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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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  • 2010: Plainfield, 20 years after the tornado

    2010: Plainfield, 20 years after the tornado
    For longtime Plainfield residents, Aug. 28, 1990, is a touchstone, an indelible memory like where you were when the jets hit the World Trade Center or when Kennedy was shot. The tornado touched down outside Oswego about 3:15 p.m., and the 200 mph winds...
  • Plainfield disaster led to better warnings

    Plainfield disaster led to better warnings
    For scientists and weather researchers, the tornado that tore a path through suburban Plainfield 20 years ago this week was like something out of a horror movie. With twisting, razor-sharp winds in excess of 200 mph, the F5 tornado that toppled schools...
  • Melissa McCarthy, Jane Lynch make Emmy night Chicagoriffic

    Melissa McCarthy, Jane Lynch make Emmy night Chicagoriffic
    Surprise winner Melissa McCarthy turned the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday into a Chicago-centric celebration. McCarthy, star of CBS’ Chicago-set “Mike & Molly” and Plainfield native, was flabbergasted win her name was...
  • Man with severe diabetes missing from Plainfield

    Man with severe diabetes missing from Plainfield
    Plainfield police are searching for a diabetic man who has not been seen since Sept. 27, said Plainfield Police Sgt. Mike Fisher. William Litchfield, 59, 5-foot-9, 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, was reported missing to Plainfield police by...
  • Heavy storms with high winds blow through area

    Heavy storms with high winds blow through area
    Severe weather hit parts of the Chicago area after the National Weather Service declared a severe thunderstorm warning this afternoon, as a thunderstorm watch for much of northeast Illinois was declared over by the National Weather Service. Severe...
  • June 7: Focus on Family - Biking With Kids in Chicago

    June 7: Focus on Family - Biking With Kids in Chicago
    Biking With Kids in Chicago As the weather turns warmer, parents begin looking for outdoor activities to share with their children. Biking is a popular activity that can be enjoyed (often for free) in many different ways and places throughout...
  • Flooding recedes, but new watches set for Friday

    Flooding recedes, but new watches set for Friday
    Floods on manyChicago-area streets were receding even as some creeks and small streams remained swollen with rains from last night and early this morning, as the National Weather Service issued another flash flood watch for the area for Friday....
  • Not guilty plea from coach accused of molesting boy

    Not guilty plea from coach accused of molesting boy
    A Will County youth soccer and volleyball coach accused of molesting a 12-year-old boy pleaded not guilty this morning in a Will County court. Darrell J. Stephenson, 24, of Crest Hill, was charged June 10 with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual...
  • Man charged in shooting of 2 women in Plainfield

    A Plainfield man has been arrested on charges of attempting to murder his wife and stepdaughter this morning. Albert A. Jonas, 75, 14531 General Drive, was arrested Tuesday after police responded to his residence around 6:13 a.m. and found his wife, 62,...
  • Candlelight vigils for Andrea Will

    Candle Light Vigils will be held to remember Andrea Fay Will, support her family, and raise awareness of victims rights. DATE: Tuesday, November 16 · 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST LOCATIONS: Batavia, IL: 6-7:30 cst at the Peg Bond Center located at the Batavia...
  • Man standing near parked car fatally struck by truck on I-55

    Man standing near parked car fatally struck by truck on I-55
    A 40-year-old man standing by his car parked along I-55 near Plainfield was struck and killed by a semitrailer-tractor truck late this morning.   The semi was southbound near U.S. 30 at mile marker 256 when it hit a man who was standing alongside his...