Andy-John G. Kalkounos, Palatine Township Supervisor
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Message from the Supervisor
” Responsible and Responsive Government”
Palatine Township voted a Zero Percent Increase
We are pleased to report that our Township Board voted at the regular December Board meeting for a “0% Increase” over last year’s tax rate. Our meeting was held in the Patriot Room with a mosaic backdrop of gifts for the Toy Drive for needy families in our Township. The unanimous vote included the Town Fund, General Assistance and the Road District Levies. We maintain our commitment to be fiscally responsible with taxpayer money and we have a deep-rooted culture of meeting the needs of our community.
Township is responsive to community needs
The Crisis Assistance Program, the first of its kind in township government, was just awarded “Best Township Innovative Program.” This program was created by my predecessor, a former law enforcement officer, to provide resources and funding to local police departments as they assist residents in immediate crisis. Many residents assisted by this program have been the victim(s) of domestic violence or disasters in their homes. We were able to develop the program even further through our dedicated GA Coordinator Mrs. Shapiro and her staff who have been instrumental in bridging emergency service partners with those in need.
Palatine Township’s Electric Aggregation Opt-Out Program
In a 2013 Referendum, voters in unincorporated Palatine Township elected to establish an Electric Aggregation Savings Opt-Out Program. This program allows Palatine Township to review and accept bids to provide unincorporated residents with the best electric rate. This past year Palatine Township renewed the electric aggregation program. The vast majority of residents who chose to remain in the program are experiencing much lower electric bills.
Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022
The Annual Town meeting is an opportunity for Township residents to participate in grassroots government. Palatine Township is committed to responding to the needs of the residents of this community by providing compassionate, efficient and accountable government services. Historically, this meeting reflects the most fundamental type of government in which each registered voter in the Township has an equal voice. Township government is local government closest to the people. Come and help us recognize our exemplary citizens whose generous and thoughtful contributions have significantly impacted our community. The Annual Town meeting will also include a short presentation.
We exist to help those who need assistance…
Sometimes those people are hard to find. If you know of someone who needs a hand or advice on how to manage through an issue, please allow us the opportunity to help advise and support. If you would like to contribute, volunteer or serve please call 847-358-6700.
Andy-John G. Kalkounos
Supervisor, Palatine Township
Palatine Township Assistance:
We help needy families within Palatine Township. If you are in need of assistance, please contact the Township by
calling 847-358-6700 or by sending an email to Reach@PalatineTownship-il.gov.
Palatine Food Pantry Needs: To assist needy families, please click for a list of Immediate Needs along with our general list.
Click for our Food Pantry page.
Please donate to the Needy Family Fund. This not-for-profit plan is funded by private, tax-deductible contributions to assist residents who are at need. You can donate online by clicking on the donate button below. We will help people financially who have no income and are not eligible for unemployment. They are the first priority.
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Disabled or senior Palatine Township residents who have appointments
at the new vaccine locations and are in need of transportation can call Palatine Township.
Please contact the Township at 847-358-6700.
Palatine Township Employment Opportunities:
We are seeking skilled and compassionate professionals to join our team. At this time, the following positions are open at Palatine Township.
Part-Time Bus Driver – Click for information
In 1835, the first settlers arrived in what is now Palatine Township.They settled in wooded areas such as Deer Grove, Englishman's Grove, Highland Grove (Inverness), and Plum Grove. Palatine township was originally designated “Township 42” by State Constitution. In 1850, the townspeople gathered at a local schoolhouse to choose a new name for the township.It is very likely that the name Palatine originated from the “Palatinate” area along the Rhine River in Germany, The European home of many of our early settlers.
About Palatine Township
The Township of Palatine is located in northwest Cook County within the Chicago area. While Palatine Township is the same geographic size as most townships in Illinois, 36 square miles, it is among the most heavily populated with 113,000 residents. We are proud to share our geographic area with all or part of Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Inverness, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, South Barrington, and Schaumburg. Our borders are: East - Wilke Road; West - Huntington Road; North - Lake Cook Road; South - Central Road. The people of Palatine Township enjoy the opportunity to choose from suburban bedroom communities and areas, rural sections and urbanized "downtown" areas. Palatine Township is local government that is "closest to the people."