Plainfield News Briefs


Last updated 1/22/2020 at 2:52pm

State of the Village

Mayor Collins presented the State of the Village Address during the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week. He highlighted the Boulevard development, new businesses, and capital projects. Click here to view the presentation which includes the Village’s new Economic Development video!

Holiday Information

The Village Offices will be closed on January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). This holiday will not change your refuse and recycling day.

TRIAD Meeting

The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, January 27, at 10:30 a.m., at American House Cedarlake, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road. For more information, please contact Officer Brett Keag at (815) 267-7207 or click here.

Coffee with the Mayor

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

Make Sure Plainfield Counts

The U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting the decennial census this year. It is important for residents to respond in order to ensure our area is accurately represented and receives its fair share of federal funding for social services, schools, 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, click here. If you are interested in being a Census Taker, please apply online at

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.

Winter Weather Reminders

-Follow the Village’s Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works) and/or Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW) for the latest snowplowing updates. Click here for information on snowplowing procedures. If you have any questions regarding snow removal, please contact the Public Works Department at 815-436-3577. Thank you for your patience during the winter season.

-The Police Department posts updates on winter storms, road conditions, and any major crashes on Facebook and Twitter.

-For more information, the National Weather Service has important winter safety info on their web site.

-Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.

Office Closures

In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed on: 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:

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.

Electric Aggregation Information

The Village is part of the Will Electric Aggregation Group which selected Constellation as its electric supplier in October 2018. The negotiated rate is $.07517/kWh and the contract runs through October 2021. ComEd recently released their rates for the next 12 months. These rates will be lower than those provided by Constellation.

Residents are able to opt-out of the contract with Constellation, at anytime, with no penalty or fee, by contacting Constellation Energy at 1-844-252-4216 or online at For more information on the municipal aggregation agreement, click here.

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.

Illinois Sheriff’s Association and Will County Sheriff accounce scholarships

The Illinois Sheriff’s Association will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-2021 academic year. Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Students must be enrolled full time at a certified institution within Illinois and be a permanent resident. Applications are now available at the Sheriff’s Office, on the Sheriff’s website: or on the ISA website:


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