Supervisor's Message

Sharon Johnson


We are looking to put together a list of folks who are a senior, disabled, or in the 1b category for any upcoming vaccine clinics or if there is overflow or no shows at the convention center to submit for last minute calls to fill the spots.

If you want to be put on the contact list through the Township for future opportunities and are unable to attend both dates, please include the following information in your email:• Name • Address • Phone number • Email  • age (65 or above or under 65)  • (if 1b please explain.)

If you are interested, please call  the Township at 847-358-6700.

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

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.

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. 




“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

                                                                                                                                                   – Walter Reuther

After twelve years on the Township Board, eight of those as Supervisor, I am retiring and turning the gavel over to the new elected Supervisor on May 17. I am proud of all the staff, the Board, and what I have accomplished. Every day I looked for ways to improve services for the struggling, elderly, disabled, and for you, the Township residents, without adding unnecessary costs to your property taxes. I have outlined those improvements inside this newsletter. I’d like to share some of those highlights.

I advocated and twice paid off the unfunded pension for the Township, saving over $1,000,000.00 for taxpayers. Recent tax bills show that ONLY the Township is a 99-100% funded pension.

As a Trustee, I developed and advocated for a “Capitol Improvement Fund.” Monies not spent the year prior are dedicated for Capital Projects, many of which are needed after years of neglect. The new fund preserves the Township from requesting additional levy funds.

We installed multiple systems and additional equipment, which resulted savings in utility costs, water damage, and other repairs. We improved communication by installing sound panels in the Patriot Room, an electronic marquee sign, and we’ve upgraded the phone system.

The General Assistance Program was revamped with strict protocols to ensure that those who were truly in need, were receiving assistance. This had not been previously enforced. Other protocols were changed allowing qualified individuals to receive additional needed assistance, including allowing for increased food pantry visits upon request.

My favorite and most meaningful changes were the additional Township Transportation Bus, which will allow more transportation options for all residents, and increased security in the General Assistance area and the entire building. We are safer knowing who is entering and in the Township Building. This could be the best savings of all, a priceless life.

Thank you to the residents for the opportunity to serve, and the most thanks to the amazing staff of Palatine Township for your assistance, guidance, support, and compassion through the years. I know that you all are very dedicated, and that you will carry on the passion of helping people through the future years.


Sharing important information about Unemployment Fraud. 


Click for the press release with detailed information.






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721 S. Quentin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
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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."

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