The Police Department is serving up ice cream around town this summer. On July 24, from 6-8 p.m., the Police Department will be in the Marybrook Subdivision at the park on Park. Be sure to stop by and have some free ice cream. Check the schedule to find out when they will be in your neighborhood!


Hydrant Painting

The Village’s 2019 Fire Hydrant Painting Program is underway with work scheduleded in the following subdivisions: The Lakelands, The Lakelands Club, Golden Meadows, The Reserve, and Vintage Knoll. The project includes removing the old paint by sand blasting the hydrants and then repainting them. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the summer.

TRIAD Meeting

The Plainfield Senior TRIAD will meet on Monday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Officer Erin Cook at (815) 267-7207.


Settlers’ Park Movie Series Concludes July 26

The Summer Movie Series, presented by Illinois American Water, concludes Friday, July 26, at 8:30 p.m. The Village and Plainfield Park District will be showing Incredibles 2 (PG, 118 minutes), sponsored by Waste Management, in Settlers’ Park. Concessions are available for sale and Kona Ice will be selling shaved ice. Plus, you can visit with the Plainfield Library, Police Department, and Fire Protection District before the movie begins. For more information, click here2019 Movie Schedule.


Settlers’ Park Concert Series Concludes August 1

The 2019 Settlers’ Park Concert Series, presented by Greg and Dorothy Chapman, concludes Thursday, August 1, at 7 p.m. with a concert by Rosie & The Rivets, sponsored by Illinois American Water. Rosie & The Rivets play music from the 1950s and 60s. 2019 Concert Schedule.

Upcoming Police Department Events

-The Police Department is hosting an Armored Truck Challenge on July 30 to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. Participants must register by July 26. For more information, click here.

-It's time to register for the D.A.R.E. Pool Party! This year's pool party will be held on August 1, from 6-8 p.m., at Ottawa Street Pool! This great event is for students entering 6th-8th grade. There will be swimming, pizza, a DJ, and dancing. Click here for a registration form.

-National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6 from 5-9 p.m.! The Plainfield Police Department wants you to join them for a free night of fun at the Plainfield Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, to show your support for the Plainfield Community and keeping it safe! There will be free hotdogs, a balloon artist, bounce houses, touch a truck, games, live music, & more! Bring non-perishable goods to donate to the Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry and have a chance to dunk the Plainfield Police or Fire Chief in the dunk tank! More info.


Chat with the Chiefs

Chat with the Chiefs is Friday, August 9, at 8 a.m., at Ten Drops Coffee, 14903 S. Route 59. Have a cup of coffee while visiting with Chief Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department, Chief Stratton of the Plainfield Fire Protection District, and Chief Veseling of the Oswego Fire District.


Green Village Program - Solving Climate Change

The 2019 Green Village Series continues on Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m., at the Plainfield Library. Climate change is a challenging concept. What is climate change, what are its effects, and what can be done about it? Mike Zanillo from Citizens’ Climate Change discusses a comprehensive but simple solution that could be the best first step for fighting climate change. Register online. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Plainfield Library and the Village to provide the community with environmentally-friendly programs.


Coffee with the Mayor

Everyone is invited to join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, August 14, at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Village!

Plainfield Township Road Closure - Lily Cache Road

Lily Cache Road is closed, from Caton Farm Road to just south of Rolf Road, as part of a Plainfield Township project to reconstruct the bridge carrying Lily Cache Road over Lily Cache Creek. A detour route is posted and the length of closure will be approximately two months.


Street Improvement Program

Concrete work in the Liberty Grove subdivision is underway with curb removal and replacement occurring this week. Removal and replacement of remaining curb as well as sidewalk is scheduled to occur the week of July 15th. The program includes improvements in multiple subdivisions with work scheduled to occur in the following order: Liberty Grove, Whispering Creek, Village Center Drive, and Plainsman Terrace. The general scope of work and order of construction activities includes the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk, installation of new sidewalk, curb and gutter removal and replacement, drainage improvements, pavement grinding, resurfacing, and pavement striping. The limits of concrete curb and sidewalk that require removal and replacement will be marked with pink paint. Please mark any underground sprinkler and invisible fence systems to minimize the potential for damage.


Village Green Project Update

Water main work has been generally completed along Commercial Street with final water service connections in this area being completed the week of July 8th. New sidewalk between Fox River Street and Plainfield Central High School as well as asphalt paving on Fox River Street and Commercial Street is scheduled to be completed before Plainfield Fest. This work is part of the underground utility improvements in the Village Green area (Fox River Drive, Commercial Street, Ottawa Street, Chicago Street, Des Plaines Street, and Illinois Street). The project includes water main and water service replacement, sanitary sewer main extensions, and new storm sewer. Please be aware that on-street parking restrictions will be posted and daytime lane closures are required to complete the work safely. Work on the utility improvements is scheduled to be completed by November 22, 2019.


Census Bureau Hiring

Interested in being a Census Taker for the upcoming 2020 Census? The U.S. Census Bureau is already recruiting for thousands of positions nationwide. Census jobs provide competitive weekly pay, flexible hours, and paid training. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.


Plainfield Emergency Management Seeking Volunteers

The Plainfield Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is currently conducting an open enrollment period for new members. PEMA is responsible for coordinating and supporting emergency preparedness and response activities during a disaster or local emergency for the Village; providing weather spotters during severe weather events; assisting during special events in the Village; and educating the public about emergency preparedness and Homeland Security procedures. Applications are available online at www.plainfieldema.org. Completed applications can be returned to the Police Department or mailed to: Commander Ruggles, Plainfield Emergency Management Agency, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544. For more information, click here.


Cooling Center

The Police Department, 14300 Coil Plus Drive, is available for those in need of a cooling center. Anyone in need of assistance should call the non-emergency number at 815-436-2341, unless the situation dictates calling 9-1-1.


Electric Aggregation Update

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.


Office Closures

In 2019, the Village Offices will be closed September 2 (Labor Day); November 11 (Veterans Day); November 28-29 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).


Refuse Collection Delays

Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays in 2019:
Labor Day (Monday, September 2) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week.
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) - Refuse collection for Thursday routes will be delayed by one day.
Christmas (Wednesday, December 25) - Refuse collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be delayed one day.


Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste collection has resumed. Brush, grass clippings, and leaves should be placed in Kraft yard waste bags or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Branches must be tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: trees, stumps, dirt, stones, pavers, mulch, and sod are not accepted as yard waste.

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.