Thursday, April 18, 2013
Roads and schools closed after late-night and early morning storms in Plainfield.
If you know of something affected by the weather or have photos you'd like to share, email Shannon Antinori at firstname.lastname@example.org or click "Upload photos and videos" to post them. Updated at 12:30 p.m. April 18: Tips for how to deal with a flooded basement, from the Will County Health Department: The first consideration should always be physical safety when dealing with a flooded basement. Never enter a flooded basement unless power has been turned off. Open doors and windows to help remove gases in the house. Do not smoke, or use open flames that might cause accumulated gases to explode. You can clean basement surfaces with a non-sudsing household cleaner and then rinse it as you go along. A good disinfectant may also be used to…
Monday, April 1, 2013
The 2013 Great Read celebrates the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, made in 1863.
The following was provided by Plainfield School District 202. Students from preschool through fifth grade in Plainfield School District 202 are invited to dress up like Abraham or Mary Todd Lincoln and enter “The Great Read Abe and Mary Look-a-Like contest” as part of the 2013 Great Read community literacy program. The 2013 Great Read celebrates the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, made in 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation is one of Lincoln’s greatest achievements. It led to the passage of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865, which abolished slavery. Plainfield-area community members are encouraged to read any books about the 16th president and take part in the Great Read’s numerous fun, …
Friday, February 1, 2013
A group of Plainfield East special needs students were asked to perform the National Anthem in front of the District 202 board of education Monday after performing it for the Special Olympics Appreciation Night.
A group of Plainfield East High School students were honored by the District 202 school board, who asked them to perform the National Anthem at this week’s board meeting. The students, who participate in Plainfield East’s SCORE program, an academic and life-skills program for students with special needs, had sung the National Anthem at the recent Special Olympics Appreciation Night after practicing for three weeks with their peer helper Erika Mohr and teacher Kati Nowak. The students are freshman Dejara Patton, sophomores Myles Conway, Tommy Sipe and Jacob Ryan, juniors Elena Mireles and Matthew Laudizio and senior Shannon Enk. The school board on Monday also recognized Plainfield South High School men’s cross country coach Jason Crowe, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Indian Trail seventh-graders took a field trip to Feed My Starving Children.
Students at Indian Trail Middle School in Plainfield spent a day feeding the hungry — and learning valuable lessons in the process. During a pair of Jan. 15 and Jan. 17 field trips to Feed My Starving Children, seventh-graders packed dozens of boxes with nutritional meals to be shipped to hungry children around the world. Seventh-graders in teacher Laurie Davidson’s class shared their experience with Patch. Here’s a look at what the outing meant to them, in their own words. Audrey Nelson: On the day I went, we packed 62 boxes, and fed 37 children for one year. Look at what a few students can do in just about two hours! I think that it’s amazing that when we out in an effort, we can get so much accomplished. All of the food we packed went …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Skylar Lipman will perform with the 2013 Honor Orchestra of America.
Sunday, January 27
Skylar Lipman isn’t quite sure what part music will play in her future, but she knows it’s very important to her now. The Plainfield High School – Central Campus senior band member says band is key part of her school day. “It’s more than just a class to me,” said the soft-spoken multi-instrumentalist. “It’s a break in the day.” Her love for music is part of the reason Lipman has been chosen to perform with the 2013 Honor Orchestra of America. Lipman will play bassoon with the Orchestra of America as she does for the PHSCC concert band. She also plays piano in the PHSCC jazz band, mellophone in the marching band, recorder for the Madrigal group and even French horn. Lipman learned she’d been selected for the national group in early January…
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 …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 1.
Sunday, January 13
The deadline to nominate someone for the third-annual induction into the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame has been extended to Feb. 1. The Alumni Hall of Fame honors District 202 graduates who have distinguished themselves beyond their high school years through their significant accomplishments or service. Nomination forms are available on the Foundation for Excellence web site (www.d202foundation.org) and at the District 202 Administrative Center, 15732 Howard Street, Plainfield. The Hall of Fame was created in 2011 as part of the Foundation’s work to promote excellence and achievement for District 202 learners. Nominees will have significant accomplishments and/or community service recognized as outstanding …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Information on district administrators is public record and must be submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education and posted on the District 202 website.
Editor's note: We post this information because we know it is of interest to our readers, the taxpayers, whose property taxes are the largest source of income for the school district. Want Plainfield news delivered free to your inbox? Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter. Follow the links below for a detailed look into each school district’s administrators’ compensation packages. The information is what was provided to employees in the past full year. School districts are required by law to post, each year, itemized salary compensation reports for “every employee in the district holding an administrative certificate and working in that capacity" on or before Oct. 1. The reports must include base salary, bonuses, pension …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Students can take advantage of dual credit to knock out their college coursework early.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by District 202: District 202 students saved $208,650 this past fall in potential college tuition expenses through the district’s ongoing partnership with Joliet Junior College to offer “dual credit” courses in several vocational subjects. District 202 offered seven classes this past fall for which students could get college credit: Introduction to Computer Technology; Computer Applications; Desktop Publishing; Orientation to Business; Foods 2; and two English Rhetoric courses. District 202 staff teach the courses as “adjunct Joliet Junior College Professors” at one of the district’s four high schools, allowing students to earn both high school and college credit through Joliet Junior…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Who's running for Plainfield offices in April? We've got a roundup.
Filing is over for the April 9, 2013 consolidated election, and some Plainfield races are heating up. Here's a look at who's running for local office this spring: Plainfield historian and architect (and Plainfield Patch columnist) Michael Lambert has entered the race for village president, challenging current Mayor Michael Collins. One more candidate — Naperville firefighter Mark Allan Chmura — put in his papers Wednesday, becoming the fifth candidate in the running for three open seats. He joins incumbents Margie Bonuchi, Jim Racich and Garrett Peck, plus local developer Michael Guinta, who submitted their petitions on the first day of filing. Because those four candidates filed simultaneously, they will be entered in a lottery to …