Talk:Palatine, Illinois

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Weber Company[edit]

I'll have to double check but I'm pretty sure the Weber Grill company has moved all operations out to Huntley, IL. now. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 67.167.209.156 (talkcontribs) 12:08, August 15, 2006 (UTC)

They still have design and corporate facilities in Palatine. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Levinr (talkcontribs) 20:25, September 7, 2006 (UTC)

Etymology of Palatine[edit]

Is there documentary evidence that Palatine was named after Palatine, New York (which is said to be named after the Palatinate in the Rhineland), rather than County palatine in England, or Palatine Hill (one of the seven hills of Rome)? --Blainster 19:09, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

As a resident of Palatine, I can verify that it is named after the Palatinate in Germany, not after Palatine, NY. Early settlers of Palatine were Germanic, along with many other areas in Illinois and Wisconsin. Not sure where the NY idea came from. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 208.179.109.36 (talkcontribs) 23:16, November 27, 2006 (UTC)

ethnic diversity??[edit]

I'm a white guy who lives in Palatine, and while I'm a fan of "ethnic diversity", I must say I got a chuckle out of reading here it is a characteristic of Palatine. At Palatine's "Street Fest", a free outdoor concert event weekend that draws many thousands, it's a struggle to find any ethnic diversity in the faces. And every year some dumbass kids get in a fight and riot control has too come out.

Harper College?[edit]

Isn't this in Palatine? This school is pretty well-regarded and deserves mention. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.136.204.139 (talk) 06:01, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Durty Nellies[edit]

Durty Nellies is a pretty well known restaurant/pub/music venue in Palatine. I know that the Jonas Brothers were there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.209.57.234 (talk) 00:06, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

The Infobox[edit]

The Palatine page currently uses the Template:Geobox Settlement. However, many other pages listed in the Chicagoland Navigational Template use the Chicagoland Municipality template for the infobox, instead of using Geobox. See for example Addison, Arlington Heights, etc.

Does anyone object to using the Chicagoland Municipality template as the infobox? -Erasthamus (talk) 04:18, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Historical[edit]

Of note should be the fact that a once important petroleum production and marketing company by the name of Pure Oil Company was headquartered in Palatine.

Fandango234 (talk) 23:28, 10 September 2008 (UTC) Ellis Darby Fandango234 (talk) 23:28, 10 September 2008 (UTC) fandango234@me.com

Why no mention of the motion to secede from Cook County due to the increased sales tax and the planned meeting which was not attended by Board President Stroger? It's not every day a municipality threatens such action... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.73.242.50 (talk) 17:23, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Mysterious Subdivision??[edit]

"The fairgrounds are now a sub-division with a name that pays tribute to Palatine's former fairgrounds." So...is this place the mysterious Subdivision That Shall Not Be Named, or something? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.191.17.75 (talk) 01:55, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

'Fairgrounds Park' is located at the southeast corner of the intersections of Baldwin, Hicks & Northwest Hwy. (Behind Photo's Restaurant.) Rand McNally's map shows it as a small neighborhood, maybe bounded on the south by Lincoln, but a former neighbor who was a lifelong resident of Palatine told me it was the entire area east to Rohlwing, and considered the old Kmart as being in Fairgrounds Park. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GeorgianB (talkcontribs) 05:13, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Rob Sherman[edit]

I've tagged the mention of Rob Sherman as needing citations. Also, the tone of the sentences seems rather POV - the word "attacked" is used instead of "sued". Autarch (talk) 17:35, 22 July 2012 (UTC)