Andy-John G. Kalkounos, Palatine Township Supervisor
SHARING IMPORTANT NEWS:
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Message from Supervisor Kalkounos
Annual Town Meeting
The Township was honored to have 1st Sergeant Bryan Anderson as our guest and Moderator of the Palatine Township Annual Town meeting. Bryan Anderson is a resident of Palatine Township, a Purple Heart recipient and our hometown hero. His courage, determination and hope are an inspiration for all our lives. His valuable work as an advocate and voice for his fellow veterans and service-personnel inspires us with his book, “No Turning Back.” Bryan Anderson is a combat veteran, a spokesperson, author and actor in film and television. We thank him for his service to our Township and our Nation.
New Township Assessor
Bill Pohlman, a longtime public servant and humanitarian, was appointed to and sworn in as the Township Assessor. Pohlman took office on May 1st and was sworn in by Honorable Judge John Curry and joined by daughter Carrie Pohlman and Scott Richards. Pohlman replaced former Assessor Terry Kelly who retired his office. Assessor Pohlman has served the Township as a trustee for over 10 years and he received the Township Patriot Award. His community work includes: Jaycees, Son of the American Legion and Rotary.
Hoffman Estates Fire Protection District
Appointment of Susan L. Atchison
Longtime local business person and resident of Palatine Township Susan Atchison was reappointed to the Hoffman Estates Fire Protection District at the April Board Meeting. Palatine Township includes Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Inverness, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg and South Barrington. Thank you for your continued service, Trustee!
New Township Trustee
John M. Freese was appointed as the new Trustee for Palatine Township. He was sworn in by the Honorable (former Presiding Judge 3rd Dist. Rolling Meadows) James A. Geocaris and joined by Linda Rashid. A retired 34 year veteran Sergeant in the Rolling Meadows Police Department, Trustee Freese is filling the vacancy created by the appointment of Bill Pohlman as Assessor. Trustee Freese was formerly the Field Training Officer and currently serves on the Police Pension Board. His continued service to the Palatine Township community is welcomed on the Township board.
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."