Supervisor's Message

Andy-John Kalkonous     

Andy-John G. Kalkounos, Palatine Township Supervisor


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Message from the Supervisor

After the Spanish Flu came the Roaring 20s…

The feeling of breaking through this pandemic is palpable and so desperately needed.  The opportunity to finally be together after a long period of seclusion or limited contact is exciting. The social, corporate and holiday planning events are booking up!

For some, however, I am discovering that we have an invisible, unaddressed issue not getting the press that Lollapalooza or the cross-town classics do. I am speaking to the mental health crisis that weighs so heavily on so many of our hearts and, for a good chunk of these people, in painful silence. From our honored Veterans, to the single
parents, to the smiling co-worker, to our beloved school-aged children, mental health and self-care needs are going undiscussed and unmet and, as a result demands our
immediate attention.

I recently observed local high-schoolers speaking at an event, and I lost count of the references to psychological trauma and suicide. Absolutely nothing can replace the role of good parenting or that of a stable family member or even a trusted friend, however, your Township exists to meet the needs of our community where we live, work, learn and play. Families are more and more faced with loved ones with mental health struggles they do not know how to respond to. Even more alarming are the number of families who don’t even know their loved ones are suffering, because they don’t have the language to communicate their suffering or are afraid of the stigma associated with mental health problems. We will find a way to support and provide services to all those in need. Please use the Township as your resource partner to connect to the right service providers for both emergency assistance and for other services.

The late great Anthony Bourdain said, “Go somewhere you’ve never been, listen to someone you think may have nothing in common with you…Be open to a world where
you may not understand or agree with the person next to you, but have a drink with them anyway. Eat Slowly. Tip your server. Check in on your friends. Check in on yourself.
Enjoy the ride.”

RIP Chef!

Let’s be kind to ourselves first and then to each other.

Warm Regards,

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

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.

Full-Time Bookkeeper Click for information

Part-Time Bus DriverClick for information


Sharing important information about Unemployment Fraud. 

Click for the press release with detailed information.




Palatine Township Center
721 S. Quentin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Township Hours:
Monday 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday through  Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to NOON.


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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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