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Plainfield (Will, Illinois)

Plainfield (Will, Illinois)
Plainfield didn't reach 7,000 residents until 1995. Then the Will County village mushroomed, adding 20,000 new residents from mid-2005 to mid-2006 alone, to reach the current population of more than 37,000, according to the village. Read more about Plainfield, IL
Plainfield didn't reach 7,000 residents until 1995. Then the Will County village mushroomed, adding 20,000 new residents from mid-2005 to mid-2006 alone, to reach the current population of more than 37,000, according to the village. Read more about Plainfield, IL « Show less

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  • 143rd Street rail crossing in Plainfield to be closed for repairs

    143rd Street rail crossing in Plainfield to be closed for repairs
    A railroad crossing in Plainfield will be closed later this month for repairs, according to a village press release. The railroad crossing at 143rd Street will be shut down for the repairs beginning at 8 a.m. on June 16, according to the village....
  • Plainfield parks search focuses on 7 finalists

    Plainfield parks search focuses on 7 finalists
    As Plainfield Park District commissioners search for a new executive director, interim director Richard Grodsky is taking steps to clarify and reorganize the staff. The Illinois Association of Park Districts, hired to help in the search, has narrowed...
  • Speeding motorcyclist sentenced to 4 years in prison

    Speeding motorcyclist sentenced to 4 years in prison
    A motorcyclist who shot video of himself speeding away from police was sentenced to four years in prison Friday. Hamza Ali Ben Ali, 31, of Plainfield, was found guilty last month of aggravated fleeing and eluding police and driving with a suspended...
  • 'Tammy's' Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Build a Comedy Empire One Raunchy Joke at a Time

    Melissa McCarthy has emerged as one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars. But her offscreen lifestyle suggests otherwise. She still resides in a small three-bedroom house in Los Angeles suburb Toluca Lake with her husband, Ben Falcone. Their two young...
  • 'Tammy' is really just sad

    'Tammy' is really just sad
    *1/2 (out of four) Maybe Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, met with studio execs and pitched a movie that would completely reinvent McCarthy’s onscreen persona. Maybe they advocated for a female main character played by McCarthy to...
  • One-two punch: Chicago area hit by a double derecho

    One-two punch: Chicago area hit by a double derecho
    The two-fisted storm that pummeled the Chicago area this week has been classified as a rare double derecho: Two waves of destructive winds that swept across a swath of the Midwest from central Iowa to Ohio. The first derecho formed around 2 p.m. Monday...
  • 7 tornadoes touched down Monday in northern Illinois

    7 tornadoes touched down Monday in northern Illinois
    Monday's violent storms spun off at least seven tornadoes that briefly touched down in Illinois, the closest in the Plainfield and Romeoville area, according to the National Weather Service. The brief tornadoes were “embedded within areas of...
  • Power back for most, but outages linger

    Power back for most, but outages linger
    Rick Pazier had to toss all the perfectly good steaks he’d bought for Independence Day due to a three-day power outage in his Midlothian neighborhood after Monday’s violent storms. “It ruined everything I planned to barbecue,”...
  • Man recorded police chase, posted video to YouTube: prosecutors

    Man recorded police chase, posted video to YouTube: prosecutors
    A seven-minute video shot by a speeding motorcyclist as he eluded police could end up costing the rider up to six years in prison when he is sentenced Friday. Hamza Ali Ben Ali was accused of trying to goad a Westmont officer into a high speed chase...
  • Tornado warning came too late for sirens, Plainfield officials say

    Tornado warning came too late for sirens, Plainfield officials say
    Plainfield's siren system was not activated before a tornado struck the suburb the night of June 30 because emergency officials did not receive adequate warning, a police commander told village trustees Monday night. Plainfield Police Commander Ken...
  • Plainfield police reports: Man charged with stealing from vehicle, and more

    Plainfield police reports: Man charged with stealing from vehicle, and more
    The following items were taken from Plainfield police reports: A 21-year-old Plainfield man was arrested just after midnight on June 4 in the 14900 block of South Hawthorne Circle and charged with burglary from motor vehicle, criminal trespass to...