Hunger Action Month Food Drive

September is Hunger Action Month and Plainfield is getting involved by hosting a food drive, in cooperation with the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The food drive will benefit Bags of Hope, the Green Harvest Food Pantry, the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry, and the St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry. The Village of Plainfield, C.W. Avery Family Y.M.C.A., Plainfield Park District, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Plainfield Police Department, and Plainfield School District 202 will be accepting food drive donations through September 21. For more information and a list of donation ideas, click here.


Consolidated Election

The Consolidated Election will be held on April 2, 2019. The Village will have three (3) Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term. Petitions for Trustee will be available for pickup beginning September 18, 2018. Petitions can be picked up at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, from the Village Clerk’s office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The first day to file petitions is December 10, 2018 at 9 a.m. The last day to file is December 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. Press Release

How-To Fair

Expand your world this fall by learning something new during Plainfield’s How-To Fair on September 22. In one interactive, fun, and informative day, you can engage in over 25 free and different “how-to workshops!” All of the workshops are taught by local experts and business owners; learning opportunities range from cooking to fitness; from crafting to salsa dancing; and from installing a backsplash to knitting. Registration is not required; however, seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open five minutes prior to class time. For more information, a listing of classes, and workshop locations, visit howtofairplainfield.com.


TRIAD Meeting

The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, September 24, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. For more information, please contact Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207.


Electric Aggregation Program

The Will Electric Aggregation Group selected Constellation as its electric supplier. The group negotiated a 36-month rate (October 2018-2021) of $.07517/kwh on behalf of its residents and small businesses. Please note: There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers will continue to receive a bill from ComEd.


New Park-n-Ride Now Open

The new Plainfield Park-n-Ride is now open! Routes 755 and 855 (as well as some combination trips) serve the new Park-n-Ride located at 14740 Depot Drive, east of Van Dyke Road and south of 143rd Street. For more information and schedules, visit pacebus.com. Please note: Service to Larry's Diner and Village Hall has been discontinued.


Village Green Project

Mainline sanitary sewer lining work is underway on Illinois Street, Chicago Street, Ottawa Street, and Fox River Street in the downtown Village Green area. This phase of work will consist of lining the sanitary sewer located under the street from manhole to manhole.


Coffee with the Mayor

Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, October 10, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!

Green Village Program

The 2018 Green Village Series continues on Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. The Forest Preserve District is diving into a regional effort to help save the state-endangered Blanding’s turtle from extinction. Find out how helping Blanding’s turtles survive is a way to help the environment. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.


Early Voting

Early Voting for the November 6, 2018 General Election will be conducted at the Village Hall, October 22-November 2, 2018. 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 Will County. Kendall County residents interested in voting early should contact the Kendall County Clerk at 630-553-4104.


Chat with the Chiefs - New Format

Chat with the Chiefs is Friday, October 26, at 8 a.m., at Starbucks, 12640 S. Route 59! Have a cup of coffee while visiting with Chief Konopek, Chief Riddle, and Chief Veseling. For more details on the new Chat with the Chiefs format, click here.


Trick-or Treat Hours

Trick-or-Treat hours will be 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31 from 4-8 p.m. Have a safe and happy Halloween!


Yard Waste Pickup Ends in November

Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, pavers, and mulch are not accepted as yard waste.
The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 26 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 28 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Thursday, November 29 for residents with Thursday pickup. 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. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2019.

Office Closures

In 2018, the Village Offices will be closed Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed); Thursday, November 22-Friday, November 23 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).


Refuse Collection Delays

Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2018:
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22) – Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25) – Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.

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 the Village your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address, subdivision, and Board position). That way, we can provide information regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.