Movies in Settlers' Park Continue July 25

Movies in Settlers' Park, presented by BMO Harris Bank, continue Friday, July 25 with Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Dog Days (PG, 94 min), sponsored by Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. The Plainfield Park District's Family Recess begins at 7:30 pm and the movie will begin at 8:30 pm.  The Plainfield Library, Plainfield Fire Protection District, and Police Department will also be at the movie!  For more information and to view the complete schedule, click here.


Plainfield Historical Society Yard Sale

The 2nd Annual Plainfield Historical Society Yard Sale will be held at the northeast corner of Eastern & Lockport Street (23718 W. Lockport Street) on July 25 & 26. Check your basement, closets, and garage for items to donate to the sale. For more information or to donate items, call 815-436-4073 or e-mail the Historical Society.


I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 Widening Project Begins August 4

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, work on the northbound and southbound I-55 exit ramps at Route 30 in Joliet, will begin Monday, August 4.
The work will require both I-55 exit ramps to be reduced in width. The closures are necessary to complete widening of embankment and installation of an additional left turn lane on the northbound ramp and an additional right turn lane on the southbound ramp. New traffic signals will be installed on US 30 at both the northbound and southbound ramps. The anticipated completion date for this project is December 15, 2014. 
Motorists can expect delays in advance of these exit ramps. Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.


2014 Street Improvement Program

Streets included in this year’s program include: Corbin, Union, Illinois, Oak, Arnold, Chicago, Eastern, 135th (Heggs Road to West Norman Greenway and Van Dyke Road to IL 59), Van Dyke Road (railroad tracks to 135th Street), and Drauden Road (S. Rock Drive to 575’ south), as well as the Plainfield Acres subdivision. The east-west alley between Ottawa Street and Commercial Street and the north-south alley between Main Street and Oak Street will also be included in the project.  For project details, click here.  All work is expected to be completed by August 1, 2014, weather permitting. Street closures are not anticipated during the project.

D.A.R.E. Pool Party

The D.A.R.E. Pool Party for students entering 6th-9th grades will be Thursday, August 7, from 6-8 pm, at Ottawa Street Pool.  The party is free, preregistration is required by August 1.  To register, email your name, grade, and school name to darepoolparty@plainfieldpd.com.  For more information, click here.


National Night Out

The Plainfield Police Department is celebrating National Night Out in Downtown Plainfield on Tuesday, August 5, from 6-8 p.m.  There will be games, crafts, and raffles at the Downtown Fire District Administration Building in conjunction with Cruise Night.  For more information, click here.


Concerts Conclude August 7

Concerts in Settlers' Park, presented by Tim Stetenfeld & Edward Jones Investments, conclude on Thursday, August 7 with a performance by Spoken Four.  The concert begins at 7 pm.  Spoken Four will play songs from the 50s to today's Top 40.  2014 Concert Schedule


Electric Aggregation Update

The Village is a member of the Will Electric Aggregation Group which is comprised of 16 Will County communities. In 2012, the group selected FirstEnergy Solutions as its electric supplier and negotiated a 24 month fixed rate of 4.83 cents per kilowatt hour, which expires in October of this year. At the July 7 Board Meeting, the Village Board approved an extension of the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Will Electric Aggregation Group. The group can now begin the process of seeking and negotiating a new fixed rate contract with electrical suppliers. Please watch for updates in E-News and the local papers!


August Green Village Program

The results are in and Mary Russell of Contrary Mary's Plants & Design will give the honors to the best tasting, best growing, and most plentiful producers of the gardening season on August 11 at 7 pm at the Plainfield Public Library. A preview on what to plant for next year will also be revealed.  Register for this free program on the Plainfield Library web site.


Coffee with the Mayor - August 13

Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street.  All residents are invited.

Plainfield Historical Society Day Trip

On September 18, the Plainfield Historical Society will take a step back in time with a day trip to Pontiac.  Stops include: the Livingston County War Museum; Route 66 Association Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum; the Yost Family Queen Anne Style Home; Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum; the Livingston County Courthouse; the Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum; and a trip on the Jolly Trolley.  For more information including registration information, click here.  The deadline to register is August 16.

Yard Waste Pickup

Yard waste pickup has resumed and continues through November.  Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags, a Waste Management yard waste cart, or tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and landscape brick/pavers are not accepted as yard waste. For more information, click here to read the Waste Management Brochure or call (800) 796-9696.

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.

Office Closures

In 2014, the Village Offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 (Labor Day); Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); November 27-28 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (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.  Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Labor Day (Monday, September 1) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.