About Palatine Township

Andy-John G. Kalkounos, Palatine Township Supervisor

“Continuing A Legacy of Service and Community Engagement”      

Portrait of Supervisor Andy-John G. Kalkounos                                                                                                                                  Organized in 1850, Palatine Township
continues to evolve, with some processes still in place today 174 years later. The Township maintains its tradition of electing officers and holding an Annual Town Meeting, allowing residents to participate in local government.

In April, Palatine Township was honored to have Commander Michael Fior as our guest and Moderator at the Annual Town Meeting. Mr. Fior, the retired Commander of the Rolling Meadows Police Department, has served our community for 26 years. We extend our heartfelt thanks for his dedication and service!

Congratulations to both the Palatine Public Library and the American Legion Post 690 in Palatine, who will celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2024! Both organizations significantly enrich our community by providing countless resources for residents.

Longtime Palatine Township resident Mary Mottonen was reappointed to the Hoffman Estates Rural Fire Protection District through April 2027 at the April Board Meeting. Thank you for your continued service, Trustee Mottonen!

Similarly, longtime Palatine Township resident Aaron Del Mar was reappointed to the Inverness Fire Protection District through April 2027 at the April Board Meeting. Thank you for your continued service, Trustee Del Mar!

In 2022, Governor Pritzker signed the Decennial Committee on Local Government Efficiency Act. Palatine Township staff presented on topics that sparked discussions among committee members about government efficiency within Palatine Township and throughout the county and state.

Detailed in this report is a discussion of each topic covered by the Committee, as well as recommendations established by the Committee to increase efficiency. Our Decennial Committee has completed and posted the Decennial Efficiency Report, now available on our website. Special thanks to local residents Mrs. Alicia Krippinger and Mr. Steve Tornatore for their commitment to public service. These individuals were recently recognized for their volunteer service on the Decennial Committee, helping us to improve our Township.

Palatine Township has submitted grant applications that will dramatically impact families and individuals in our community through upgrades, revitalization, and modernization of facilities like our Food Pantry. We are pleased to announce that Palatine Township is a finalist for funding submitted by Congressman Quigley to the US House Appropriations Committee for FY25. We are also working with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity on another grant opportunity for $50,000 for infrastructure improvements through Senator Dan McConchie’s Office. Additionally, our Township has requested over $100,000 in funding from the state House, thanks to Representative Syed.

The Palatine Township Back to School Supplies Program is launching its 36th year with the support of the community and will kick off at the Hometown Fest parade. The program is designed to help children and their families prepare for the upcoming school year with the necessary school supplies. The success of this program is a testament to the overwhelming support and generous donations from the community.

Lastly, our Township seeks civic-minded professionals who wish to give back by volunteering, appointment to committees and both part-time and full-time employment. Please consider visiting our website for more information or contact me directly if interested.

Sincerely yours,


Andy-John G. Kalkounos' Signature

Andy-John G. Kalkounos
Palatine Township Supervisor


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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.

Food Pantry Needs: Click to Donate

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.

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Our Motto is “People Serving People.”

Our Mission

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 114,000 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

Upcoming Events

  • July 22, 2024
    Finance Committee Meeting
  • July 22, 2024
    Board Meeting
  • August 12, 2024
    Committee of the Whole Meeting
  • August 26, 2024
    Finance Committee Meeting
  • August 26, 2024
    Board Meeting
  • August 30, 2024
    Closed at Noon for Labor Day
  • September 2, 2024
    Closed for Labor Day
  • September 9, 2024
    Committee of the Whole Meeting