Monday, June 6, 2011
The Palatine Village Board Monday rejected a proposal for a used car lot on Northwest Highway.
The Palatine Village Board rejected a proposal for a used car lot on Northwest Highway, citing concerns that had been raised by nearby residents. The business, Japan Auto Services, was proposed for 1408 E. Northwest Highway. It would have been located on the same parcel as Aspen Exteriors. District 5 Council Member Kollin Kozlowski said that nearby residents on Williams Avenue had expressed concerns about possible test drives on their street. "[The neighbors] know its zoned for business . . . it's just probably the wrong use for that area right now," Kozlowski said. The council rejected the proposal 4 to 2–Council members Aaron Del Mar and Jim Clegg voted in favor of it. The business would have had 25 cars in its inventory. Most of the …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Kollin Kozlowski was sworn in this week as District 5 council member.
Kollin Kozlowski was sworn in as District 5 Village Council member Monday. Kozlowski defeated Jack Wagner in the April 5 election. Wagner had served on the council for 24 years. Wagner was thanked for his service to Palatine at a meeting in April. Kozlowski said he had spent the last two weeks working with Village Manager Reid Ottesen and other staff members getting up to speed. "I've really dived into a lot of stuff," Kozlowski said. "I really feel like I'm arriving with a good knowledge about what's going on." Kozlowski said that the transition has gone well and that Wagner also had been helpful. Kozlowski will chair the village's Technology and Community Health Committee. Other committee assignments include Scott Lamerand chairing …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Palatine Village Council thanked Jack Wagner for 24 years of service.
After 24 years, District 5 Council member Jack Wagner's tenure on the village board is fast approaching its end. Wagner was defeated in the April 5 election by Kollin Kozlowski. The Village Council thanked Wagner for his service at a recent meeting. "As a new mayor I looked to Jack for a lot of guidance. Jack was very patient with me, helped me along my way. Helped make that transition a smooth one and for that I will always be indebted to you for that," Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz said. Schwantz noted that Wagner was a constant champion of improved police and fire services in Palatine. Among those in attendance at the meeting were numerous members of Palatine's police and fire departments who lined the back wall of council chambers. "As …
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Palatine Patch is running questionnaires of local political candidates this week leading up to the April 5 election.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Three village council seats are up in the April 5 election. The only contested race, however, is in District 5 where incumbent Jack Wagner faces a challenge from Kollin Kozlowski. Kollin Kozlowski Biography: A life-long resident of the Northwest suburbs, I grew up in Elmwood Park and attended Holy Cross High School in River Grove. At Northern Illinois University, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Public Administration and a minor in Business Administration. I continued on to Roosevelt University, earning a Masters in Business Administration with a major in Finance. Currently, I work in risk management and contract negotiations for Accenture, the leading global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing …