Green Village Program - Astronomy for Everyone

The Green Village Series continues on Monday, October 12, at 7 pm, at the Plainfield Library. Discover the universe with a sense of awe and wonder. All ages are welcome to join Astrophysicist Kevin Manning for an expert’s view on celestial objects, craters on the moon, and exploration of the universe. The Green Village Series is in partnership with the Plainfield Public Library District and the Village of Plainfield. Register online.


Coffee with the Mayor - October 14

Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street.  All residents are invited. 

Village of Screamfield

It's October and that means it's Haunted House time! Beware - the Village of Screamfield opens October 16 at the Plainfield Police Department! Click here for all the spooky details.


Downtown Plainfield Sidewalk Work

Power washing and sealing of sidewalks in Downtown Plainfield is underway and should be completed by October 16, weather permitting.



Head to Downtown Plainfield for this popular Halloween event! The schedule of events includes trick-or-treating and a costume contest downtown plus hayrack rides, trunk or treat, and a Haunted House at the C.W. Avery YMCA! For more information, visit plainfieldchamber.com.

Chat with the Chiefs

On Wednesday, October 28, at 7 pm, 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" community meeting 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.


Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-Treat Hours are 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Have a safe and happy Halloween!


Route 30 Paving

Concrete paving operations are expected to resume on Monday, October 5, between the area of Renwick Road and Collins Drive, weather permitting. The majority of concrete pavement has been completed between Getson Street and Route 59.
Traffic will be detoured, with flaggers present, to Renwick Road and Route 59. Route 30 will be open to local traffic to allow access to local businesses and residences. This detoured portion of the project between Renwick Road and Illinois 59 will be completed by late November.


135th Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements at the CN Railroad

Work is ongoing on the south side of 135th Street for the pedestrian safety improvements at the CN Railroad. This project consists of completing the at-grade pedestrian crossing along 135th Street, near Kuusakoski Recycling, which includes the following: hot-mix asphalt path, pedestrian warning gates, a raised concrete median, pavement marking, and additional signing. All work outside the railroad right-of-way will be completed by the Village’s Contractor, all work within the railroad right-of-way will be completed by the Wisconsin Central, Ltd. (CN) Railroad.


Street Improvement Program

Asphalt paving is currently underway and is expected to be completed the week of October 5th. Please exercise caution while driving through the resurfacing areas and be aware that fresh oil will be applied on the roadways prior to paving. Landscape restoration and pavement marking will be completed after the paving is done. The scope of the resurfacing work includes River Road, Michigan Street, Bartlett Avenue, Dillman Street, Center Street, Evans Street, Amboy Street, Hartong Street, Miles Avenue, Park Avenue, Lakeside Court, Ottawa Street (Route 59 to Miles Avenue), and various alleys. All work is expected to be completed by October 23.


Concrete Curb and Sidewalk Program

The contractor has begun removing areas of concrete sidewalk and curb at various locations and has started pouring new concrete. Areas to be removed and replaced have been marked with pink paint. Residents should mark 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 completed by October 30, 2015.


Metronet Survey Work

Metronet Technologies is in the Village conducting survey work for the construction of a fiber network to provide Gigabit Internet, TV, and phone services. As part of the process, Metronet may need to access the utility easement adjacent to your property.


Ash Tree Update

The Public Works Department removed over 1,700 dead parkway Ash Trees over the past three months. We anticipate that stump grinding work will begin the week of September 1 and continue until early winter. Public Works is also preparing for this fall’s planting program, over 600 new trees are slated for installation in Village parkways. The trees will generally be installed in areas where tree removal occurred last year.  During the past three years, the Village has installed over 1,900 new parkway trees.

Upgrades at Lockport Street, Meadow Lane

Work is underway at the intersection of Lockport Street (Illinois 126) and Meadow Lane. The intersection will be resurfaced and new traffic signals will be installed and activated to control traffic. The project will be complete by November 30. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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.


Route 30 Reconstruction

Road work is scheduled for Frontage Road, beginning Tuesday, September 29, to install storm sewer. The work will be completed by closing one lane of the road at a time while utilizing flaggers during the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Frontage Road will be fully open to traffic at the end of each day.

Route 30 is closed to ALL westbound traffic between Renwick Road and Route 59. Drivers will need to use the posted detour route which utilizes Renwick Road. Eastbound Route 30 is open to LOCAL traffic only from Route 59 to Howard. The eastbound lane is reduced to 10’6”.

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.

Now on Display at Village Hall

When visiting Village Hall, be sure to check out the Historical Society's exhibit on the 1990 tornado. The Village has partnered with members of the Plainfield Historical Society and Historic Preservation Commission who will be sharing their fascinating collections with the community. Many thanks to Sue Hasenyager and the Plainfield Historical Society for setting up and sharing this collection of photos and artifacts in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Plainfield Tornado.


Office Closures

The Village Offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving); and Thursday, December 24-Friday, December 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.  In 2015, refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Christmas Day (Friday, December 25) – Will not change pickup in Plainfield.


Yard Waste Pickup

Yard waste collection has resumed. Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, grass clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags and/or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Branches must be 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.
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 30 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, December 2 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, December 3 for residents with Thursday pickup. Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2016.

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.