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 …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Fundraiser is set for March 14 at Durbin's of Plainfield.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Guinness, Diageo, CITY Beverage and Durbin’s will sponsor March 14 event in Plainfield.
A Plainfield business will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with an event to benefit local firefighters at Durbin’s of Plainfield, 16031 S. Lincoln Highway. Premium beverage company Diageo and Guinness have teamed up with the Denis Leary Firefighters Foundation to give back to firefighters across the country. “We’ve taken it to another level and made it local,” said Dave Dwyer, a representative of Guinness brands for CITY Beverage Illinois, which has partnered with Diageo and Durbin’s to bring the program to Plainfield. The Route 30 restaurant will host a benefit for the Leary foundation starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, with all proceeds going to the Plainfield Fire Protection District. Durbin’s will offer drink specials, plus an …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Event is set for March 10 at the former headquarters on DesPlaines Street.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The bus was heading home from Central Elementary, school officials said.
No one was hurt when a snow plow rear-ended a school bus, Plainfield School District officials confirmed Tuesday. The First Student bus was on Naperville/Plainfield Road near Mill Street at around 4 p.m. when it was hit by the plow, causing minor damage, according to Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton. Sign up for Plainfield Patch breaking news alerts. Stratton said between 30 and 35 students were on the bus, along with the driver. Neither the students nor the driver were injured in the accident, and the driver of the snow plow also refused treatment at the scene, Stratton said. According to the village, the vehicle involved in the crash was not a Plainfield Public Works snow plow and was operated by a private company. It's unclear …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The homeowners escaped uninjured in Wednesday night blaze.
Smoke detectors alerted residents to a fire in their Harbour Lane townhome Wednesday night, helping them escape unscathed, according to fire officials. Investigators believe the fire may have started in the area of the fireplace in the basement of the two-story townhome in the 22000 block of Harbour Lane in the Lakelands subdivision, Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said. Sign up for Plainfield Patch’s newsletter and breaking news alerts. According to Stratton, the fire was burning between the basement ceiling and the floor above it. Firefighters got the call around 8:30 p.m. “It was burning for a while in there,” he said. “It severely damaged the floor joists.” Although investigators determined it was safe for the two residents …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
When members of the Plainfield Fire Protection District saw that Army Spc. Frank Pierson had a broken flag pole, they took action.
When members of the Plainfield Fire Protection District learned that an injured Plainfield veteran was receiving a customized vehicle — thanks to a fundraiser coordinated by the Associated Firefighters of Illinois and Local 2 of the Chicago Firefighters Union — they wanted to help out. On Veterans Day, firefighters showed up at Army Spc. Frank Pierson’s home in the Creekside Crossing neighborhood to give him a lift to Soldier Field, where he and Army Ranger Sgt. Tory Honda would be presented with their new wheels. Pierson, who lost both his legs while serving in Iraq, received a customized vehicle that he can drive using just his hands. But there was a problem. “When we picked him up, we noticed his flag pole was broken,” Deputy Fire Chief…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Fire officials warn residents to use caution, avoid scalding.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Monday, February 4
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the Plainfield Fire Protection District: The week of February 3rd through the 9th is Burn Awareness Week. This year’s topic is “Scalds – A Burning Issue.” Most scald burns happen to young children, older adults and disabled people. Young children and older adults have thinner skin that is more susceptible to burns and people with physical disabilities are at higher risk of burn injuries due to mobility impairments. Scald burns are usually caused by hot foods, hot beverages and hot tap water. Some tips courtesy of the fire department: With safety in mind most scald burns can be prevented. For more information about burn prevention and safety please visit the American Burn …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tips to stay safe this winter.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Saturday, January 26
Editor's note: The following is a release issued by the Plainfield Fire Protection District: As neighborhood ponds and area waterways ice over, there is no guarantee that the ice is safe to be on. Contrary to what you may think, extreme cold snaps actually cause weak ice because it becomes brittle. Ice that is over a moving body of water such as a river or ponds with active aerators should always be considered weak and unsafe. Before participating in ice related outdoor sports such as ice fishing or ice skating, please keep the following safety tips in mind. For more detailed information about ice safety, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website at: www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice. For additional fire and life safety …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A roundup of who's running for Plainfield village board, District 202 school board, township offices, Plainfield Park District board and the Plainfield Public Library board.
Updated Sunday, March 17: Plainfield Patch wants to make sure you have all the information you need when you head to the polls on April 9. Stay tuned for more coverage in the weeks leading up to the election. In light of several election challenges and candidates who have withdrawn from local races, it might be tough to keep up with who's still running — here's a roundup. (All candidates are listed in alphabetical order.) Village of Plainfield offices Mayor* Trustees (three spots up for election) Plainfield School District 202 Four spots up for election Plainfield Library Board* Four spots up for election Plainfield Park District* Two seats up for election Plainfield Fire Protection District Two spots up for election Plainfield Township …