Railroad Crossing Closures

Canadian National Railroad will be performing repairs at the following railroad crossings in May:

-Lockport Street (east of IL Route 59): May 20-24
-Eastern Avenue: May 22-24
-Center Street: May 28-30

The repairs will require full closure of the crossings to complete the work and no traffic will be allowed across the railroad tracks during the closures. A posted detour route will utilize IL Route 59 and US Route 30 to the west, Renwick Road to the south, and Weber Road to the east for the Lockport Street closure. Local access will be maintained up to the work zone near the railroad tracks for all of the crossings.


TRIAD Meeting

The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m., at the Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive. For more information, contact Officer Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207 or click here.


Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 from Ira Jones Middle School. The parade will then travel to Settlers' Park for a flag raising ceremony. Click here for road closure and parking information.


Memorial Day Holiday Reminders

-The Village Offices will be closed May 27.
-Garbage collection will be one day late all week after Memorial Day.

-Buckle Up! The Police Department is participating in the Memorial Day Click It or Ticket Campaign.


Village Green Construction Update

The Fox River Street storm sewer main work was completed this week which included work from Plainfield Central High School to Ottawa Street. The contractor is currently installing storm sewer main on Commercial Street between Des Plaines Street and Fox River Street and this work will continue next week.

Project Information: Work is underway on underground utility improvements in the Village Green area (Fox River Drive, Commercial Street, Ottawa Street, Chicago Street, Des Plaines Street, & Illinois Street). The general scope of work includes water main and water service replacement, sanitary sewer main extensions, and new storm sewer. Please be aware that on-street parking restrictions will be posted and daytime lane closures are required to complete the work safely. Work on the utility improvements is scheduled to be completed by November 22, 2019.


Upcoming Events

• The Farmers Market begins June 2. The market will be held on Sunday afternoons, from 12-4 p.m., in the Library Parking Lot.
• Cruise Nights will be held Tuesday evenings, beginning June 4, from 5-9 p.m., in Downtown Plainfield
• Movies in Settlers’ Park kick off on Friday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. with Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.
• Concerts in Settlers’ Park begin Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band will be playing.


Chat with the Chiefs

Chat with the Chiefs is Friday, June 7, at 8 a.m., at Dunkin', 13313 S. Route 59. Have a cup of coffee while visiting with Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department, Chief Stratton of the Plainfield Fire Protection District, and Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District.


Green Village Program - Mixed Container Garden

The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Sarah Beach from the Sunshine Landscaping and Garden Center demonstrates the process of creating a beautiful planter to welcome summer with the use of plants, flowers, and natural décor elements. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.


Coffee with the Mayor

Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, June 12, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!

Office Closures

In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed July 4 (Independence Day); September 2 (Labor Day); November 11 (Veterans Day); November 28-29 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).


Tobacco 21 Ordinance

The Village Board recently approved amendments to the Village ordinance regulating cigarette and tobacco dealers. The Ordinance was modified to expand the definition of “electronic cigarette(s)” and to modify the age at which a person may legally purchase and/or possess electronic cigarettes, tobacco products, and tobacco accessories. The Ordinance raises the age from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21) years of age for the purchase and possession of electronic cigarettes, all tobacco and electronic cigarette products, or tobacco products and accessories. The sale of such items is prohibited to persons under twenty-one (21) years of age.
The amended Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2019. Press Release I Ordinance


Refuse Collection Delays

Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2019:

Independence Day (Thursday, July 4) - Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Labor Day (Monday, September 2) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) - Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas (Wednesday, December 25) - Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.


Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste collection has resumed. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Branches must be tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: trees, stumps, dirt, stones, pavers, mulch, and sod are not accepted as yard waste.


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. There are no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees associated with this program. Customers continue to receive a bill from ComEd.
On September 25, 2018, the ICC announced that as a result of a settlement with PJM (the larger electrical grid of which ComEd is one part), it would be rebating a portion of the ComEd price temporarily reducing their price to compare from $0.07941/kWh down to $0.07292/kWh. As a consequence, this moves the ComEd price lower than the rate negotiated by our community for the October 2018-May 2019 time frame. A similar rebate is included in our price but is being spread over the length of the 3 year contract. When adding in the Renewable Portfolio Standard Fee those rates come within $0.00178/kWh.
We encourage residents to take the time to fully evaluate the aggregation program, the ComEd price, and any other offers they may receive from third party suppliers to make sure that you are making the right choice for your household. Should that evaluation lead you to want to leave the community aggregation program you can do so, without penalty at any time, by contacting Constellation Energy at 1-844-252-4216 or online at www.constellation.com/Il-willcounty. You will need your ComEd account number to opt-out.

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.