Declaration of Disaster

On March 26, the Village Board approved a 30 day extension to the Village’s Declaration of Disaster. The declaration allows the Village to enact its emergency operations plan and access resources, equipment, and personnel in order to assist Plainfield residents. For more on the COVID-19 situation in Plainfield, click here for a message from Mayor Collins, Chief Konopek, Chief Stratton, and Chief Veseling.


Village Offices Closed

In response to COVID-19, all Village facilities are closed to the public. These closures will remain in place until further notice. While all Departments will continue to operate during the facility closure, please click here to read more about the operational changes in each Department.


Meeting Information

-The next Village Board Meeting is Monday, April 6. To view the agenda, click here. Please note: Public Comments can be e-mailed to publiccomments@goplainfield.com through Monday, April 6 at 3 p.m. Please note Public Comments in the e-mail subject line. Remember, 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.
-The April 8 Economic Development Advisory Task Force Meeting and the April 9 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting have been cancelled.


Coffee with the Mayor

Although the April 8 Coffee with the Mayor has been cancelled, we will have a "Coffee with the Mayor" video to share next week. Check out the Village's social media channels - Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube - next Wednesday!


Mobile Food Pantry

The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be holding a Mobile Food Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 IL Rte. 59, on Wednesday, April 8, from 5-6:30 p.m. Click here for details. Please note: Bags or boxes will be provided - this will be be a drive-through style distribution.


Business Assistance Information & Programs

-Paycheck Protection Program: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide $349 billion in loans through the Paycheck Protection Program to small businesses and non-profits. Portions of these loans will be forgiven to the extent that recipients maintain their existing workforce or rehire. Learn more here.

-Economic Injury Disaster Loan: The program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Learn more here.

-Subsidy for Current Loan Payments: The SBA will cover up to 6 months of principal and interest payments that are owed on most existing SBA loans. Learn more here.

-Training and Advising for Existing Businesses: Additional funds are provided to SBDCs, Women’s Business Centers, and Minority Business Centers for education, training and advising to small businesses. Small Businesses can take advantage of this now.

-Aid to Midsize Businesses and Nonprofits: $454 billion will be available from the U.S. Treasury to provide financial assistance through loan programs established by the Federal Reserve. As part of that, a special fund is dedicated to midsize businesses and nonprofits with 500-10,000 employees to provide financing to banks and other lenders to make direct loans to these entities. The interest rate on those loans would be capped at 2%, with no payments due for the first six months. These loans cannot be forgiven.

-Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: The Small Business Administration (SBA) of Illinois established the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program that provides low-interest loans of up to $2 million to qualified applicants from small businesses and private non-profits affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. For more information, please click here.
-Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The COVID-19 Stimulus package expanded unemployment benefits. The following is a link to the State of Illinois’ Disaster Unemployment Assistance Application. Click here for more information regarding this assistance.


Village Green Improvements

Work started this week on the Village Green Improvements with the contractor beginning sidewalk removal on Chicago Street. As part of the overall staging plan, work on Chicago Street will be completed first due to its proximity to the downtown area. Reconstruction work on Chicago Street is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day with work to then begin on Fox River Street. The overall project is scheduled to be completed by October 23rd. For additional information, click here.

Event & Meeting Cancellations

-The April 7 Green Village Program at the Plainfield Library has been cancelled.

-The 2020 Citizen's Police & Fire Academy has been cancelled.

-The National Weather Service’s Basic Weather Spotting - Severe Weather training class scheduled for April 22 at Plainfield Central High School has been cancelled.

-The Big Serve has been cancelled.


Playgrounds Closed

Please remember all playgrounds in Plainfield are closed. If you choose to walk or exercise in the parks, please use social distancing and make sure that you are 6 feet from others. Per the Governor's executive order, groups should not be congregating in the parks.


Services for the Elderly

The Police Department’s Elderly Services Unit wants to ensure all our residents are safe during this difficult time. If you are elderly and homebound or have family, friends, or neighbors that are elderly and homebound and live in the Village, please contact Officer Shervino with the Elderly Services Unit at 815-267-7200 or e-mail triad@plainfieldpd.com. Please provide the name, address, phone number and/or e-mail address of the homebound person and we will contact them regularly to check on their well-being and ensure their needs are being met. For more details, click here.


Helping Hands Program

State Representative Mark Batinick launched a coronavirus helping hands program to help those in need in the community. They are looking for volunteers to assist those in need who are homebound. If you are interested in volunteering or need assistance, please contact Representative Batinick's office at 815-254-0000. For more information, click here.


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.

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.


Make Sure Plainfield Counts

We need your help! Right now, Plainfield has a Census response rate of over 50%. Many thanks to everyone who has completed their Census forms online!

However, it is important for the Village to reach 100% participation in order to ensure our area is accurately represented and receives its fair share of federal funding for social services, schools, and infrastructure. So, please take a few moments while you are staying home to complete your census form. Click here to view a sample Census questionnaire. Remember, your responses are confidential, secure, and protected. To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit 2020census.gov.


Waste Management Updates

-Yard waste collection has resumed and will be 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.
-Pickup of bulk items has been suspended due to COVID-19.
-Spring Cleanup, originally scheduled for the week of April 13, has been cancelled.


Office Closures

In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed on May 25 (Memorial Day); July 3 (Independence Day observed); September 7 (Labor Day); 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:

Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2020) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week. 

Independence Day (Saturday, July 4, 2020) – Refuse will be picked up on your regular collection day.

Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020) - Refuse collection will be one day late all week. 

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.