Andy-John G. Kalkounos, Palatine Township Supervisor
Updates from Township Supervisor
Andy-John G. Kalkounos
“Bringing People Together”
As a lifelong resident of Palatine Township I was honored to be elected to serve as the Palatine Township Supervisor, a four-year elected term ending in 2025. Palatine Township is home to approximately 115,000 residents and covers 36 square miles. Our boundaries include just north of I-90 to the south, Lake Cook to the north, Wilke Road to the east, and Huntington Blvd to the west. Yes, our future Bears Stadium that is replacing the cherished Arlington Park Racetrack in Arlington Heights resides in Palatine Township!
We successfully serve our residents that span 8 municipalities: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, and South Barrington. Our working partnerships with these local governments along with community and civic organizations, helps us identify needs. Known for "best in class" social services, we contract with agencies to assist individuals and families in overcoming challenges for a better life.
By law, Illinois townships are charged with three basic functions:
1) General Assistance for those in need;
2) Assessor’s Office for the assessment of real property, appeals and exemptions;
3) Road District for the maintenance of all roads and bridges outside federal, state, and other local jurisdictions.
In practice each township must custom-tailor itself to the needs of their unique communities and Illinois townships do just that. Palatine Township has among the top list of services offered in the state and we are constantly improving. Visit our website or Facebook page to catch a glimpse of all the amazing human services happening right here in your township offices.
I am excited to report to you both as your elected public servant and as a neighbor, your Township operation is running very well, even overcoming staffing challenges that many seems to face.
Much of the credit goes to the diverse and dedicated staff of Palatine Township without whom nothing is possible. The other credit that must be acknowledged…the people that we serve and the volunteers and donors that support them. What a humbling experience to see people we know who quietly give of themselves. Palatine Township is “bringing people together” like never before and we welcome you to see for yourself.
Andy-John G. Kalkounos
Supervisor, Palatine Township
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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.
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