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Plainfield beautification project to replace infested trees

Neighborhoods stripped of trees caused by the emerald ash borer infestation the last several years will finally see the green light. The Plainfield Village Board approved the purchase of additional 800 parkway trees from the Suburban Tree Consortium at a ...

2019 Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade

Plainfield – The 2019 Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th, 2019. The event will cause traffic congestion and delays in and around Plainfield, as well as Plainfield Central High School. Unless participating in or viewing the ...

Residents oppose parking in downtown area

Even though nothing has been decided, residents who live around the Village Green in downtown Plainfield say they do not want the area's aesthetics ruined by people parking in their neighborhood. Learning that part of the engineering for the ongoing ...

Plainfield HS senior wins $5700

Plainfield High School-Central Campus senior Diamond Collins (left) receives a $5,700 check to pay her tuition for cosmetology school from funds raised by the 2019 Plainfield Giving Gala.

Plainfield seals fate of Sanctuary

Grappling with too many uncertainties, the Plainfield Village Board will allow a banquet hall to operate in downtown with a stipulation the temporary special use permit will be reviewed at the end of the year. Last month, the Plainfield Village ...

Open land to make way for new homes in Plainfield

Just as it has been happening for decades, the openness of the Willow Tree Farm in Plainfield will soon become home of a residential development. The Plainfield approved the annexation, special use for planned development and preliminary plat to construct ...

New Costco wins with tax incentive

The Village of Plainfield is making Costco an offer it cannot refuse. The Plainfield Village Board approved the sales tax revenue agreement with Costco, which could net the wholesale giant $2.5 million in sales tax rebates. The agreement starts when ...

Plainfield Parks photo contest Dog Days of Summer

The Plainfield Park District is celebrating the end of summer with a photo contest that’s gone to the dogs. Snap a pic or two of your four-legged friends at one of our dog parks and then share it with us ...

Community on board with Pace park-n-ride service

It seems everyone from commuters to Will County officials are on board with Pace's park-n-ride facility in Plainfield. Recently, Will County and the Village of Plainfield officials held a dedication ceremony for the park-n-ride facility that serves Pace bus customers ...

Roller coaster accident, high temps puts damper on Fest

From mourning the tragic death of one of their own to a roller coaster accident and the 100-degree temperatures, the weekend's Plainfield Fest was anything but an ordinary summer event. Around 6 p.m. July 18, a woman fell five to ...

New District 202 elementary school

Plainfield – District 202’s newest elementary school will be built on district-owned land adjacent to Ira Jones Middle School on Wallin Drive near downtown Plainfield. The Board of Education approved the new location at its July 22, 2019 regular meeting. ...

Plainfield bowled over by expansion plans

Officials in the Village of Plainfield are bowled over by plans to expand a long-time business in the community. The Plainfield approved the site plan for Plainfield Lanes at 15610 S. Joliet Road (Route 30). Applicant Jon Dow wants to ...

Village allows new residential development to proceed

Satisfied with changes made by the developer, the Plainfield Village Board by a vote of 4 to 3 will allow a new residential development to be constructed south of Lockport Street and east of Drauden Road. The proposed Will Tree ...

Plainfield subdivision improvements

A subdivision in the Village of Plainfield is about to get much needed improvements. P.T. Ferro Construction Co. was awarded the bid to to resurface the asphalt in the subdivision that is west of Route 59 between 119th and 127th ...

New traffic light signals to ease Diageo warehouse congestion

Recognizing that a nearby commercial construction project will congest nearby roads, the Plainfield Village Board has taken a step toward lessening the traffic headaches of motorists. The board authorized a contract for the traffic signal at 143rd Street and west ...

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