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Encyclopedia > Palatine, Illinois
Coordinates: 42°07′01″N 88°02′26″W / 42.11694, -88.04056
Palatine
Village
Looking east along Slade Street.
Official name: Village of Palatine
Name origin: from Palatine, NY
Motto: Where quality is a way of life.
Nickname: P-ville,P-town
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Palatine
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Coordinates 42°07′01″N 88°02′26″W / 42.11694, -88.04056
Area 13.1 sq mi (34 km²)
 - land 13.0 sq mi (34 km²)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 65,479 (2000)
Density 5,047.2 /sq mi (1,949 /km²)
Mayor Rita L. Mullins
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60038, 60055, 60067, 60074, 60078, 60094, 60095
Area code 847
Location of Palatine within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Palatine, Illinois
Website: http://www.palatine.il.us/

Palatine is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a northwestern residential suburb of Chicago. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 65,479, and estimated to be 67,232 as of 2005. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... List of towns and villages in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 862 KB) Photographed by Sebastian Sierotnik I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Palatine is a town located in Montgomery County, New York. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Palatine Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... 847 This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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History

The first [European]-American to settle in Palatine is generally thought to be Dorothy Abersold along with Tyler Harris, a homosexual friend, who built a log cabin in the area now called Deer Grove. It is said that she came with a friend, Britney Spears and others. George Ela was also one of the first of a wave of pioneers to migrate to northern Illinois following the Black Hawk War. A road which passes through the western edge of Palatine is called Ela in his honor. For other uses, see Black Hawk War (disambiguation). ...


The Village of Palatine was founded in 1866. It was built around a station on the new Chicago and North Western Railway. Joel Wood surveyed and laid out the village, earning him the title of Palatine's founder. One of Palatine's original downtown streets is named after Wood. The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ...


A short line railroad, the Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad, was built in 1911, and began full passenger service to Wauconda, Illinois in 1912. The line was finally closed in 1924 after a series of financial misfortunes and the improvement of roads in the area. The PLZ&W provided transportation to Dr. Wilson's Deer Grove Park, just north of Dundee Road in Palatine[1]. The Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad (PLZ&W) was an 11 mile shortline railroad built to connect Palatine, IL to Lake Zurich and Wauconda. ... Wauconda is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. ...


Palatine's first suburb-style subdivision was called Palanois Park, built shortly after World War II. The town has experienced truly explosive growth since the 1970s, part of Chicago's ever-growing suburban sprawl. Palatine was home to the Cook County Fair from 1914 to 1931. The fairgrounds are now a sub-division with a name that pays tribute to Palatine's former fairgrounds. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


Palatine was the location of the Brown's Chicken Massacre in 1993. Seven employees of a local Brown's Chicken & Pasta were shot, and their bodies put into the restaurant's freezer, preventing police from establishing a time of death. The unsolved murders scarred Palatine and nearly ruined the Brown's Chicken company. No suspects were charged until 2002, when DNA evidence finally pointed to Juan Luna and Jim Degorski. Luna was a former employee, and both were former students at William Fremd High School. Luna's trial officially began on March 30, 2007[2]; Luna was found guilty. Degorski, who will be tried separately, is awaiting trial. The Browns Chicken massacre is the popular name for a mass murder which occurred at a Browns Chicken restaurant in Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago in the United States in 1993. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Browns Chicken & Pasta is a Chicago based chain of fast food restaurants specializing in fried chicken. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... William Fremd High School, or Fremd, is a public four-year high school located in Palatine, Illinois , a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

The Palatine Metra station is visible looking southeast along the Union Pacific Northwest Line

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Government

Palatine operates under the Council-manager form of local government. Six councilmen are elected from their respective districts, while the entire village elects the Village Clerk and the Mayor. The council then hires a Village Manager to oversee the town's day-to-day operation. The current mayor is Republican Rita Mullins. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Geography

Palatine is located at 42°7′1″N, 88°2′26″W (42.116885, -88.040613)[3].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 13.1 square miles (34.0 km²), of which, 13.0 square miles (33.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.99%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Palatine is in a wooded marshland where several streams rise around the village. Most of these streams meet up with the Salt Creek which rises at Wilke Marsh on the village's east side. The most notable exception is the northeast side, where its streams lie in the Buffalo Creek watershed. As a consequence, floods occur very frequently in Palatine Salt Creek is a stream in Northeastern Illinois, and an important tributary of the Des Plaines River. ...

Sunset at Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Sunset at Deer Grove Forest Preserve

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People and culture

Palatine has one of the more diverse populations in the Chicago metropolitan area in regards to ethnicity and income. Most of that diversity comes from immigrants. Over one hundred languages are spoken in Palatine.[citation needed] The village is home to a Sikh gurdwara on its northwest side that is visited by Sikhs from across the country. Chicagoland redirects here. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... The Harimandir Sahib. ...


Education

Palatine is part of Illinois' Community Consolidated School District 15 and Township High School District 211. The village is home to two high schools, Palatine High School and William Fremd High School; and a community college, William Rainey Harper College. Both high schools and the college, as well as the public library, have received high national honors. There are four public junior high school in Palatine, Walter R. Sundling Junior High, Plum Grove Junior High, Carl Sandburg Junior High, and Winston-Campus Junior High. There are a total of nine public elementary schools in Palatine: Township High School District 211 is located in Cook County, Illinois, and is essentially comprised of Palatine and Schaumburg townships. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Palatine High School is a high school in District 211 in Illinois, located at 1111 N. Rohlwing Rd in Palatine. ... William Fremd High School, or Fremd, is a public four-year high school located in Palatine, Illinois , a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... A community college is a type of educational institution. ... William Rainey Harper College is a two-year community college in Palatine, Illinois. ...

  • Jane Addams School
  • Hunting Ridge School
  • Marion Jordan School
  • Lake Louise School
  • Lincoln School
  • Pleasant Hill School
  • Stuart R. Paddock School
  • Gray M. Sanborn School
  • Virginia Lake School

There is also a combined K-8 school, Winston Campus, formed by the merger of Winston Churchill School with adjacent Winston Park Junior High.


Palatine also has three preschool-8 parochial schools: + *Pleasant hill school

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Park Districts

  • Salt Creek Rural Park District

It is the mission of the Salt Creek Rural Park District to provide for the community a quality park and recreation system that is committed to excellence in service and facilities, as well as being sensitive to individuals and economics.


The Salt Creek Rural Park District was formed in 1956 and operates under the Park District Code of Statutory Laws which directly governs the power, duties, and purposes relating to park districts in the State of Illinois.


Legal voters from the park district elect seven non-paid park commissioners. Commissioners serve 6, 4, and 2 year terms. The Board of Commissioners elect a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The commissioners appoint a Director of Parks and Recreation to manage the day-to-day operations of the district.


The Director of Parks and Recreation hires professional administrative staff to oversee the operation of parks, recreation facilities and recreation programs.


The district provides recreation and leisure services to the residents that live within the corporate boundaries of the district. The corporate boundaries of the district include parts of the Village of Arlington Heights, Palatine and the City of Rolling Meadows.


The district also provides recreation and leisure services to many non-residents of the area on a pee basis.


Sister cities

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Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 65,479 people, 25,518 households, and 16,586 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,047.2 people per square mile (1,949.2/km²). There were 26,223 housing units at an average density of 2,021.3/sq mi (780.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 83.05% White, 2.15% African American, 0.22% Native American, 7.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.08% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.12% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 25,518 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.18. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $63,321, and the median income for a family was $76,270. Males had a median income of $50,341 versus $35,342 for females. The per capita income for the village was $30,661. About 3.5% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Famous Palatinians

  • Dorothy Abersold
  • Jason
  • Freddy
  • T-bone

BCD

For other uses, see Guinea pig (disambiguation). ... Michael Bradley (born July 31, 1987) is an American soccer player, who currently plays as a midfielder for SC Heerenveen of the Dutch Eredivisie. ... John Gegenhuber was born in Palatine, Illinois and began acting in 1986 on the series Under the Biltmore Clock. ... Larry Lujack (born June 6, 1940), a Top 40 Music radio disc jockey who was a precursor to the shock jocks of the 1990s, is known for his world-weary sarcastic style, Klunk letter of the day, and darkly humorous Animal Stories and Cheap Trashy Show Biz. ... Carol Marin is a television and print journalist based in Chicago, Illinois. ... WMAQ redirects here. ... Palatine High School is a high school in District 211 in Illinois, located at 1111 N. Rohlwing Rd in Palatine. ... Kris Myers, originally from Palatine, Illinois, is an American musician. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Umphreys McGee is a progressive rock / jam band from Chicago, Illinois whose music is often referred to as progressive improvisation. ... Christina Moore (born April 12, 1973 in Palatine, Illinois) is an American comic actress. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ...

Economy

Palatine has been in the process of revitalizing its downtown area since December 1999[5]. This process has spawned a new passenger train station, a nearby parking garage, and several new condominiums, rowhomes, and commercial buildings. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... This article is about the form of housing. ...


Weber-Stephen Products Co., manufacturers of the Weber grill, is located in Palatine. The Weber-Stephen Products Co. ... It has been suggested that Gas grill parts be merged into this article or section. ...


Square D, one of the largest makers of circuit breakers, is headquartered in Palatine. Square D is an American manufacturer of equipment used to control and distribute electric power. ... For other uses, see Circuit breaker (disambiguation). ...


References

  1. ^ Whitney, Richard. Old Maud: The Story of The Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad Polo, Illinois: Transportation Trails, 1992. ISBN 0933449143
  2. ^ Sadovi, Carlos. "First 2 Brown's Trial Jurors Chosen", Chicago Tribune, 2007-03-30
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Village of Palatine. "Downtown Land Use Guide Update. Online: [1].

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