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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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  • 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,”...
  • 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...
  • Plainfield police reports: Man charged with motor vehicle burglary and other crimes

    Plainfield police reports: Man charged with motor vehicle burglary and other crimes
    The following items were taken from Plainfield police reports: An 18-year-old Crest Hill man was arrested June 10 in the 22600 block of West Bass Lake Road and charged with motor vehicle burglary, illegal transportation of alcohol, criminal trespass...
  • 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...
  • Plainfield woman gets 52 years for former boyfriend's murder

    Plainfield woman gets 52 years for former boyfriend's murder
    A Will County judge today sentenced a Plainfield woman to 52 years in prison for the 2007 murder of her former boyfriend. A jury in March found Gabriela Escutia, 25, guilty of the shooting death of Javier Barrios near a Meijer store in Plainfield. She...
  • Plainfield man sues after alleged beating at Joliet bar

    Plainfield man sues after alleged beating at Joliet bar
    A Plainfield man is suing a Joliet bar and a man who allegedly assaulted him and "left him unconscious to die" outside that bar early on a frigid January morning. The lawsuit, filed May 16 in Will County by Derick Kalec, names Larsens Inc., which owns...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Proposal featuring donut shop drive-thru fails to move forward in Plainfield

    Proposal featuring donut shop drive-thru fails to move forward in Plainfield
    A proposal to build a strip mall in Plainfield that would feature a Dunkin' Donuts with a drive-thru hit a dead end Monday when there wasn't enough support among village trustees to bring the issue to a vote. The developer, Lee Fry Companies, Inc.,...
  • Historic beacon to be moved in Plainfield

    Historic beacon to be moved in Plainfield
    A 53-foot tall beacon that helped airmail pilots – including Charles Lindbergh -- navigate the night sky will be relocated to the historic train depot property at Lockport Street and Wood Farm Road in Plainfield. At a special village board meeting...
  • Insurance co. sues Will County, 12 towns over flood damage

    Insurance co. sues Will County, 12 towns over flood damage
    An insurance company is suing Will County and 12 county municipalities, alleging that the governments did not do enough to prevent and mitigate flood damage caused by the heavy rains of April 2013. The lawsuit, by Illinois Farmers Insurance Company...