| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:12 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A woman stole roughly $700 worth of perfume from a store in the 2700 block of Aurora Avenue about 3:33 p.m. March 11.
•An employee stole $63 from a business in the 1600...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Plainfield Mayor Mike Collins has been around long enough to remember when the town was a fraction of its size, and traffic was far less than what its roads see these days.
Traffic volume nowadays has increased to where a $26.5 million project is needed...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The Plainfield Park District could have a new executive director as early as July.
Park officials are working with the Illinois Association of Park Districts to launch a national search to fill the position. The search should take about three to four...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:29 PM
A Will County jury found a Plainfield woman guilty of shooting her boyfriend to death in 2007.
Gabriela Escutia, 25, was accused of shooting Javier Barrios on Oct. 2007 near a Meijer store in the southwest suburb.
Escutia faces up to 45 years in...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:19 PM
A driver went through a snow-covered red light Wednesday morning in Plainfield and caused an accident that left two people in critical condition, police said.
The crash at the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and 119th Street involved three vehicles,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:22 PM
A Plainfield man found guilty last year of killing his girlfriend's son had the verdict vacated and was granted a new trial by a Will County judge on April 4.
Santos Loza, 33, was found guilty in October in the 2008 death of his girlfriend's child, 9-...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Plainfield trustees on Monday decided to send a controversial strip mall project back to the plan commission for a revision of the site plan.
The developer, Lee Fry Companies, Inc., was proposing to build a 4,600-square-foot retail center that...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The Illinois State Police are reviewing documents related to the Plainfield Park District, it was disclosed this week.
The Will County state's attorney's office had been reviewing the documents and requested a "more formal investigation" Monday by the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Seniors at four Plainfield area high schools recently helped set a new record for their school district.
Some 214 seniors have been named Illinois State Scholars, a record high for Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202. The previous high...