| Aug 26, 2010
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...
| Aug 27, 2010
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...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:50 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 10:52 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 8:42 PM
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.
| May 28, 2012
| 7:27 AM
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...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:24 PM
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....
| Jul 5, 2011
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:58 PM
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,...
| Nov 16, 2010
| 9:13 AM
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
Batavia, IL: 6-7:30 cst at the Peg Bond Center located at the Batavia...
| May 3, 2012
| 7:51 PM
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...