Friday, May 10, 2013
No injuries reported in Friday morning crash in Plainfield.
Despite extensive damage to both vehicles in what officials called a “high impact, high velocity crash,” no one was hurt in a Friday morning crash at 119th Street and Route 59. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief said both drivers refused treatment at the scene following what he described as a “T-bone-type crash” at the intersection around 6:50 a.m. Stratton said both vehicles sustained extensive damage. “Both vehicles left the roadway and ended up in the northeast ditch area,” he said. “They both ended up way down in the ditch.” There were no other occupants in the vehicles, Stratton said. "[They were] very lucky," he said of the drivers. "This was high velocity." Plainfield police are investigating the crash.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Two vehicles were involved in the accident at around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Three people were taken to Rush-Copley Hospital with minor injuries late Wednesday afternoon following a crash at Route 30 and 119th Street in Plainfield, according to Illinois State Police. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said two vehicles — a Toyota Camry and a Volkswagen Jetta — were involved in the broadside crash around 4:15 p.m. "It looks like the Jetta T-boned the other car," Stratton said. The female driver of the Camry and the two occupants of the Jetta, a male and female in their 20s, were all transported by Oswego ambulance to Rush-Copley in Aurora, according to Stratton. None of their injuries appeared life-threatening, he added, but noted that both cars sustained heavy damage. A spokesman for Illinois State Police …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
A woman and a 9-year-old child were taken to Copley Hospital following Sunday afternoon crash in Plainfield.
Two people were taken to Rush-Copley Hospital in good condition Sunday following a three-car crash on 119th Street at Route 30, according to fire officials. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief John Stratton said two cars became entangled during the crash and struck an eastbound van carrying a family of eight shortly before 12:30 p.m. Illinois State Police said no details were available Sunday afternoon on exactly how the crash occurred. According to Stratton, a 2008 Nissan Versa carrying a mother and 9-year-old child collided with a 1997 Acura carrying a man and woman. The two vehicles then struck the van, which was at the stop sign at 119th Street and Route 30. “These two cars hit and ended up hitting [the van] head on,” Stratton said. Then 9-…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
But the change will be a long time coming; trustees OK'ed a "pre-annexation" agreement for a property that could be developed into a fuel station in the next decade, owner says.
Plainfield trustees on Monday signed off on a pre-annexation agreement for a site near 119th Street and Route 30 that could one day become a gas station. But it could take about a decade for the project to become a reality, according to Plainfield Mike Martin, who addressed the board behalf of property owners Peter and Gaylene Metrou. The couple, owners of the Grandma's Table Family Restaurant in Montgomery, currently rent the property at 25491 W. 119th Street to a tenant that manufactures sheds and picnic tables. There is also a home on the property. The property is located in unincorporated Will County and is not contiguous to the village. The pre-annexation will allow the parcel to be annexed into the village if the owners of the …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Propane tank used for heating believed to be the source of the blaze, which took 15 to 20 minutes to knock out, Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said.
A propane tank used for heating is believed to be the source of a house fire that broke out just before 1 p.m. today near 119th Street and U.S. 30, Plainfield Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said. Firefighters arrived to find light smoke showing at the rear of the unoccupied home at 25509 W. 119th St., and most of the damage was contained to the back of the building and kitchen area, he said. They had to force their way into the house through the back entry. "We had a tough time with roof," Stratton said. "It's a tongue-in-groove roof covered in pea gravel. It took us awhile to break through." At one point there were about 75 firefighters on the scene, including some sent from the Oswego, Channahon, Minooka and Troy fire…
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Closure required so underground pipeline can be repaired; detour using 127th will be set up.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The eastbound lane of 119th Street will be closed for about a week, starting Oct. 31, so that Oneok (formerly Kinder Morgan) can inspect and repair a pipeline located beneath the pavement, Plainfield officials said. The work will also affect the southbound turn lane at Route 59, which will also be closed. Westbound 119th Street will not be affected, and access to the commercial businesses and Olympic Drive will remain open. However, other traffic will be detoured to 127th Street. For more information, call Scott Threewitt at the Plainfield Public Works Department at 815-436-3577.