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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

Special ceremony to mark 25th anniversary of Plainfield tornado

The tornado that has come to define the Plainfield area hit on August 28, 1990 -- nearly 25 years ago -- yet its fallout continues to this day. Now, the community is invited to attend a special event on Friday, August 28, 2015 to mark the occasion and reflect on how the storm impacted the town, its people, the media, even the weather business itself, and ultimately helped forge a new identity for the community. The Plainfield Historical Society, Village Trustees, Public Library District, St. Mary Immaculate Church and School District 202 are working together to present the special program. A commemoration ceremony will start at 3 p.m. at the tornado memorial on Ft. Beggs Street...