COVID-19 Update (Posted 11/17/20)

The State of Illinois is under Tier 3 mitigation efforts. These mitigation efforts include changes for retail and personal care service businesses, health and fitness centers, manufacturing facilities, offices, organized group recreational activities, and meetings, events, and social gatherings among others. For more information, click here. As a result of these mitigations, for everyone’s health and safety, all Village facilities are closed to the public. For details, click here.


Riverfront Master Plan Open House

On Thursday, December 10, from 5-7 p.m., the Village is holding a virtual Open House to present the draft Riverfront Master Plan. The Open House will include a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. Click here to register.

Holiday Reminders

-The Village Offices will also be closed November 26-27 (Thanksgiving).
- Refuse collection will be delayed for those with Thursday collection due to Thanksgiving. Instead, refuse, recycling, and yard waste will be picked up on Friday, November 27.
-For Thanksgiving guidance from the CDC, click here.


Small Business Relief Grant

In an effort to support the local business community, the Village Board approved a resolution establishing the Plainfield Small Business Relief Grant. Village businesses including restaurants and bars, banquet halls, travel/tourism businesses, and indoor amusement venues, that demonstrate economic losses due to recent COVID-19 mitigations, can apply for a grant up to $5,000. Applications will be accepted until November 27. Click here for grant information and an application.


Toys for Tots

With the holidays right around the corner, the Village Hall is serving as a collection site for Toys for Tots. New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages can be dropped off at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, through Wednesday, December 2. Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!


Meeting Information

The Village Board has a meeting on December 7. To view the agenda when it is available, click here. Public Comments can be e-mailed to the Village through November 7 at 3 p.m. (Please note Public Comments in the e-mail subject line.) All Village Board Meetings are streamed live on the Village web site (click In Progress when available) and broadcast on Comcast Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.


Yard Waste Collection Extended

The Village is pleased to announce that yard waste collection has been extended as part of the Village’s new contract with Waste Management. This year, the last day for yard waste collection will be December 7 for Monday routes, December 9 for Wednesday routes, and December 10 for Thursday routes.

Yard waste including brush, grass clippings, and leaves must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Uncontained leaves will not be collected.


Coffee with the Mayor

Stay tuned for details on the December 9 Coffee with the Mayor!


Winter Weather Information

-For updates on plowing during a snow event, follow the Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works) or Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW).

-If you have any questions regarding snow removal, please contact the Public Works Department at 815-436-3577. Thank you for your patience during the winter season.


Mobile Food Pantry

The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be holding a Mobile Food Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 Route 59, on December 16, from 5-6:30 p.m. Food is free to low income neighbors in need and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.


Consolidated Election

The Consolidated Election will be held on April 6, 2021. The Village will have the Village President and three Trustee positions open. Each position is for a four-year term. To request a petition packet, please e-mail Village Clerk Michelle Gibas. The first day to file petitions is December 14 at 9 a.m. The last day to file is December 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. Press Release


Christmas Tree Disposal

Waste Management will pick up live Christmas Trees and decorative greenery on your regular refuse collection day after the holiday. Please make sure that all ornaments, lights, and tinsel are removed. Trees should be bundled properly and placed at the curb. Larger trees must be cut so that each piece is four feet or shorter in length and width and tied with string, weighing 50 pounds or less. Regular yard waste collection will resume in April 2021.


Nicor Pipeline Work

Nicor Gas, with its contractor NPL, is installing a 10.3-mile segment of 24-inch and 16-inch natural gas transmission pipeline, which includes work in the Village. Nearly all of the installation will take place within the existing utility corridor which will minimize the impacts to residents and businesses along the route. Construction will take place in phases. The final phase of construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. Nicor Gas Pipeline Project Information

Village Green Project

(Updated 11/6) - Paving and concrete work has been completed on Commercial Street along with parkway restoration. The contractor is currently working on Ottawa Street and has completed a majority of the concrete work. Following the concrete work, the paving and parkway restoration of Ottawa Street will be completed. Additionally, the installation of decorative street lighting will begin the week of November 9th. For additional information, click here.

Assistance Programs

-Emergency Rental & Mortgage Assistance Information

-ComEd has introduced new bill payment assistance programs. For more information, visit ComEd.com/BillAssistance.

-Nicor Gas offers a number of assistance programs for residential customers. For more information on these programs, click here.
-For information on services provided by the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry, please visit their web site or contact them at (815) 439-8394.


Stop the spread of germs

We encourage everyone to follow the protocols and recommendations set forth by the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health including:
• Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
• Disinfect surfaces people touch regularly.
• Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
• Maintain a 6-foot gap to other people when appropriate.
• If you feel ill, stay home, and seek the guidance of your physician.

• Wear a face covering when leaving your home. Mayor Collins demonstrates How To Make A Face Covering in this video. No sewing skills needed!

The Will County Health Department web site, www.willcountyhealth.org, provides Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Residents can also follow the Will County Health Department on Twitter (willcohealth) and Facebook (wilcountyhealthdepartment) for updates. These resources are updated regularly.

Office Closures

In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed December 24-25 (Christmas). In 2021, the Village Offices will be closed: January 1, January 18, and February 15. Please note: These holidays will not change your refuse collection day.


Refuse Collection Delays

Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:

Christmas (December 25, 2020) - Refuse will be picked up on your regular collection day.


Electric Aggregation Information

The Village is part of the Will Electric Aggregation Group which selected Constellation as its electric supplier in October 2018. The negotiated rate is $.07517/kWh and the contract runs through October 2021.
ComEd recently released their rates for the next 12 months. These rates will be lower than those provided by Constellation.
     -Constellation rate: $0.07517/kWh
     -ComEd summer rate: $0.06725/kWh
     -ComEd non-summer price: $0.07216/kWh (estimated, may be adjusted slightly)
Residents are able to opt-out of the contract with Constellation, at anytime, with no penalty or fee, by contacting Constellation Energy at 1-844-252-4216 or online at www.constellation.com/il-willcounty. For more information on the municipal aggregation agreement, click here.

Calling All Homeowners Associations

If you are a member of a Homeowners Association Board (HOA) or a management company that represents a local HOA, please e-mail the Village your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address, subdivision, and Board position). That way, we can provide information regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.