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Plainfield gearing up for 2020 Census count

The Village of Plainfield is making sure it has accurate counts in the upcoming 2020 census by forming a committee to promote participation in the federal event. Jonathan Proulx, director of planning, during Monday’s Plainfield Village Board meeting outlined steps ...

Contract approved for administrator

Administrator Brian Murphy will continue to roam the halls of Plainfield Village hall. The Plainfield Village Board approved an employment agreement with Murphy to continue on as village administrator. He was hired as village administrator in 2009. Prior to his ...

Historic appeal embraced in local community

For a community that boasts new subdivisions that appeal to differing incomes and lifestyles, many in the Village of Plainfield would prefer to be known for their historic properties. This was the message delivered during Monday’s committee of the whole ...

Plainfield Memorial Day festivities

It is a tradition across every community in the country that signifies more than the start of summer. The Memorial Day parade in the Village of Plainfield, like everywhere else, is a chance for residents to line up the streets ...

New board sworn in

It was changing of the guard on the Plainfield Village Board Monday following last month's surprising election results. Bill Lamb, who had been a Plainfield village trustee since 2005, came up short on election night as three seats were available ...

District 202 Community

I returned to District 202 about six years ago, first as Associate Superintendent for a year, and for the past five as superintendent. After a nine-year stint as Assistant Principal or Principal at Plainfield High School (now, Plainfield High School ...

Plainfield looking to create more jobs, stimulate economy

The Village of Plainfield is hoping that relinquishing the power of bonding authority to another governmental body will continue to create jobs and stimulate the area's economy. The Plainfield recently adopted an ordinance authorizing the ceding of private activity bonding ...

District 202 students, families invited to learn about mindfulness

Plainfield – Much as “you are what you eat,” scientists now believe that your brain is what you think. District 202 students and families are invited to a special program on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 exploring the concept of “mindfulness” ...

Historic designation for Plainfield home

A house in downtown Plainfield is getting the highest honor possible. The Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission at Thursday's meeting nominated the house at 14930 S. Illinois St. for landmark status. The commission's recommendation will be forwarded to the Plainfield Village ...

Parking challenges in local community

It is a situation familiar to families everywhere. You live in a home with a two- or three-car garage, but you have to park on the driveway because your garage has become a storage locker. And since you own more ...

Discussion falls flat on term limits

Term limits will not be happening anytime soon in the Village of Plainfield. At the suggestion of trustee Ed O'Rourke, the Plainfield Village Board during Monday's committee of the whole discussed whether term limits are an option worth pursuing. Currently, ...

District 202 Board of Ed to vote on new school/full-day kindergarten plan

Plainfield - The District 202 Board of Education will vote at its April 15, 2019 regular meeting on a proposal to build an 18th elementary school as part of a plan to create enough space to allow for full-day kindergarten ...

Village of Plainfield now enforcing Tobacco 21

Plainfield - On April 1, 2019 the Plainfield Police Department began enforcing the Tobacco 21 Ordinance that was approved on March 4, 2019 at the village board meeting. The modified ordinance expanded the definition of “electronic cigarette(s)” and changed the ...

Plainfield census for 2020 plan underway

news@thetimesweekly.com The Village of Plainfield is making sure it is being counted in the upcoming 2020 census. During Monday's committee of the whole workshop, Jonathan Proulx, director of planning, outlined steps that are being taken now to make sure the ...

Officials struggle to contain high cost of summer events

Though they are fun and popular with residents and visitors to the Village of Plainfield, high costs of hosting special events has become a challenge to officials in the community. The Plainfield Village Board Monday reviewed a report from Commander ...