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The holiday season is in full swing and Christmas is just two weeks away

Message from School District 202 With that in mind it's important to remember that gifts come in many different packages. In fact, sometimes the packages are so different that it's hard to recognize (and sometimes harder to appreciate) the gift ...

Plainfield gearing up for Rocktober Fest

A rockin' good time could soon come to the Village of Plainfield again. Organizers for Rocktober Beerfest made their pitch to the Plainfield Village Board at Monday's committee of the whole workshop, saying their inaugural festival last year "drove thousands ...

Age hike considered for vapor users

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to be on the rise, the Village of Plainfield is considering whether to increase the age requirement and fine imposed to those who illegally use the vaping devices. The issue raised by the ...

New laws increase college affordability

Plainfield - Two new state laws that make dual-credit courses more available to high school students will take effect Jan. 1. Illinois Senate Education Committee Chair Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) championed the two laws, the first of which requires public universities ...

No property tax increase

news@thetimesweekly.com The Plainfield Village Board is taking steps to make sure residents will not see an increase on their 2018 property taxes. The board Monday adopted an ordinance levying and collecting taxes that maintains the 2017 overall levy rate of ...

Plainfield township administrator resigns

news@thetimesweekly.com Controversy over storing a boat and jet skis behind a government building prompted Andi French to submit her resignation from the Plainfield Township as administrator. French, who has worked for the township since 1997, is accused by the not-for-profit ...

Local government assistance to keep their properties safe

Older commercial buildings in downtown Plainfield will soon get local government assistance to keep their properties safe. The Plainfield Village Board of the whole workshop discussed the possibility of a joint program with the Plainfield Fire Protection District where grants ...

Luxury complex ok’d for local community

news@thetimesweekly.com Despite the dissension of three trustees, Mayor Michael Collins broke the 3-3 tie as the Plainfield Village Board approved the site plan for a luxury apartment complex on Wallin Drive west of the Cedarlake senior living facility. Developers are ...

New $1.07 million road project approved

A road improvement project in the Village of Plainfield that has been in the planning stages for decades is taking another step closer to becoming a reality. The Plainfield Village Board authorized Phase I engineering services agreement for the 143rd ...

Plainfield plows ahead with snow contracts for winter

Though measurable snow has yet to fall on the ground, the Village of Plainfield is already preparing for the upcoming months when messy and icy road conditions will become part of the everyday norm. The Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized ...

Plainfield School District designated as exemplary

Plainfield - Twenty-seven of the 28 District 202 schools that took the state assessment last spring were designated as either "Exemplary" or "Commendable" as measured by the new "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA). Dr. Glenn Wood, assistant superintendent for curriculum ...

Budget increase for Plainfield

Just how much the numbers will change in the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget for the Village of Plainfield's public works department will depend on how much snow the Chicago area will get in the upcoming months. This was the message ...

Plainfield puts derailment funds to good use

A portion of the money reimbursed to the Village of Plainfield after last year's Canadian National train derailment will be used to light up special events like Plainfield Fest and the July 4 Patriotic Picnic.

Grant for summer program

Plainfield – District 202 high school juniors have the chance to broaden their academic horizons with the help of a special grant to help pay for a summer extended learning experience. The Plainfield Foundation for Excellence will award multiple “Horizon ...

Local veterans invited to annual breakfast

The Veterans' Breakfast will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Plainfield American Legion, 24741 W. Renwick Road. "Thanking our veterans remains a priority for me," Bertino-Tarrant said. "Events like this annual breakfast allow us ...

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