Plainfield News Briefs


Last updated 12/11/2019 at 3:31pm

Village Green Project

Construction in Downtown Plainfield, south of Lockport Street, is part of the underground utility improvements in the Village Green area (Fox River Drive, Commercial Street, Ottawa Street, Chicago Street, Des Plaines Street, and Illinois Street). The project 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. Landscape restoration and stabilization of parkways is currently ongoing and will be completed the week of December 2nd.

Coffee with the Mayor

Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, December 11, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!

Chat with the Chiefs

Chat with the Chiefs is Thursday, December 12, at 8 a.m., at Krema, 24038 W. Lockport Street. 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.

Business License Renewals

Just a friendly reminder for local business owners, the 2020 Village of Plainfield Business License Application, for residential and commercial businesses, is due December 31, 2019. Please click here for more information.

Police Department Partners with Ring App to Improve Neighborhood Safety

The Police Department has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide residents with real-time, local, crime and safety information. The Neighbors network has millions of users nationwide and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

Neighbors is a free app that anyone can use, even if they do not own a Ring device. Once the app is downloaded, residents can join their neighborhood and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts, and receive safety alerts. For more information or to download the app, visit and click on the Neighbors App.

Like other social media sharing platforms, law enforcement participation on the Neighbors app is not meant to replace 911. If residents see a crime occur they are encouraged to immediately report the incident.

Interested in becoming an Election Judge?

The Will County Clerk’s Office is hiring judges for the March 17, 2020 General Primary and the November 3, 2020 General Election. To apply, visit the County Clerk’s web site or for more information contact the Clerk’s office at 815-740-4617.

Census Bureau Hiring

Interested in being a Census Taker for the upcoming 2020 Census? The U.S. Census Bureau is already recruiting for thousands of positions nationwide. Census jobs provide competitive weekly pay, flexible hours, and paid training. Apply online at Office Closures

The Village Offices will be closed on December 24-25, 2019 (Christmas). In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed on January 1 (New Year’s Day); January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); February 17 (Presidents’ Day); May 25 (Memorial Day); July 3 (Independence Day observed); September 7 (Labor Day); November 11 (Veteran’s Day); November 26-27 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).

Refuse Collection Delays

Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:

Christmas (Wednesday, December 25, 2019) - Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.

New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1, 2020) - Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be one day late.

Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2020) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.

Independence Day (Saturday, July 4, 2020) – Refuse will be picked up on your regular collection day.

Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.

Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26, 2020) – Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.

Christmas (December 25, 2020) - Refuse will be picked up on your regular collection day.

Make Sure Plainfield Counts

It’s that time again; the U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting population counts next year. Census Day is April 1 and for the first time residents will be able to respond online or by phone, in addition to the mail-in option provided in previous years.

It is important for residents to respond in order to ensure our area is accurately represented and receives its fair share of federal funding that is used for social service programs, schools, hospitals, and infrastructure.

Watch your mail in March for more information on how to complete your Census form. Remember, your responses are confidential, secure, and protected.

To learn more about the 2020 Census and to see what questions are asked, please visit

Holiday Tree Disposal

After the holiday, Waste Management will pick up live Christmas Trees and decorative greenery on your regular refuse collection day. Trees should be bundled properly and placed at the curb. Larger trees must be cut so that each piece is four feet or shorter in length and width and tied with string, weighing 50 pounds or less. Regular yard waste collection will resume in April 2020.

State of the Village

Mayor Collins will present the State of the Village Address on January 15, 2020 at the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. For details, please call 815-436-4431 or visit

Restaurant Week

Mark your calendar...Plainfield’s annual Restaurant Week is back - January 19-25, 2020! For details, visit

Green Village Program

The 2020 Green Village Series kicks off on Monday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Add a bit of the tropics and clean theair in your home this winter. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to make a terrarium. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.


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