2016 General Election Early Voting

Early Voting will be conducted at the Village Hall, October 24-November 4, 2016. Voting hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No Saturday hours.) In order to vote early at the Village Hall, you must live in the Village and in Will County. The Village will also conduct early voting for all of Plainfield Township. Kendall County residents interested in early voting should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104. To have an absentee ballot mailed to you, please contact the Will County Clerk’s Office at 815-740-4632 or the Kendall County Clerk’s Office at 630-553-4104.


Senior TRIAD Meeting

The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, October 24, at American House Cedarlake, 14800 Van Dyke Road. This program begins at 10:30 a.m. and will focus on Health.


Chat with the Chiefs

On Wednesday, October 26, 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 Fire District Headquarters. 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.



Trick-or-Treat hours are 4-8 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016. Have a safe and happy Halloween!


Disposal of Leaves

To prevent storm sewer blockages, please do not rake leaves into the street. Instead, place leaves in yard waste bags and put them at the curb on your regular refuse collection day for Waste Management.


2016 Street Improvement Program

Work for the 2016 Street Improvement Program, funded through Illinois Motor Fuel Tax, has begun. The contractor is completing concrete removal and replacement (curb and sidewalk) along Fraser Road and Heggs Road with pavement grinding and resurfacing to follow. Work on 135th Street which includes drainage improvements, curb and gutter, and resurfacing will occur following the completion of Fraser Road and Heggs Road. Roadway work will be completed in the 2016 construction season.


Concrete Curb and Sidewalk Program

The contractor is scheduled to begin work the week of October 17 removing areas of concrete sidewalk and curb at various locations throughout the Village. Areas to be removed and replaced have been marked with pink paint. Residents should mark any underground sprinkler heads or buried electric fences that are adjacent to concrete removal and replacement areas to minimize the possibility of damage. The project is expected to be complete in November.

Coffee with the Mayor - November 9

Join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, November 9, 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.

How-To Fair

This year’s How-To Fair is November 12! In one interactive, fun, and informative day, you can engage in over 30 free and different “how-to workshops!” Taught by local experts and business owners, learning opportunities range from home repair to fitness; from knitting to cooking; and from creating your own greeting cards to making the most of your mobile phone apps. Check out this year's exciting lineup of classes and register online at www.howtofairplainfield.com!


127th Street Reconstruction

Reconstruction of 127th Street, from Heggs Road to roughly 150’ east of the Northwest Community Park Entrance, is underway and a detour will be in place October 17- November 19, 2016. The road will be completely closed to traffic while the detour route is in place. The detour will utilize Heggs Road, 135th Street, and Route 30. Access to the King's Bridge Subdivision will be maintained through Shenandoah Trail from the Shenandoah Subdivision. 127th Street will be reopened for the winter and then closed again in Spring 2017 to complete construction.

The work consists of widening 127th Street to allow for dedicated left turn lanes, a painted median, and new curb and gutter will replace the existing ditches. The existing culvert within the project limits will be replaced with a new structure and a shared-use path will be constructed along the entire length of the project. Overall project completion will be in October 2017.


2017 Consolidated Election

The Consolidated Election will be held on April 4, 2017. The Village will have the Village President position and three (3) Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term. Petitions for Village President and Trustee are available for pickup at the Village Hall, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The first day to file petitions is December 12 at 9 a.m. and the last day to file is December 19, 2016 at 5 p.m. Candidate Requirements. For more info, please contact Village Clerk Michelle Gibas at (815) 439-2921.


Route 30 Reconstruction Project

A new traffic staging configuration is in place between I-55 and Renwick Road along Route 30. The contractor will be shifting traffic to the outside lanes of the newly constructed pavement in each direction to allow work in the median to be completed. While the median work is being completed, left turns into and out of businesses will be limited until the median pavement is constructed. Changeable message boards along Route 30 will be updated to reflect the new traffic pattern.

IDOT is reconstructing 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 this fall. 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.


MetroNet Update

MetroNet is currently installing fiber-optic cable throughout the community. Construction of underground infrastructure is underway in Arbor, Century Trace, Champion Creek, Crossings at Wolf Creek, Dillman Estates, Dunmoor Estates, Fairfield Commons, Grande Park, Heritage Meadows, Liberty Grove, The Ponds, River Ridge, Shenandoah, The Streams, Vintage Harvest, and Winding Creek. Work will soon be underway in Patriot Square. Informational signs are posted. To check on construction status or report a problem, visit www.metronetinc.com/construction or 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 Homecoming 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 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:
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

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. The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 28 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 30 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, December 1 for residents with Thursday pickup. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2017. Please note: Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. They must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Uncontained leaves will not be collected.

Calling All Homeowners Associations

If you are a member of a Homeowners Association Board (HOA) or a management company that represents a local HOA, please e-mail us your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address, subdivision, and Board position). That way, we can provide information on meetings for homeowners associations and advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.