Settlers’ Park Movie Series Update

Due to the excessive heat and possibility of rain, tonight’s showing of Kung Fu Panda 3 in Settlers’ Park has been cancelled. The movie has been rescheduled for Friday, July 29 at 8:30 p.m.


RR Crossing Closure

Canadian National is completing a grade crossing renewal on Van Dyke Road, between 143rd Street and 135th Street, July 18-27. No access will be allowed through the railroad crossing during the closure and a marked detour route will be in place.


Senior TRIAD Meeting

The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, July 25, at American House Cedarlake, 14800 Van Dyke Road, for a free program on "Medication Safety." The program begins at 10:30 a.m. More information.


Chat with the Chiefs

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 7 p.m., join Chief Riddle of the Plainfield Fire District, Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District, and Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department for Chat with the Chiefs at the Plainfield Police Department. Attendees will learn more about the happenings within the Plainfield Fire and Ambulance Departments, the Oswego Fire Department, the Plainfield Police Department, and the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency. More information.


Concert in Settlers' Park

Concerts in Settlers' Park, presented by Greg & Dorothy Chapman, conclude on August 4 with a concert by Pirates Over 40, sponsored by Aerotek Design Labs, LLC, at 7 p.m. Pirates Over 40 plays tropical favorites, including Jimmy Buffett, as well as oldies and classic rock.


Green Village Program - Lake Renwick Birds

The 2016 Green Village Series continues on Monday, August 8, at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Lake Renwick is a 150-acre lake with several small islands used for nesting by many species of birds. Chris Gutmann from the Will County Forest Preserve will highlight the beauty of this protected nature preserve and plans for the future. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Public Library District and the Village to provide the community with environmental programs.


Coffee with the Mayor - August 10, 2016

Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village.

River Road

River Road, at the new DuPage River Pedestrian Bridge, has been paved and is open to traffic. The closure was necessary to facilitate construction of the new pedestrian bridge over the river. The new trail connection is still under construction and is not yet open to pedestrians.


Fort Beggs Drive Streetlighting

A cooperative project between the Village and the Plainfield School District to provide LED streetlights along Fort Beggs Drive has begun. No road closures are expected during construction and the project is scheduled to be completed in mid-August.


Route 30 Reconstruction Project

Project Update: Pavement subgrade work, underground utility work, and intermittent concrete paving are scheduled for the week of July 18. The paving work that required the temporary closure of Spangler Road has been completed and the road has been re-opened. Please be aware of driveway and business access locations as some may change temporarily during construction operations.
Project Information: IDOT has started reconstruction of Route 30. Between I-55 and Renwick Road, the typical section will be a 5-lane highway. From Renwick Road to Route 59, a 3-lane section will be built. The project is expected to be completed by Summer 2017. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for travel. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.


ComEd News

ComEd is trimming trees in Plainfield from July through September. Vegetation management is a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure electrical system reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages. For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines and ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ComEd at 1-800-Edison-1.

Electric Aggregation Program Changes

Since 2012, the Village, along with other Will County communities, has negotiated a fixed price electricity supply contract for residents and small businesses. The goal of the program was to provide electricity cost savings. While we are pleased to say that we have been able to save participating residents and businesses nearly $30 million countywide and the average household has saved over $400, when compared to the ComEd supply rates, we must unfortunately inform you that the current contract will not provide savings in its final year.
Based upon the electricity supply contract terms, you have the right to return to ComEd or any other supplier without an early termination fee. To return to ComEd, please have your account number ready and call Homefield Energy at 1-866-694-1262 and let them know that you would like to return to ComEd supply service at the earliest possible date. It can take one to two billing cycles for the changes to take effect, depending on meter read schedules. If you have any questions, please call the Will County Governmental League at 815-729-3535. Click here for more information including price comparisons.

Lily Cache Road Closed

Lily Cache Road is closed at Caton Farm Road as part of the City of Joliet’s project to replace the existing Caton Farm Road bridge over the DuPage River. The closure is expected to last approximately 15 weeks as the contractor completes the first stage of the project.


Settlers’ Park

The Village is completing a comprehensive refresh of Settlers' Park including paver brick replacement/resetting, repair of the sign kiosks and benches, replacement of damaged sidewalks, cleaning and powerwashing the amphitheater, repair of the pond fountain, and overall landscaping enhancement. A majority of the work adjacent to the Veterans Memorials has been completed. The contractor will continue with further enhancements in Settlers' Park throughout June. Pedestrian traffic may be temporarily detoured in the park during construction work.


MetroNet Update

The Village Board approved a local franchise agreement with MetroNet, one of the largest all fiber-to-the-premises providers in the Midwest. Residential consumers will have access to Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps as well as fiber TV and phone services. MetroNet is beginning to install fiber optic cable in the Village of Plainfield. Work is underway in the following subdivisions: Dayfield, Dillman Estates, Dunmoor Estates, Grande Park, Harvest Glen, King's Crossing, Liberty Grove, Nature's Crossing, Prairie Knoll, Prairie Ponds, Shenandoah, Tuttle Estates, and Walker's Grove. Work will soon be underway in the following subdivisions: Arbor Place, Century Trace, Champion Creek, Crossings at Wolf Creek, Fairfield Commons, Fairfield Ridge, and Patriot Square. Informational signs are posted. To find out when the MetroNet network will reach your neighborhood, visit www.metronetinc.com/plainfield or call 779-252-1111. More information.


Now on Display at Village Hall

When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the Historical Society's summer themed exhibit. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection of photos and artifacts!

Office Closures

The Village Offices will be closed Monday, September 5 (Labor Day); Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving); and Friday, December 23 & Monday, December 26, 2016 (Christmas).


Refuse Collection Reminder

Waste Management holidays that fall on a refuse collection day will cause collection to be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. In 2016, refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Labor Day (Monday, September 5) - Refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24) – Refuse collection will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) – The holiday will be observed on Monday, December 26; refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week. 
New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1, 2017) - The holiday will be observed on Monday, January 2; refuse collection will be delayed by one day all week.


Yard Waste Pickup

Yard waste collection has resumed. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags, a landscape waste cart, or tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less.

Calling All Homeowners Associations

If you are the president or management company for a HOA, please email us your contact information (name, address, phone, & e-mail address). That way, we can provide information on meetings for homeowners associations and advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.