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Plainfield plows ahead with snow contracts for winter

Though measurable snow has yet to fall on the ground, the Village of Plainfield is already preparing for the upcoming months when messy and icy road conditions will become part of the everyday norm. The Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized ...

Plainfield School District designated as exemplary

Plainfield - Twenty-seven of the 28 District 202 schools that took the state assessment last spring were designated as either "Exemplary" or "Commendable" as measured by the new "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA). Dr. Glenn Wood, assistant superintendent for curriculum ...

Budget increase for Plainfield

Just how much the numbers will change in the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget for the Village of Plainfield's public works department will depend on how much snow the Chicago area will get in the upcoming months. This was the message ...

Plainfield puts derailment funds to good use

A portion of the money reimbursed to the Village of Plainfield after last year's Canadian National train derailment will be used to light up special events like Plainfield Fest and the July 4 Patriotic Picnic.

Grant for summer program

Plainfield – District 202 high school juniors have the chance to broaden their academic horizons with the help of a special grant to help pay for a summer extended learning experience. The Plainfield Foundation for Excellence will award multiple “Horizon ...

Local veterans invited to annual breakfast

The Veterans' Breakfast will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Plainfield American Legion, 24741 W. Renwick Road. "Thanking our veterans remains a priority for me," Bertino-Tarrant said. "Events like this annual breakfast allow us ...

Second “Next Steps” gives students roadmap to future

Plainfield – Sam Knight, an Independent Living Advocate with the Disability Resource Center in Joliet will present a program titled, “Roadmaps to the Future” at the second of District 202’s “Next Steps Transition Program” meetings for this school year, on ...

Finances in order

Just like everyone must balance their checkbooks, the Village of Plainfield and other communities also must endure a process where books are opened and evaluated to determine if finances are in order. The Plainfield Village Board was told by outside ...

Vape store gets green light

A unique business that is becoming a norm across the country will soon open in the Village of Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board Monday directed its attorney to prepare an ordinance granting special use approval for the vapor retail store ...

Plainfield election petitions

The Consolidated Election will be held on April 2, 2019. The Village of Plainfield will have three (3) Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term.

Plainfield Free health screenings

The Plainfield Public Library District and VNA Health Care are launching an exciting partnership to help serve the healthcare needs of the Plainfield community. On five occasions over the next three months, the VNA Health Care Mobile Van will be ...

No go for Plainfield project

Concerned with traffic, Plainfield trustees are not willing to green light any development project in a section of the community many say is inundated with congestion from cars and trains. Associate planner Yuchen Ding during Monday's committee of the whole ...

New District 202 operating budget ahead 6.9 million

Thetimesweekly.com Plainfield – District 202 expects to end the 2018-19 fiscal year with about $6.9 million more in operating revenues than expenses, thanks in part to the new state education funding formula, and conservative fiscal planning and operations. The Plainfield ...

Community eyes new TIF district

Plans to create a tax increment financing (TIF) district on Route 30 from Renwick Road to I-55 are becoming close to reality. The Plainfield Village Board back in 2015 authorized the firm S.B. Friedman to conduct a preliminary eligibility study ...

Development met with opposition in Plainfield

A residential development project planned on 64-acres of farmland in Plainfield is not being viewed as a positive by elected officials. The Plainfield Village Board during Monday's committee of the whole workshop debated whether to allow a developer to construct ...

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