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Dairy Queen to come to Palatine Plaza soon

A new source for ice cream treats may open soon in Palatine, thanks to action this week by the village.

The Palatine village council Tuesday night awarded a special use permit for the establishment of a Dairy Queen, 307 E. Northwest Highway, in the Palatine Plaza Shopping Center.

The 1,764-square-foot restaurant will seat up to 49 people, and the hours would be Monday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The opening date has not been determined yet, but some members of the village council are looking forward to it already.

"We need a good Dairy Queen here," said Councilman Warren Kostka at a recent meeting.

Retirement party for Palatine teachers

A cake and coffee reception, hosted by the Winston Campus Elementary PTA, will be held next week to recognize and thank the following teachers who are retiring this year: Carol Andreasen, Leslie Solomon, Linda Jetel and Marcy Gloede.

The reception will be held in the school's cafeteria, 900 E. Palatine Road, in Palatine, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

All former students and parents are invited to attend to say good-bye to these honored teachers.

Virginia Lake PTA honored for efforts

The Parent-Teacher Association of Virginia Lake School in Palatine has been honored by the National Congress of Parents and Teachers for its collaborative efforts.

The Phoebe Apperson Hearst National PTA Excellence in Education Partnership Award, named for one of the founders of the PTA, recognizes PTA units whose collaborative efforts with parents, families, educators and community members promote parent/family involvement with ongoing programs that encourage student success.

The Virginia Lake PTA was the Illinois winner of the award. The national PTA organization presents one award for each state, and state winners go on to the national competition. …