| Sep 20, 2013
Kudos to Bill Daley for being smart enough to bow out of the Governor's race (“Bill Daley drops bid for governor,” Sept. 16). At least he recognized he didn't have the stuff to be governor before entering the Democratic Primary. Considering...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The percentage of kids in Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 who passed or exceeded the Illinois Standard Achievement Test this past spring took a nose dive, according to state data.
Scores dipped across the board for third through...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Plainfield's historic downtown area along Lockport Street was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places.
It's an honor that has only been bestowed on 15 downtown areas in the state, according to Michael Garrigan, the village planner....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:55 PM
These items were taken from police reports:
•A thief in a white van stole used grease from a storage container behind a business in the 3000 block of English Rows Avenue on Oct. 18.
•Someone threw a pumpkin from a vehicle and...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Chicago Public, Inter-City 1
Little Village at Maine, 5:30 at Lane
Chicago Public, Inter-City 2
Gage Park at Bronzeville, 4:15 at Eckersall
Juarez at Kelly, 4:15 at Rockne
Kennedy at Tilden, 4:15 at Stagg
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:17 AM
The Plainfield board of trustees have designated a 19th-century house that dates back to the town's earliest roots as an historic landmark.
The Monday vote was unanimous to grant the status to the Ingersoll House at 24010 W. Commercial St.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 42-year-old local woman was charged with driving on a suspended license after she was pulled over Oct. 16 in the 1300 block of Maple Avenue.
•After a police investigation, a 52-...
| Oct 15, 2013
The Route 59 corridor defines Plainfield arguably as much as Lockport Street.
And for the town's efforts in getting residents involved in helping plan the future of Illinois Route 59, also known as Division Street, Plainfield was recently named the...
| Oct 8, 2013
The Plainfield Mathnasium's annual TriMathlon competition will take place next weekend, and organizers are hoping that students + math problems x learning = fun.
The event will be held Oct. 19 at the Mathnasium of Plainfield learning center at 16122...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Thursday, Oct. 10
Chicago Public, Big Shoulders
Lincoln Park at Taft, at Lane
Steinmetz at Roosevelt, 4:15 at Lane
Chicago Public, Illini Heartland
Harper at Marshall, 4:15 at Rockne
Chicago Public, Illini Land of Lincoln
Harlan at Julian,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:00 PM
A Plainfield man died after the car he was driving in collided with another vehicle early Wednesday afternoon in Plainfield.
Craig W. Paton, 54, of Falcon Drive, was a passenger in a Chevrolet Malibu that collided with a Cadillac SRX at about 1:35 p.m....