Township board to pay for an independent study that would identify taxpayer benefits to abolishing the road district was filed Thursday by 30 Palatine residents, according to Matt Flamm.
More than 30 Palatine Township residents signed and submitted a petition Thursday to the township clerk, seeking the abolition of the road district, according to Matt Flamm, township resident and former political candidate. The petition, according to Flamm, asks the Palatine Township board to, “commission an independent study of the potential benefits to taxpayers of abolishing the Road District and make that study public by December 31,” Flamm said in a Local Voice contribution on Palatine Patch. Flamm cited a new law that allows township boards to put a referendum on the ballot relating to the abolishment of road districts. “Eight years ago they had fewer than 18 miles of unincorporated roads to handle, and each year we have more …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
On December 22, boys basketball feeder team players for both Palatine high schools set out to help raise funds and food for the Palatine Township Food Pantry.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Expect to be stopped tonight near Dundee and Route 53 in an effort to stop drunk driving.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced today there will be random roadside safety checks conducted tonight near Dundee Road and Route 53, according to a press release. The effort is meant to curb drunk driving in Palatine Township, according to the release, and drivers will be screened to ensure they have a proper driver's license and registration, in addition to equipment checks and for other violations. The release states, "any suspicious passengers will be subject to scrutiny by police." The checks will be conducted in partnership with the Illinois State police. Information provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Meet the slate for Palatine Township vying for 7 open spots in the February 26, 2013 primary. Their slogan is "Doing Things Better...Because It's Your Money."
Monday, December 3, 2012
While there are no contested races for Village of Palatine elected seats, Palatine Township will have a primary that includes 17 candidates for seven open spots.
While the Village of Palatine April 2013 consolidated election has no contested races so far, Palatine Township voters will have 17 candidates to decide between for seven open seats on its board. The filing period for mayor of Palatine, village clerk, and council seats for districts 1, 4 and 6 ended November 26, along with township supervisor, assessor, highway commissioner and four trustee seats. Palatine Township The Palatine Township Republican Organization has endorsed a slate including Sharon Langlotz-Johnson for supervisor, Tom Kaider for highway commissioner, Kathy Allegretti for clerk, and Bill Pohlman, Art Goes, Kevin McGrane and Bill Huley for trustee. Current Palatine Township Supervisor Linda Fleming also plans to run again…
Friday, November 30, 2012
While the Democrats chose to have a caucus, the Palatine Township Republican Organization has decided to hold a primary in 2013, and has endorsed a slate of candidates.
For as far back as current Palatine Township officials can track, there has not been a primary amongst either Democrats or Republicans, according to Township Supervisor Linda Fleming. But on February 26, 2013, a primary will be held to sort out which Republicans will face the Democrats in the general election, and it's going to be expensive for taxpayers. And it could be an expensive one for taxpayers. Fleming said she has seen estimates that the primary election alone could cost as much as $100,000 for Cook County taxpayers. Palatine Township Committeeman Aaron Del Mar, who chose to hold the primary, disagrees. "I don't agree it would cost that much. I do understand the cost associated with holding a primary, but we must give people more…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Downtown Palatine Street Fest and Mariano's Fresh Market partnered over the summer to sell $5 wristbands for kids activities, and 100% of the proceeds were recently donated to the Palatine Township Food Pantry.
The Palatine Township Food Pantry recently received a $1,380 donation from a partnership between Mariano's Fresh Market and Downtown Palatine Street Fest. The funds were raised from $5 activity wristbands sold for the Kids' Zone at Street Fest at Mariano's. The goal was that 100 percent of the proceeds would benefit the food pantry. A check was presented on Friday, November 16 at Mariano's by Store Director Larry Fugate to Palatine Township Supervisor Linda Fleming. Mayor Jim Schwantz also was present. "This donation is so helpful in us continuing to support those in-need in the township year-round, these funds will be put into our account and used when our monetary donations run low which inevitably happens" said Fleming. Sam Trakas, …