Village Offices Closed

In response to COVID-19, all Village facilities are closed to the public. All Departments continue to operate during the facility closure, please click here to read more about the operational changes in each Department.

Outdoor Dining begins this weekend in Plainfield!

Plainfield restaurants are opening their outdoor seating areas to patrons this weekend!

In Downtown Plainfield, the Plainfield Picnic will allow participating restaurants to offer expanded outdoor dining on Lockport Street this weekend - Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 - from 12-9 p.m. Lockport Street will be closed (12 - 10 p.m.) from Illinois Street to Des Plaines Street and from Des Plaines Street to Fox River Street. The cross streets of Illinois, Des Plaines, and Fox River will remain open. The alleyways from Des Plaines to Illinois will be designated as one-way to allow for curbside pickup
For reservation and ordering information, please contact your favorite restaurant. Open seating will not be offered and all parties will be required to see their targeted restaurant for seating to begin service. Alcohol can be consumed by seated patrons only. When waiting for a table, patrons are encouraged to shop in the newly reopened retail shops. Plainfield Picnic Map

Restore Illinois Plan Phase 3

Illinois is now in Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Here’s what that means in Plainfield:
• Local restaurants can offer outdoor seating.
• Barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, personal care services, retailers, offices, and manufacturing facilities can reopen with conditions.
• Indoor and outdoor tennis facilities can reopen.
• Indoor one-on-one personal training and outdoor fitness classes (up to 10 people) are permitted.
• Gatherings are still limited up to 10 people.
Businesses must follow state guidelines for reopening including social distancing, face coverings, and capacity limits. For more information, visit coronavirus.illinois.gov.


Meeting Information

The Village Board has a meeting on June 1. To view the agenda when it is available, click here. Please note: Public Comments can be e-mailed to publiccomments@goplainfield.com through June 1 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.


Mobile Food Pantry

The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be holding a Mobile Food Pantry at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 Route 59, on June 12, 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. Please note: bags or boxes will be provided - this will be a drive-through style distribution.

Community Videos

-Watch this Community Update with Mayor Collins for information on Settlers' Park projects and the Village Green construction project.

-Enjoy your coffee with Mayor Collins as we share this month's Coffee with the Mayor video.

Event & Meeting Updates/Cancellations

-Coffee with the Mayor has been cancelled on June 10.

-Cruise Nights in June have been cancelled.


Public Works Projects

Village Green Project - Work is underway on the Village Green Improvements. 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.

Bike Path Patching - Asphalt patching and crack filling on Village maintained bike paths is underway in advance of seal coating operations. Paths may be closed for up to 48 hours at a time. Please use alternate routes while pathways are closed. Click here for a map of the bike paths scheduled for patching and seal coating.

Assistance Programs

-Representative Batinick launched a coronavirus helping hands program. If you are interested in volunteering or need assistance, please contact his office at 815-254-0000. For more information, click here.
-If you or someone you know is elderly and homebound and lives 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 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.
-For information on services provided by the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry, please visit their web site or contact them at (815) 439-8394.


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.


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 their home and/or reporting for essential work. 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.


Make Sure Plainfield Counts

We need your help! Right now, Plainfield has a Census response rate of over 70%. Many thanks to everyone who has completed their Census forms online!

Please take a few minutes to complete your Census form online to make sure Plainfield counts.

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.
-Bulk item pickup has resumed. Please remember one bulk item is permitted per household per week.


Office Closures

In 2020, the Village Offices will be closed on 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:

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.