You will always get an answer

Dear District, 202 Community, During my 36 years in education (with the last nine as Superintendent of District 202), I have always taken pride in communicating information in a timely manner and answering questions honestly and respectfully. I often say, ...

Pandemic’s adverse impact on students

It will likely come as no surprise that the COVID pandemic had an adverse impact on student learning and for many students put them behind in their academics. Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 officials just released a report showing ...

Christmas spirit for children in the holiday season

Organizations in Will County don’t just believe in wishing everyone a happy holiday season they also want to show the spirit of the season to children who are not expecting much. The Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized buying 43 Target ...

COVID's adverse impact on student learning

It will likely come as no surprise that the COVID pandemic had an adverse impact on student learning and for many students put them behind in their academics.

Plainfield Fire Protection to host blood drive

The Plainfield Fire Protection District will host a community blood drive with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois on Wednesday, December 8th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Fire District Administration and Training Facility, 23748 W. 135th Street.

Ridge Elementary Thanksgiving fun

Ridge Elementary School kindergartners in Tina Swanson's class put 10 fresh cranberries on a string to then measure items around the room on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Plainfield East HS Band Director to march in Rose Parade with marching band

An area high school band director will soon be fulfilling one of his dreams. Plainfield East High School Band Director David Lesniak will march in the 2022 Rose Parade in January as part of the first-ever "Band Directors Marching Band."

Parking in downtown Plainfield could get easier

Anyone who has been to downtown Plainfield knows parking is at a premium. Now with the holiday shopping on the horizon, the Plainfield Village Board is considering an intergovernmental agreement that would expand the existing north Des Plaines Street parking ...

U.S. News and World Report ranks Troy Middle School one of best in state

TTW Newswire According to an article in the news publication U.S. News and World Report, Troy Middle School, a Troy Community School District 30-C school, has been recognized for educational excellence. The news publication ranked T.M.S. 122 out of 1,243 ...

Plainfield acquires property for road extension

The pieces are coming together for a roadway extension project officials say will alleviate traffic throughout Will County. The Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized spending $7,500 to buy a parcel along 143rd Street near Route 59 from Ravago America Inc. ...

VVSD, County Health offering COVID-19 vaccination clinic for ages 5-11 at Bolingbrook HS

Valley View School Community Unit School District 365U and the Will County Health Department are joining together to offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to all members of the community 5-11 years old. This clinic will administer the Pfizer ...

No changes in tax for Plainfield residents

During these times of uncertainty, at least one thing is not changing, a property tax increase for Plainfield resident’s next year. The board on Monday reviewed the proposed 2021 tax levy calculations that maintains the 2020 overall levy rate of ...

New village administrator hired in Plainfield

After about six months, Plainfield finally has a permanent village administrator. The Plainfield Village Board, replacing Brian Murphy, who served nearly a decade in the top position, hired Joshua Blakemore unanimously on Monday. Blakemore is currently the city administrator at ...

Troy Shorewood elementary students donate to the troops

The 4th grade Student Ambassadors of Troy Shorewood Elementary School recently teamed up with the Knights of Columbus to collect goods for troops in the U.S. military through Operation Care Package.

Toys for Tots collection

The Plainfield Fire Protection District is collecting new toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. Toys may be dropped off at any of our four fire stations between 7 am and 8 pm every day. Fire ...