Supervisor's Message

Sharon Johnson

Palatine Township Update and Request for Donations – 

Palatine Township will remain open but will be closed to walk-ins due to the “Shelter In Place” order that was issued by Governor Pritzker. This “Shelter In Place” order begins Saturday, March 21, 2020. You can still contact the Township if you need assistance by calling 847-358-6700 or by sending an email to

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.

Palatine Township Press Release  –

Palatine Township will remain open and continue to provide services to residents of Palatine Township during the State of Emergency declared by the Governor.

Our Township procedures have been modified to continue to assist those in need, the infirm, and elderly, and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the public, staff and volunteers.

The Palatine Township Food Pantry will remain open to serve the community and will continue to accept donations.  Current Food Pantry clients are being contacted directly with our modified procedures and we will continue to offer our choice food pantry selections to be sure food needed, is received.

The Township Transportation Department will be limited to transporting seniors and the disabled to dialysis and other medical appointments, to obtain medication, and to the grocery store on an as needed basis.

“It is important the residents know we are still, and will always be there to assist them in their most challenging times.” Said Supervisor Sharon Langlotz-Johnson.

The Assessor’s office will assist with questions regarding all exemptions (Senior, Homeowner, Disabled and Disabled Veterans) as well as with the Senior Freeze over the phone.  All forms will be mailed directly to the homeowner for a signature and include a postage paid envelope to mail back to the Township.

Any Palatine Township resident in need of assistance in anyway, can contact the Township for information. Township services require applications to be on file for food pantry, transportation, and financial assistance.  Any resident can access those forms on our Township Website and email the forms to return to be processed.  We are conducting appointments via a webcast so to limit the person to person contact.

Respectfully, we ask individuals that are not feeling well to avoid coming the Township Facility.  We will make accommodations to work through webcams, email, and other available technology.  For those who do not have access for electronic means, we will work through other ways to get them the assistance needed.

Please visit this website for updates, office hours and department contact information, or call 847-358-6700 or email



March 18, 2020

Dear Donors,

The Township is reaching out to all who signed up to donate an Easter Basket to those in need. First, Palatine Township is especially grateful to those who are willing to help others, and our community has been amazing before, and continues to show amazing compassion during these unprecedented times.

We know it is important to our residents to continue our programs and services offered at the Township, although some of them modified to accommodate the guidelines set by the Centers of Disease control. This includes our transportation for seniors and disabled to their medical appointments or other life sustaining trips, the Assessor’s office is still assisting with exemptions via phone and U.S. Mail, General Assistance Department with financial assistance or government program applications, and Outreach Programs including the Easter Basket Program for those in need.

We know there are many people whose employment has been drastically changed in the past week. If you are unable to supply the Easter Basket you have taken an egg for, please let us know and we will make arrangements for that child to still receive their basket. We only need your name, information of the child listed on the egg, and your phone number in the event we have any questions.

We understand if you are unable to fulfill these baskets and know it is something that cannot be helped. Please contact the Township (847-358-6700) if you find yourself in need and we will do our best to assist in any way we can including referrals to the correct agency in needed.

If you are able to fulfill the Easter Basket and have not dropped them as of this email please let us know you are still able to do so. We need to have a complete list so we do not miss a child. We would need your name, information on the egg and phone number.

If any person has any signs of illness, or prefers to not enter the building, please let us know and we will have someone come out to your vehicle to retrieve the basket or you may drop them at the front door and after calling to let us know you are doing so. We want everyone to feel comfortable in this process and want to give the best options available. The Township building is open if you want to drop the basket at the front desk. We respectfully ask anyone who has any cold type symptoms to refrain from coming into the Township building.

Thank you all for your kindness and generosity to our families throughout the years. This will be a difficult year for everyone and helping families with the little things sometimes make the biggest impression.

Sharon Langlotz-Johnson
Supervisor, Palatine Township

Lori Lindberg
Outreach Coordinator, Palatine Township



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
Palatine Township is suspending Saturday hours until further notice.


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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.

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