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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 ...

Second “Next Steps” gives students roadmap to future

Plainfield – Sam Knight, an Independent Living Advocate with the Disability Resource Center in Joliet will present a program titled, “Roadmaps to the Future” at the second of District 202’s “Next Steps Transition Program” meetings for this school year, on ...

Finances in order

Just like everyone must balance their checkbooks, the Village of Plainfield and other communities also must endure a process where books are opened and evaluated to determine if finances are in order. The Plainfield Village Board was told by outside ...

Vape store gets green light

A unique business that is becoming a norm across the country will soon open in the Village of Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board Monday directed its attorney to prepare an ordinance granting special use approval for the vapor retail store ...

Plainfield election petitions

The Consolidated Election will be held on April 2, 2019. The Village of Plainfield will have three (3) Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term.