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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 ...

Smoother water transition for local community

Replacement of equipment at a pumping station will mean smoother water pressure transition to residents in the Village of Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized replacement of the 127th Street Lake Michigan water pumping station variable frequency drive (VFD) ...

Plainfield second municipality to pass tobacco 21 ordinance

thetimesweekly.com With a 5-1 vote on March 4th, the Plainfield Village Board passed a Tobacco 21 ordinance, following suit with the ever-growing trend in the State of Illinois. This means that no one under the age of 21 will be ...

Plainfield residents glad for neighborhood improvements

One of the older neighborhoods in the Village of Plainfield is getting a much-needed enhancement. But these changes will not be immediately visible to the public as the Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized a contract with D Construction, the low ...

New plan would automatically renew property tax exemption for seniors

To make it easier for seniors to save money on property taxes, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, has introduced legislation that would allow seniors who have qualified for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption to not have to reapply for it ...

Land put to good use in Plainfield

A party rental business will soon open in the Village of Plainfield. A special use permit was approved by the Plainfield Village Board for a warehouse/storage facility on the north side of Lockport Street east of the Canadian National Railroad ...

Troy 30-C Mathletes place 2nd at Joliet West math competition

The Troy Middle School Mathletes placed 2nd Overall at the Mid-High Math Competition, held recently at Joliet West High School and sponsored by the high school’s math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta. The competition involved 230 students from seven area ...

Local community considers age increase for tobacco purchase

The Village of Plainfield is joining a growing national initiative that strives to increase the tobacco purchase age in the state from 18 to 21. The Plainfield Village Board this week discussed the Tobacco 21 initiative, which aims to one ...

Park Dist. president elected trustee of Assoc. for Parks

Mary Kay Ludemann, President of the Plainfield Park District, was recently elected to the Illinois Association of Park Districts' (IAPD) Board of Trustees.

Changes coming to budget process

Wanting to ensure sound financial management for the Village of Plainfield, officials are initiating major policy initiatives to ensure its continued stability. Traci Pleckham, director of management services, during Monday’s committee of the whole workshop outlined the recommended updates during ...

Affordable Housing in Plainfield?

The Village of Plainfield is working with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to outline a local plan that will ensure affordable housing in the community. Jonathan Proulx, director of planning, during Monday’s committee of ...