Monday, May 13, 2013
Witness said homeowner rescued pet from blaze in the 13700 block of Amherst Court.
A family of eight escaped unscathed from a fire that started in the garage of a home in the 13700 block of Amherst Court Monday night, according to the Plainfield fire department. Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said two adults and their six children — who ranged in age from 6 months to 16 years old — were home when the fire broke out shortly before 7:30 p.m. at the two-story home. Some of the children were playing in the backyard when residents inside the house heard noises from the garage and opened the service door to discover the fire, Stratton said. Family members were able to get out of the house unhurt, he said. "It was a fast-moving fire — extremely fast," Stratton said, adding that in the three minutes it took firefighters to reach the …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Firefighters will be station at Jewel-Osco at 13460 Route 59 Saturday to raise money for "I Am Me" burn camp.
The following was provided by the Plainfield Fire Protection District On Saturday, May 11 Plainfield Fire Protection District Firefighters will be at the Jewel-Osco, 13460 S. Route 59, from 10 am until 4 pm collecting funds to “Fill the Boot” for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Burn Camp “I Am Me.” Donations collected will be used to support Camp “I Am Me” and its burn prevention programs. Burn Camp “I Am Me” invites young burn survivors to share their experience while being able to play and not feel self-conscious about how others may react to their scars. The Burn Camp “I Am Me” volunteer staff includes fire service personnel as well as doctors, nurses, social workers, child life, physical and occupational therapists, Camp Duncan …
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.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Will County clerk's office counted the remaining provisional ballots Tuesday morning, but they did not alter the outcome of the April 9 election.
Hundreds of provisional ballots were added to the vote totals on Tuesday, but the outcome didn’t change in two of Plainfield’s closest races. As election night came to a close, Plainfield School District 202 incumbents Rod Westfall and Michelle Smith kept their seats, joined by newcomers Bill Slabich Jr. and William Dargan. Read: Just 104 votes separated Dargan and fellow candidate P. Anne Walchshauser. On Tuesday, provisional, grace period and absentee ballots were counted at the Will County Clerk’s office, but it didn’t change the outcome. Walchshauser picked up an additional 350 votes to Dargan’s 351. In the end, Dargan held onto his lead, which increased to 105 votes. “Of course I would be honored to express my thoughts as an official…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Minivan rolled several times following crash on Lockport Street, according to officials.
Three people were taken to area hospitals following a two-vehicle crash at Lockport Street and Meadow Lane Wednesday evening. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said a minivan carrying three people — including a woman who is nine months pregnant — was heading east on Lockport Street when it collided with an SUV that was heading south on Meadow Lane. “It was a T-bone-type crash,” Stratton said. The minivan rolled several times before coming to rest on its side, he said. One woman was able to get out of the van on her own, while the other had to be extricated, Stratton said. The male driver of the van was able to climb out through the sunroof. Two of the occupants were taken to Rush-Copley hospital in Aurora, while the third was …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
See where Plainfield candidates stand.
Editor's note: Election results will not be official until Tuesday, April 30 when canvassing of votes is completed and after absentee ballots postmarked by midnight, April 8, and provisional and grace period ballots are counted on April 21. Read: It was a big night for Republicans — and incumbents — in Plainfield Tuesday, according to unofficial vote totals. In the Village of Plainfield, incumbent Mayor Mike Collins and trustees Margie Bonuchi, Jim Racich and Garrett Peck won re-election. Collins faced a challenge from write-in candidate Michael Lambert, who was able to snag nearly 20 percent of the vote, but it wasn't enough to unseat the mayor. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter In Plainfield School District, incumbents …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The wind exacerbated the fire, which started on the outside of the building and spread through the four-unit building's vinyl siding, Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said.
Ten people have been displaced and one dog reported dead in a fire that occured in the 2300 block of Aster Drive, Crest Hill, Plainfield Fire Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said. The fire occured at 3:44 p.m. at a four-unit town home. The fire originated on the exterior of the building and headed into the common-area attic, said Stratton. "The fire pretty much started outside on the vinyl siding. And with this wind it just ran right up," said Stratton. He said one of the residents had left a porch door open and the fire got into the porch area and "communicated through the structure there." Two of the four units are declared uninhabitable and at least 10 people are displaced from the fire, said Stratton. A dog also died in the fire. Stratton …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Both vehicles were totaled in the crash around 4 p.m. Friday.
Four Plainfield East High School students and one adult suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a two-car crash near the school on Naperville-Plainfield Road at around 4 p.m. Friday, police said. Plainfield Police Sgt. Mike Fisher said a sedan was heading south carrying five students when the driver pulled over onto the shoulder just south of the school. The driver lost control while pulling the vehicle back onto the road, and the car slid into the northbound lane, where it was Fisher said it was T-boned by a Chevy Trailblazer. The teen driver refused treatment at the scene, but four passengers — all Plainfield East students — were transported to area hospitals, Fisher said. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said one girl had to …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The fire is located east of Route 59 and Dayfield Drive.
Plainfield firefighters worked to put out a brush fire that broke out late Wednesday afternoon east pf Route 59 and Dayfield Drive, according to Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton. "It's pretty much in the middle of nowhere," Stratton said of the blaze, adding Troy and Lockport fire protection districts were called out to help fight the fire.
Monday, March 18, 2013
National Weather Service issues winter weather condition, warning of sleet, snow and freezing rain.
Two people were taken to area hospitals following a two-vehicle crash on Route 59 early Monday. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said a school bus was involved in a crash around 6 a.m. near Naperville-Plainfield Road when it spun out and struck another vehicle. Stratton said no students were on the bus at the time of the crash. The driver of the bus and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to area hospitals for observation, Stratton said. Several other vehicles had a near-miss, having to swerve to avoid the bus crash, he added. “There were several spin-outs in that area,” he said. Weather advisory The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect until 11 a.m. Monday. Periods of sleet, snow and …