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.

Plainfield Police chief goes on the record

As police departments across the country are under a microscope regarding how they conduct their job, the chief of Plainfield's law enforcement agency is assuring residents and visitors to the community that integrity, respect and compassion are some of the ...

Plainfield sanitary sewer project

It is a topic no one wants to discuss, but expects to work every time. The Plainfield Village Board has awarded a contract to construct the sanitary sewer lining underneath Route 59 between Route 30 and Lockport Street at a ...

Incentives drive Rod Baker dealership to Route 59

An economic incentive agreement will make it possible for Rod Baker Ford to open a new dealership on Route 59 in Plainfield. The agreement approved by the Plainfield Village Board Monday stipulates that the village will receive 1 percent of ...

Schools getting ready for the new year

Construction crews pour concrete into the gym floor of Wallin Oaks Elementary School on Wednesday, July 1. The new school is being built adjacent to Ira Jones Middle School near downtown Plainfield and is expected to open in August 2021.

Joliet interim City Manager resigns

Joliet interim City Manager Steve Jones has resigned his position. The Joliet City Council went into executive session after a very heated meeting on Tuesday night that included some angry exchanges between Jones and Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.

Plainfield Library to re-open July 8

The Plainfield Public Library District will be reopening to the public with limited services beginning July 8. "We know many members of the Plainfield community are excited to come back to the library," said Library Director Lisa Pappas. "We are ...

Joliet casinos reopen under Illinois Gaming Board guidelines

After nearly four long months and huge revenue losses for the state and the City of Joliet, casinos are back in business. The Illinois Gaming Board’s suspension of casinos and video gaming operations has been lifted as of July 1. ...

District 202 to create five-year strategic plan

Plainfield District 202 will start the process this fall to create a new five-year strategic plan to help prioritize and plan its work and resources. The Board of Education heard a presentation at its June 22, regular meeting from consultant ...