Village Hall Serving As Will County Early Voting Location

The Will County Clerk’s Office is offering early voting at the Village Hall through October 30. Voting hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
During early voting, all Village Departments continue to operate normally. However, for everyone’s health and safety, the Village Hall reception areas are closed. For assistance during this time, click here. The Law Enforcement Center and Public Works Department remain open for business as usual.For more information on Will County early voting locations, days, and times, please visit thewillcountyclerk.com. Kendall County residents interested in voting early should visit co.kendall.il.us.


COVID-19 Update (Posted 10/20/20)

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that COVID-19 mitigation efforts will be implemented in Region 7, the greater Will and Kankakee County areas, beginning October 23.
These measures include:
• No indoor service
• All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.
• All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside that are 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating while waiting for a table or exiting
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table
• No indoor dining or bar service
• All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.
• Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
• No standing or congregating while waiting for a table or exiting
• Reservations required for each party
• No seating of multiple parties at one table
Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings
• Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity
• No party buses
These measures will remain in effect over a 14-day period after which time more stringent mitigation measures can be implemented if metrics do not improve. For more information and a complete list of mitigation measures, click here.

National Take Back Initiative

Mark your calendar...On Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Police Department is participating in the DEA's National Take Back Initiative. This event is for patients and their families to dispose of unwanted medications. Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances will be collected. For more information, click here.


Meeting Information

The Village Board has a workshop on October 26. To view the agenda when it is available, click here. Public Comments can be e-mailed to the Village through October 26 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.


Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Box

The Plainfield Library is a Will County Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Box location. Once you have completed your Vote By Mail ballot, bring it to the Library and drop it in the box at the top of the entryway stairs.
The last day to return ballots is Monday, November 2. The Library is open, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more info, click here.


Coffee with the Mayor

-Join Mayor Collins for coffee as you watch the October Coffee with the Mayor video. This month, Mayor Collins chats with Fire Chief Jon Stratton and Fire Marshal Mary Ludemann about the Plainfield FIre Protection District and Fire Prevention Month.

-The November 4 Coffee with the Mayor has been cancelled.


Nicor Pipeline Work

Beginning in October 2020, Nicor Gas, with its contractor NPL, will be installing a 10.3-mile segment of 24-inch and 16-inch natural gas transmission pipeline, which includes work in the Village of Plainfield. 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


Halloween 2020 Safety Guidelines

Halloween is Saturday, October 31. Due to the pandemic, the Village of Plainfield would like to share Halloween safety guidelines.

Trick-or-treat hours are 4-8 p.m. If you do not want to participate in trick-or treating, here is a Halloween Non-Participant Flyer. (When printing the flyer, be sure to select color or black and white.)

For Halloween information from the CDC, click here. For Halloween guidance from IDPH, click here.


New Riverfront Master Plan

The Village is developing a new master plan for the Plainfield Riverfront. What would you like to see at the Riverfront? Trails? A boat launch? Open space? Share your ideas for the Riverfront through the survey and map.social on the new Master Plan web site! For more details, click here.


Mobile Food Pantry

The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be holding a Mobile Food Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 Route 59, on November 18, 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

Public Works Projects

-Village Green Project (Updated 9/25) - The Village's contractor has completed roadway work on the west half of Commercial Street (James Street to Des Plaines Street) and will be pouring new curb and gutter on the east section (Des Plaines Street to Route 59) beginning Monday which will be followed by asphalt. Work has also begun on Ottawa Street which is the final stage of the project. The overall project is scheduled to be completed by October 23rd. For additional information, click here.

-Curb & Sidewalk Program - The Village's Curb and Sidewalk replacement program will begin the week of September 8 with concrete saw cutting. Concrete removal and replacement will follow. The limits of concrete curb and sidewalk scheduled for replacement have been marked with white paint. Please mark any underground sprinkler and invisible fence systems to minimize the potential for damage. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please call Public Works at (815) 436-3577.

-Lockport Street Pedestrian Connection - The Village’s contractor is working on the sidewalk connection between Meadow Lane and Wallin Drive. Also included in the project is the completion of the sidewalk gap on Indian Boundary Road near Lockport Street. These sidewalk connections will complete important gaps in the Village’s pedestrian network as they will provide pedestrian connectivity to Settlers' Park and the downtown area. Grant funding for this project is being provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).

-The Village’s 2020 Street Improvement Program is nearing completion. Project Schedule - Updated 9/29/20.

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.

Waste Management Updates

-Yard waste is collected on your regular collection day. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Please note: dirt, pavers, and mulch are not accepted as yard waste.
-We are pleased to announce that yard waste collection has been extended with the Village’s new Waste Management contract. The last day for yard waste (including leaves) will be December 7 for Monday routes, December 9 for Wednesday routes, and December 10 for Thursday routes.
-Please remember yard waste and leaves must be packaged in brown Kraft bags or yard waste carts. Uncontained leaves will not be collected.

Office Closures

In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed on November 11 (Veteran's Day); November 26-27 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).


Refuse Collection Delays

Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:

Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26, 2020) – Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.

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.