COVID-19 Update – 9/18/20

Great News…Will County is back in business! Per Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health, Region 7 - which includes the greater Will and Kankakee County areas - has had a sustained positivity rate under 6.5% for three consecutive days. This means that the region has returned to Phase 4. Restaurants and bars have reopened for indoor dining and meetings, social events, and gatherings have returned to a limit of 50 people. For more information on Phase 4, click here.


Halloween 2020 Safety Guidelines

Halloween is Saturday, October 31. This year, Halloween will look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, pending guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Village of Plainfield would like to share safety guidelines. Village of Plainfield Halloween Non-Participant Flyer

For Halloween information from the CDC, click here.


New Riverfront Master Plan

The Village is working with Applied Ecological Services (AES) and Houseal Lavigne to develop 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.


Meeting Information

-The Committee of the Whole Workshop scheduled for September 28 has been cancelled.

-There is a Strategic Planning Meeting on September 30. To view the agenda, click here.

-The next Village Board Meeting is October 5. To view the agenda when it is available, click here. Public Comments can be e-mailed to the Village through September 21 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.


Hunger Action Month

September is National Hunger Action Month! To help support the local food pantries, the Village of Plainfield, C.W. Avery Family YMCA, Plainfield Park District, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield School District 202, and Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce are encouraging residents, organizations, and local businesses to donate to one of the local pantries. For details on how to donate, click here.

Early Voting

The General Election is November 3, 2020. The Will County Clerk’s Office will offer early voting at the Village Hall from October 19-30. Voting hours will be 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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.


2020 Census

We need your help to reach 100% participation in the 2020 Census! Households can still respond by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received, by responding online at my2020census.gov, or by phone at 844-330-2020. For more information, 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 October 13, 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.


Coffee with the Mayor

-Join Mayor Collins for coffee as you watch this month's Coffee with the Mayor video. This month, Mayor Collins discusses the new Riverfront Master Plan and the 2020 Census.

-The October 14 Coffee with the Mayor has been cancelled.


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

Street Improvement Program

The Village’s 2020 Street Improvement Program is underway with the contractor working in the Century Trace subdivision and on 119th Street. The project includes the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, pavement grinding, resurfacing, and pavement striping. Overall project completion is scheduled for the end of October. Project Schedule - Updated 9/22/20

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. Accessibility concerns due to a disability or medical condition will be accommodated to the fullest extent possible.

-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).

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.