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Plainfield (Will, Illinois)

Plainfield (Will, Illinois)
Plainfield didn't reach 7,000 residents until 1995. Then the Will County village mushroomed, adding 20,000 new residents from mid-2005 to mid-2006 alone, to reach the current population of more than 37,000, according to the village. Read more about Plainfield, IL
Plainfield didn't reach 7,000 residents until 1995. Then the Will County village mushroomed, adding 20,000 new residents from mid-2005 to mid-2006 alone, to reach the current population of more than 37,000, according to the village. Read more about Plainfield, IL « Show less

Top Plainfield (Will, Illinois) Articles

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  • Speeding motorcyclist sentenced to 4 years in prison

    Speeding motorcyclist sentenced to 4 years in prison
    A motorcyclist who shot video of himself speeding away from police was sentenced to four years in prison Friday. Hamza Ali Ben Ali, 31, of Plainfield, was found guilty last month of aggravated fleeing and eluding police and driving with a suspended...
  • Man recorded police chase, posted video to YouTube: prosecutors

    Man recorded police chase, posted video to YouTube: prosecutors
    A seven-minute video shot by a speeding motorcyclist as he eluded police could end up costing the rider up to six years in prison when he is sentenced Friday. Hamza Ali Ben Ali was accused of trying to goad a Westmont officer into a high speed chase...
  • Proposal featuring donut shop drive-thru fails to move forward in Plainfield

    Proposal featuring donut shop drive-thru fails to move forward in Plainfield
    A proposal to build a strip mall in Plainfield that would feature a Dunkin' Donuts with a drive-thru hit a dead end Monday when there wasn't enough support among village trustees to bring the issue to a vote. The developer, Lee Fry Companies, Inc.,...
  • Insurance co. sues Will County, 12 towns over flood damage

    Insurance co. sues Will County, 12 towns over flood damage
    An insurance company is suing Will County and 12 county municipalities, alleging that the governments did not do enough to prevent and mitigate flood damage caused by the heavy rains of April 2013. The lawsuit, by Illinois Farmers Insurance Company...
  • Historic beacon to be moved in Plainfield

    Historic beacon to be moved in Plainfield
    A 53-foot tall beacon that helped airmail pilots – including Charles Lindbergh -- navigate the night sky will be relocated to the historic train depot property at Lockport Street and Wood Farm Road in Plainfield. At a special village board meeting...
  • Blotter: DUI, theft arrests

    Blotter: DUI, theft arrests
    The following reports were compiled based on information provided by the Plainfield Police Department. A 48-year-old Joliet man was arrested about 12:20 a.m. April 13 at Illinois Route 59 and Joliet Road and charged with DUI, improper lane usage,...
  • Road projects geared to handle traffic volume increase

    Road projects geared to handle traffic volume increase
    Plainfield Mayor Mike Collins has been around long enough to remember when the town was a fraction of its size, and traffic was far less than what its roads see these days. Traffic volume nowadays has increased to where a $26.5 million project is needed...
  • Blotter: Counterfeit $100s, fraudulent prescription

    Blotter: Counterfeit $100s, fraudulent prescription
    The following items were taken from police reports: Tinley Park •A 22-year-old Tinley Park woman who reportedly stole a pair of pants from the Burlington Coat Factory was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after she...
  • Plainfield man sues after alleged beating at Joliet bar

    Plainfield man sues after alleged beating at Joliet bar
    A Plainfield man is suing a Joliet bar and a man who allegedly assaulted him and "left him unconscious to die" outside that bar early on a frigid January morning. The lawsuit, filed May 16 in Will County by Derick Kalec, names Larsens Inc., which owns...
  • Group seeks to provide input to medical marijuana discussion

    Group seeks to provide input to medical marijuana discussion
    As Plainfield trustees figure out what to do with potential requests to locate medical marijuana dispensaries or grow facilities in their town, one group is gearing up to help others understand how medical marijuana works. Mother Earth Holistic Health...
  • Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Plainfield police blotter: April 1

    Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Plainfield police blotter: April 1
    The following reports were compiled with information provided by the Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville police departments: Bolingbrook •Men's clothing, a gold chain and currency collectively valued at $500 were reported stolen March 26...
  • Bill to expand Plainfield park board heads to state Senate

    Bill to expand Plainfield park board heads to state Senate
    A proposed state law that would expand the Plainfield Park District from five to seven members passed out of the Illinois House on Tuesday and moved on to the state Senate for consideration. The measure, passed by a vote of 100-12, also would give the...