Andy-John G. Kalkounos, Palatine Township Supervisor
“Palatine Township is the Primary Source of Humanitarian Aid in Your Community”
Many of our neighbors and school-aged kids struggle with food insecurity and daily needs. Your Township provides support through our client choice food pantry, shelter through general assistance and emergency assistance programs and transportation for our elderly and disabled. Our outreach programs provide Thanksgiving and Easter baskets, holiday gifts and school supplies. We recently expanded access to the on-site VetCenter and IL Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Our Road District Department maintains infrastructure in the public right of way, such as paving, snow plowing and drainage for the unincorporated areas. We advocate for your residential property with appeals and exemptions at the Assessor’s Office.
In addition to valuable in-house programs, Palatine Township supports dozens of not-for-profit agencies offering local residents assistance with senior services, mental health, day care, at-risk youth and poverty. Township government collects the lowest amount of taxes with the greatest impact in community, thanks to taxpayers, volunteers and donors.
For a third year in a row, our Township Board voted for a “0%”increase in the tax levy. We are excited to expand services like never before, while remaining fiscally responsible and exploring efficiencies in our government. As Township Supervisor and with the support of the Township Board, the decision was made to consolidate bank accounts and swiftly take advantage of high-yield interest rates greatly benefiting the people’s Treasury. Moving funds to local community banks resulted in over $189,000 of interest income. Equally significant is the ease of use and understanding of our financial ecosystem. Transparency is important for both auditors and the public.
Good news from down state! At the Annual Township Officials of IL Conference, we won “Best Innovative Program” for a pilot-program, “Donors Empowering Area Residents” (D.E.A.R.). It was created during rising inflation to help qualified residents receive a $25 gift card at their food pantry visit to purchase necessities at local grocers and fuel stations. Over $76,000 in gift card assistance was carefully dispersed, entirely funded by donations to the
Needy Family Fund, 501c3. No tax dollars were used for this. On behalf of the staff and recipients, I would like to extend our thanks to the community for their generosity. We are very fortunate to have a strong township team who creatively responds with timely solutions making a real impact in people’s lives. It’s gratifying public-service work.
We extend an invitation for each and every one of you to join us at the Annual Town Meeting April 9, 2024. Historically, this meeting reflects the most fundamental type of government. This is a good time to meet your local officials over a cup of coffee, so please come on out. “Think Globally, Act Locally” (René Jules Dubos).
Andy-John G. Kalkounos
Palatine Township Supervisor
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.
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 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.
Our Motto is “People Serving People.”
Palatine Township supports citizens within the Township with services authorized by Illinois law including assistance to those in need, support for accurate property assessments, senior services including transportation, and maintenance for roadways in the unincorporated areas. We provide programs and services in a timely, efficient and courteous manner always mindful that the taxpayers of Palatine Township are paying for the services.
Palatine Township provides numerous services and events for its 113,000 residents, and supports 29 social service agencies located within its boundaries. The Township is one of the most heavily populated in Illinois, with a goal to enhance and improve the quality of life for all of its residents. The following communities are part of the Township: Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Inverness, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, South Barrington and Schaumburg.
Township Hours : Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM