Plainfield opens Micro Pantry

The Plainfield area's first "Micro Pantry" is now available for District 202 families who may need a little extra help with food and toiletries. A micro pantry is simply a small box, filled with food and toiletries for those in ...

Movie, concerts at Plainfield’s Settler’s Park get new view

The next time you are watching a movie or listening to a concert at Plainfield's Settlers' Park, know that the eyes in the sky will be watching you. The Plainfield Village Board Monday approved spending $15,240 with UmbrellaTechnologies to upgrade ...

Plainfield puts fuel tax to good use

The Village of Plainfield is spending nearly $940,000 to improve the condition of roadways in the area. The Plainfield Village Board Monday awarded the $937,671 contract to D Construction to improve public roadways as part of the motor fuel tax ...

Plainfield East HS grad earns full ride to Vanderbilt

Plainfield East High School graduate Joshua Kayiwa earned a four-year full-ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University through the national QuestBridge Scholarship program. Kayiwa is the first PEHS student to receive a QuestBridge scholarship. He is among 918 students to earn a ...

Tiff district for Plainfield?

The Village of Plainfield is moving forward with a study to determine whether a tax increment financing (TIF) district is warranted on Route 30 from Renwick Road to I-55. Jake Melrose, economic development manager, on Monday said the Plainfield Village ...

Local home recognized for Landmark status

A home on Main Street in Plainfield has been bestowed the prestigious landmark status. The Plainfield Village Board granted approval of the property at 24038 W. Main St. as a local historic landmark, citing it is an example of a ...

Central Elementary School butterfly class

(From left) Plainfield Central Elementary School first graders Kayla Ashmon and Ricky Berger react to the butterfly on Ashmon's arm on Thursday, May 15, 2018. Central first graders studied the life cycle of butterflies in school this month. The classes ...

Plainfield Park District scavenger hunt will 'Build your Summer Fun'

Pick up a copy of Scout’s Building Summer Fun Guidebook at all Plainfield Park District guest services locations beginning May 15 or download a copy from www.plfdparks.org.

Plainfield Park District invites visitors to 'Share your Smile' this summer

For “Scout’s Summer of Smiles,” Plainfield Park District visitors can share their summertime adventures with us on social media at one of 4 new, outdoor picture frame/selfie-stations.

Plainfield 5K set for May 26

On Saturday, May 26th, 2018, the Run For The Brave 5K will take place at Plainfield North High School and the surrounding neighborhoods. Formerly known as the “Wounded Warrior 5K”, this event benefits Operation Welcome You Home, a non-profit organization ...

Plainfield’s Nevin’s Brewing Company, Midnight Pig wins Gold Award

Nevin’s Brewing Company, 12337 South Route 59, Plainfield, claimed a gold award in the 2018 World Beer www.worldbeercup.org, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

New outdoor wedding space coming to Plainfield

A business owner in Plainfield received approval this week for a new outdoor wedding ceremony space near the village's downtown.

Bertino-Tarrant hosting annual Pet Expo

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (Shorewood) will once again host her annual free Pet Expo this year. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12 at Clow Stephens Dog Park (16676 S. Lily Cache Rd, Plainfield).

Small businesses thrive in downtown Plainfield

Plainfield’s efforts to maintain a downtown that attracts residents and other community members appears to be working as the Village has dozens of businesses in the area for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Local community to open new event space

A rustic location that was once a farmhouse will soon be transformed into an elegant wedding reception venue.