School Dist 202 collection school supplies for students

The Plainfield Association of Support Staff (PASS) and the Association of Plainfield Teachers (APT) are collecting school supplies to give to students at each District 202 school. Community members can donate supplies from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in ...

District 365U students will start the school year learning from home

Students from another large school district in Will County will be starting the new school year learning remotely from home. The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-2 in favor of a full remote learning ...

Voter registration event set for Saturday in Joliet

Speak Up and Vote is hosting a Voter Registration Kick Off from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 6 Corners, U.S. Route 30 and Raynor Avenue, Joliet. Speak Up and Vote is a grassroots movement encouraging the people of Joliet ...

Public input sought at this week’s Moving Will County workshop

Any Will County residents interested in voicing concerns and hearing what the future holds when it comes to trucking issues are encouraged to attend a virtual workshop this week.

Plainfield South HS summer athletics

PSHS Soccer camp_02 Plainfield South High School junior James Anderson saves a goal during boys soccer conditioning camp on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The Illinois High School Association moved the 2020-2021 high school soccer season to spring 2021 due to ...

Local HS baseball team earns Academic Excellent award

The 2019-20 Plainfield East High School Varsity Baseball Team is one of four teams statewide to earn the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Excellence Award.

Will County now taking requests for CARES funding applications

Will County, like all counties in Illinois and throughout the country, received a substantial amount of federal money to assist non-profit organizations and small businesses to local governments, farms, homeless shelters and food pantries adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Plainfield move ahead with Pace Bus expansion

Action taken by the Plainfield Village Board will allow the Pace bus company to ultimately add more service routes in the area. The board Monday approved the site plan a bus maintenance and storage garage for Pace at the Plainfield ...

Districts 202, 86 to begin school year with remote learning for all students

Two large school districts in Will County have pulled back on re-opening for in-class learning in the fall and have opted to keep students at home a bit longer. Both Plainfield School District 202 and Joliet Public Schools District 86 ...

Plainfield District 202 Administration to present new re-opening plan

Administrators for Plainfield School District 202 will be back before the school board tonight to propose a revamped re-opening for the new school year plan in hopes of getting it approved.

Administrator approved for pay increase

A pay raise is coming for Plainfield Village Administrator Brian Murphy. The Plainfield Village Board approved a 2.5 percent salary increase for Murphy, who was hired as village administrator in 2009. The salary increase went into effect on May 1. ...

District 202 board rejects remote learning plan

A proposal for Plainfield District 202 students to start the 2020-21 school year with remote learning failed by a 3-3 vote at Monday’s regular Board of Education meeting. The proposed “Return ‘20” plan would have allowed students to return to ...

Contract tracing kicks into high gear Monday

The Will County Health Department will be ramping up its contact tracing program for COVID-19 on Monday utilizing what department officials are calling a “best practice” for tracking communicable diseases.

School districts about to embark on new frontier of teaching

Throughout Will County school district boards are adopting plans for re-opening schools in the fall in ways very different from any other previous school years. The Coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down and schools are no exception.

School districts move ahead with unique plans to reopen

As school districts across Will County scramble to adopt plans to reopen schools in the fall and bring students back into classrooms as part of Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan some parents are somewhat apprehensive.