| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:35 AM
A teenage girl missed a sharp turn and drove her SUV into a shallow stretch of the DuPage River near Plainfield this morning because of dense fog, police said.
Firefighters from the Plainfield Fire Protection District used a flotation device to bring her...
| Feb 8, 2012
If all goes well for award-winning Plainfield inventor Matt Reavill, his new device will help save lives, decrease health care costs — and employ disabled veterans to boot.
Reavill won a prestigious contest in London late last year called the...
| 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...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:18 AM
A motorcyclist from southwest suburban Plainfield died after falling from an exit ramp onto the Dan Ryan Expressway at the junction with the Eisenhower Expressway Tuesday evening, state police said.
The driver lost control of the motorcycle on the exit...
| May 28, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Conservation officers arrested five boat operators Sunday for boating while intoxicated. Two people were also arrested for minor consumption of alcohol.
Over the course of the holiday weekend, conservation officers in the Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman...
| Nov 8, 2011
Pace hopes by spring to have twice as many riders commuting on express buses that use the newly widened shoulders of the Stevenson Expressway to maneuver around traffic jams.
Gov. Pat Quinn, transportation officials and legislators hailed the start of...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 1:22 PM
Takijng a look at the 2011-12 UConn women's basketball roster, players and assistant coaches:
G/F, 5-9, Fr.
Great speed and defensive ability
C, 6-3, Jr.
Working to improve offensive game
| Jun 14, 2012
| 10:21 AM
A motorcyclist from Lombard was killed after getting in the middle of a road rage incident between the drivers of two cars.
Police say 31-year-old Michael Moreno of Plainfield turned into the path of the motorcycle yesterday in Naperville. 63-year-old...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Chicagoland hadn't had much rain so far in June, but that changed Saturday, especially if you live in the southern part of the region.
It was bad enough in Kankakee County that the local office of the National Weather Service issued a flood warning after...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy has picked up a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the R-rated comedy"Bridesmaids."
It's been quite the year for McCarthy, who saw her fame rise with the release of “Bridesmaids”...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Will County retailers are being put on notice. If they have any synthetic marijuana on their shelves, it better be gone by Jan. 1 when a new state law banning “fake pot” takes effect.
Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross, R-Plainfield,...