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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 ...

Summer painting gives schools fresh look for new year

Plainfield South High School junior Alexis Grigg (seated), Plainfield High School-Central Campus senior Angelo Briddick and District 202 painter Paul Hernandez (on ladder) paint the main office at Walker’s Grove Elementary School on July 1, 2019.

Plainfield picnic and fireworks show

The Plainfield Park District will be hosting their annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Show on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at Plainfield Central High School (PCHS), located at 24120 West Fort Beggs Drive. The Patriotic Picnic begins at 6:00 p.m. and ...

School District 202 preliminary FY20 budget shows over $2 million surplus

Plainfield – District 202 officials project the 2019-20 operating budget revenues will surpass expenses by up to $2.4 million should the district receive anticipated tier-based state funding of up to $4.3 million. The Plainfield District 202 Board of Education received ...

Settlers' Park 2019 movie series continues July 12

Calling all movie lovers! The 2019 Movie Series, presented by Illinois American Water, continues Friday, July 12, at 8:30 p.m. The Village of Plainfield and Plainfield Park District will be showing Ralph Breaks The Internet in Settlers' Park at the ...

Plainfield motors ahead with simulator purchase

Technology has made it easier for law enforcement to show teenagers the dangers of distracted driving and educate the general public on traffic safety. The Plainfield Police Department Monday received approval to purchase a driving simulator from Virtual Driver Interactive ...

Local business annexation agreement approved

A Plainfield staple at the corner of Route 126 and Essington Road just off the I-55 expressway will be around for a little longer. The Plainfield Village Board is moving forward with the annexation agreement amendment with the Essington Sports ...

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