I-80 Bridge replacement nears for Old Plank Road Trail

Old Plank Road Trail users will soon have a new bridge to ride, walk and run on as they pass over Interstate 80. As part of its plan to rework the I-80/Route 30 interchange in New Lenox sometime in the ...

Plainfield foundation spring wine and beer tasting fundraiser

The Friends of the Plainfield Park District Foundation will host its 7th annual Spring Beer and Wine Tasting on Saturday, May 13, from 7-10 p.m. at 25151 119th St. (corner of 119th Street and Normantown Road. Funds raised will help ...

Plainfield to create more jobs for area

The Village of Plainfield is hoping that relinquishing the power of bonding authority to another governmental body will continue to create jobs and stimulate the area's economy. The Plainfield Village Board Monday adopted an ordinance authorizing the ceding of private ...

Job openings at Plainfield Park District

The Plainfield Park District has part-time and seasonal positions available in several departments including maintenance, recreation and administration.

Bertino-Tarrant to hold coffee and conversation

PLAINFIELD- State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be holding coffee and conversation. Attendees can receive help with FOID card applications, food stamp issuance, health care, veterans or disability issues, Medicare paperwork, foreclosure prevention assistance and much more. Coffee and conversation ...

The BIG SERVE weekend set for May 6 -7

Find your project and plan to spend a weekend volunteering in you community for the Big Serve this May.

Plainfield retailer expanding

Plainfield - The Plainfield Village Board approved the site plan for the warehouse expansion of Menards at 13441 S. Route 59. Andrew Bogda, associate planner for the Village of Plainfield, told the trustees that Menards is planning to expand the ...

Local community approves over $70,000 for new 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 Monday approved the purchase of additional 200 parkway trees from the Suburban Tree Consortium at ...

Plainfield North freshman wins MLK oratory contest

Plainfield North High School freshman Lauren Latimore recently won the fourth annual Martin Luther King Oratory Contest. Latimore was one of about 10 high school students who spoke about leadership and what it means to empower disenfranchised individuals. The contest ...

2017 Plainfield Irish Parade

The 2017 Plainfield Irish Parade will occur on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., and will cause traffic delays in and around the Village of Plainfield, and also Plainfield Central High School. Unless participating in, or viewing the parade, ...

Boy’s Basketball state tournament begins

Get ready for playoff basketball!

H.S. Boy’s Basketball: Joliet West ends regular season on high note

Joliet West finished its impressive regular season at Plainfield North with a 68-44 win on Wednesday night.

School is not just about test scores

It’s been said many times before, but I will say it again: school is not just about test scores. Children learn what they live, and they live what they learn. Along with science, math, English, social studies, etc., District 202 ...

Planfield Library hosting author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady March 2

Geralyn Hesslau Magrady, author of “Lines” and winner of the Soon-to-Be-Famous Illinois Author Award, will visit the Plainfield Public Library for a book signing on Thursday, March 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. The Library is located at 15025 S. ...

Senator Bertino-Tarrant hosting kids’ fair Feb. 20

The kids' fair will be held on Feb. 20 at Troy Middle School in Plainfield.