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O'Hara Woods volunteer work days scheduled

Come join The Conservation Foundation and the Friends of O'Hara Woods improve the ecological health of O'Hara Woods at our monthly volunteer workday. Activities include cutting... — Updated 2/20/2020


Lewis University students place third in Cyber Defense Competition

The Computer and Mathematical Science students from Lewis University performed well in the 2020 Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge at the University of Texas-Austin, January 16-17.... — Updated 2/19/2020


Plainfield East High School students save choking classmate's life

Several Plainfield East High School students and a teacher saved the life of another student who was choking on a grape in class on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. During Kristen... — Updated 2/19/2020


Will County Nature Foundation donation pays for preserve enhancements

The Nature Foundation of Will County expects to double its donation total to the Forest Preserve District in 2020. Last year's total was $29,000, but this year's will top $70,000... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Brian Stanley    News 

Gunfire exchange kills 1

A 17-year-old died after the occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire Feb.7 on Republic Avenue in Joliet. Shots were reported at 12:09 p.m. in the 200 block of Republic Avenue,... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Brian Stanley    News 

Three Chicago men arrested for alleged robbery

Three Chicago men - including a paraplegic - were arrested after allegedly robbing a cell phone store at gunpoint Feb. 15 in Joliet. At 12:44 p.m. two masked men armed with... — Updated 2/19/2020


Davis named Middle School Coach of the Year

Troy coach John Davis has been named the 2020 Distinguished Middle School Coach of the Year by the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. Davis is head coach of the... — Updated 2/19/2020


Batinick backs change at DCFS, supports local foster care families

State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) recently met with two foster parents in his 97th District to listen to their experiences and learn what more can be done to help... — Updated 2/19/2020


Eichelberger Elementary Reads combines technology and reading

Eichelberger Elementary School's new reading program not only increases the number of books students are reading, but also makes reading a fun and interactive activity with the help... — Updated 2/19/2020


Plainfield News Briefs

Restaurant Week Plainfield Restaurant Week begins February 23. There are 14 local restaurants participating; be sure to check out their delicious specials online and make your reservations soon! For more details, visit... — Updated 2/19/2020


Plainfield Park District hosting special events in February and March

The Plainfield Park District is celebrating the tail end of winter and beginning of spring with some family-friendly special events in February and March. Events include family pizza and movie nights and Sham-Rockin’ Fun, and... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Brian Stanley    News 

Plainfield man dies after dog attack injuries

A Plainfield man died after being attacked by a family pit bull earlier this month. Devin J. White, 25,died late on Feb. 10 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, according to Plainfi... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Brian Stanley    News 

Plainfield crash leaves one dead

A Spring Valley woman died Feb. 13 in a traffic crash on Route 126 in Plainfield. The collision occurred shortly after 9 p.m. between Meadow Lane and Indian Boundary Line Road.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    News 

PHS -CC students watch live heart surgery

It's not every day a high school student with dreams of becoming a doctor gets to watch a live open-heart surgery. For 73 Plainfield Central High School students, they had that... — Updated 2/19/2020


VVSD News Briefs

Romeoville HS Senior Ryan Boots Named National Merit Finalist Romeoville HS senior Ryan Boots is among an elite group of students nationwide named as a Finalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. National Merit... — Updated 2/19/2020


Business owner donates to Lukancic STEM programs

For the ninth year in a row, Mr. Mohammed Qurashi has donated $500 to math and science programs in Valley View Schools on behalf of the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. Luka... — Updated 2/19/2020


Romeoville's Conservation Park to be renovated

Conservation Park, located at 524 W. Belmont, was constructed in 2002 and is now 17 years old. Soon, one of the most used parks in Romeoville's system will be re-developed and... — Updated 2/19/2020


Plainfield Fire Dist. receives Fire Prevention Grant from FM Global

The Plainfield Fire Protection District was awarded a fire prevention grant in the amount of $2,747 from FM Global. The grant funds will be used to purchase iPads with accessories... — Updated 2/12/2020


Suspects identified and arrested for Coronavirus stunt at local store

Two teens allegedly used a worldwide health crisis to scare customers and employees and damage more than $7,000 in merchandise Feb. 2 at a Joliet Walmart. Shortly after 4 p.m.... — Updated 2/12/2020


Plainfield Park District hosting special events in February and March

The Plainfield Park District is celebrating the tail end of winter and beginning of spring with some family-friendly special events in February and March. Events include family... — Updated 2/12/2020


Public invited to 'Travel Around the World' at Creekside Elementary

The community is invited to celebrate culture and diversity at Creekside Elementary School's "Travel Around the World" cultural night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020. The... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Plainfield Fire Protection District urges safe practices during for heater season

Every year, more than 4,000 Americans die because of some sort of fire related incident. Annually, U.S fire departments respond to an average of 52,050 fires that involve heating... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Auto Show Historian bring insight to library event

Since 1901, fans of the automotive industry have had the pleasure of going to the Chicago Auto Show. The biggest auto show in North America was originally staged at the third... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Brian Stanley    News

Pit bull inures four, one serious

A pit bull injured four people before being put down Feb. 8. At 9:15 p.m. Plainfield police and firefighters were called to the 22900 block of Judith Drive after the dog bit a 25-year-old man. “Initial investigation indicates... — Updated 2/12/2020


VVSD Briefs

VVSD Board Approves Mrs. Rachel Kinder, Ed.S as Next Superintendent of Schools The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education voted tonight to approve Mrs. Rachel Kinder, Ed.S as Superintendent of Schools effective July... — Updated 2/12/2020


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