Other Agency Partners


Palatine is a member community of the Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC). The NWMC is a regional councils of government, representing over 1.2 million citizens residing in 42 municipalities and 1 township. Its membership area covers over 300 square miles in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. 


Palatine is a member of the Illinois Municipal League (IML). The League was founded in 1913 and has worked continuously for the benefit of municipalities, promoting competence and integrity in administration of municipal government. The IML offers services to our members that range from traditional to cutting edge, in order to educate and motivate them to remain focused on their passion for the constituencies they represent. 


The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), a nonprofit intergovernmental agency, has provided solid waste management services, programs, and resource materials to its 23 member communities since 1988. SWANCC’s focus is to reduce the volume and toxicity of solid waste through responsible waste reduction solutions and includes collections for special materials.

O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission

The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) is the only inter-governmental agency that is dedicated to reducing aircraft noise in the communities around O’Hare International Airport. It was established in 1996, following an invitation from the City of Chicago to suburban mayors to begin constructive dialogues on aircraft noise issues.

Submit a Complaint

The CDA maintains a toll-free noise hotline (1-800-435-9569) for suburban communities for citizens to express their concern about particular aircraft events or aircraft noise levels in general.

In June 2009 the City of Chicago launched a webpage where complaints may be entered directly online. The following link leads to the City’s 311 System where one can fill in information about a noise event.  Submit Aircraft Noise Complaint Online

If you are trying to enter a complaint online and are receiving an error message, please call the Noise Hotline at (1-800-435-9569) and let the operator know the webpage is down. Complaints must go to the CDA Noise Hotline or Online Form to be counted.

NWC Dispatch

Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS) is an intergovernmental consolidated emergency dispatch system, providing 9-1-1 services for several communities in northwest suburban Chicago. The combined population of the communities is nearly 500,000 covering over 170 square miles.