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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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  • 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...
  • Ramp Ike to Dan Ryan reopened following fatal motorcycle crash

    Ramp Ike to Dan Ryan reopened following fatal motorcycle crash
    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...
  • Conservation officers arrest five for BWI at Lake Shafer Sunday

    Conservation officers arrest five for BWI at Lake Shafer Sunday
    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...
  • Driver charged in road rage incident that killed a motorcyclist

    Driver charged in road rage incident that killed a motorcyclist
    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...
  • Rain at last -- but more heat's on way

    Rain at last -- but more heat's on way
    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...
  • Will County retailers told to get 'fake pot' off shelves by Jan. 1

    Will County retailers told to get 'fake pot' off shelves by Jan. 1
    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,...
  • Suspect in child sex case commits suicide

    Suspect in child sex case commits suicide
    A former Will County mental health counselor killed himself a day before he was expected to plead guilty and be sentenced Wednesday for arranging to have sex with a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl, authorities said. When John Martynus, 40, of...
  • Plainfield's Melissa McCarthy earns Oscar nomination for 'Bridesmaids'

    Plainfield's Melissa McCarthy earns Oscar nomination for 'Bridesmaids'
    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”...
  • Teen misses turn, drives into river

    Teen misses turn, drives into river
    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...
  • Freezing rain hinders morning rush

    Freezing rain hinders morning rush
    Freezing rain caused multiple spinouts and accidents on area roadways this morning, but the situation got better as the morning rush hour wore on, officials said. "It looks like we're getting it under control," a dispatcher for the Illinois Department of...
  • Man missing since September found dead in truck

    Man missing since September found dead in truck
    The body of a 60-year-old Plainfield man missing since September was found Monday in his truck at the Lake Renwick Forest Preserve, a Will County Forest Preserve spokesman said. Read more at TribLocal