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Downtown Palatine as viewed along the Union Pacific Northwest line. Joe Lewnard | Staff

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  • A Real Home Town
  • 69,144
  • 1866
  • The first European credited with living in the area is George Ela, who built his log cabin in Deer Grove in 1835.
  • 60067, 60074, 60095
  • 42.116885, -88.040613

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  • Palatine-Schaumburg Dist. 211 (High school)
  • www.d211.org/

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Notable People

  • Carol Marin
  • Peabody Award-winning TV journalist.
  • Wikipedia
  • Jim Schwantz
  • Retired NFL Pro Bowl linebacker; won a Super Bowl with Dallas; now mayor of Palatine.
  • Wikipedia
  • Maria Pinto
  • Fashion designer, a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama.
  • Maria Pinto website
  • Ted Nugent
  • Rock star known as the Motor City Madman, lived in Palatine as a teenager. A boulder outside of Durty Nellie's honors his mother, Marion "Ma" Nugent.
  • Ted Nugent's website