Palatine Pizza Showdown

The Palatine Jaycees will be holding a contest to determine who makes the best pizza in the Palatine area on Sunday, October 18th from 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM at Durty Nellie’s Bar and Grill located at 120 N. Smith Street in Palatine. Over eight pizza restaurants that deliver to Palatine have been invited to compete.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children six years to 12 years old and children five and under are free.  “Area residents will be able to vote for themselves who makes the best pizza in the area and at the same time help the community,” said Brianne Lind, project co-chair.  

“The Bears game will be aired during the event.  There will also be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction with great items to win.  All proceeds will go to the Palatine Jaycees to help in their projects that support the community,” said Audrey Doty, project co-chair.

Every year, the Palatine Jaycees conduct numerous programs to serve the community and accumulate funds for operation of the Chapter and community donations.  Included in these projects are the Fourth of July Festival Hometown Fest, Christmas tree sales, Best Pizza Contest and others, which benefit the community directly and help raise money.

The Palatine Chapter of the Jaycees, one of 60 local chapters throughout Illinois, has close to 100 members and is one of the largest chapters in Illinois.  The Jaycees provide individuals between the age of 21 and 40 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their community.

The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine.  For further information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events visit their web site at, email them at or call them at 847-604-0288.