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Plainfields Big Paulys: This Is Special Pizza  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield's Big Pauly's: It's Something Special - Plainfield, IL - Joliet Patch Editor John Ferak visited Plainfield for his latest food column.



Plainfield Schools To Host Madrigal Dinners  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — District 202 high school music departments will host their annual Madrigal Dinners in November and December.



Big Paulys Pizza Is Something Special: Ferak Food Column  Joliet, IL Patch

Big Pauly's Pizza Is Special: Ferak Food Column - Joliet, IL - In search of great pizza, Joliet area Patch Editor John Ferak ventured over to Plainfield.



Food resources in Will, Grundy counties  The Herald-News

Ongoing. • 26th annual Christmas drive for needy District 202-area families – To donate money or adopt a family, contact Hanley at 815-439-2670 or ...



Band Boosters Fall Craft Show Returns To Plainfield  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — The Plainfield Band Boosters organization will host its 21st annual fall craft show on Oct. 27 and 28 at Plainfield High School – Central ...



Plainfield Homecoming: Former Board President To Lead Parade  Plainfield, IL Patch

Smith To Lead Plainfield Homecoming Parade - Plainfield, IL - The 67th annual Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade steps off in downtown Plainfield Oct.



3 new inductees in Plainfield H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – When the Plainfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed its first class of inductees in 1999, Danielle Belobraydich, Ryan Prater and ...



Plainfield High School Honor Rolls Announced  Plainfield, IL Patch

District 202 High School Honor Rolls - Plainfield, IL - These local high schoolers made the list.



Plainfield Central Teacher Honored For Dedication To Students  Plainfield, IL Patch

PCHS Teacher Honored - Plainfield, IL - A student nominated teacher Arlene Morris after she helped him while he was struggling in his geometry class.



Herron: Hall of Fame caps special day in Plainfield  The Herald-News

Of the many great Joliet-area sports traditions, Plainfield Central's Saturday homecoming football game is one of the most distinctive.



Plainfield Needy Family Drive Returns For 26th Year: How To Help  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Needy Family Drive Returns - Plainfield, IL - Find out how to "adopt" a family and fulfill the wish lists of children and adults who could use some holiday ...



Police: Plainfield high school student threatened to shoot ex-girlfriend  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – A Plainfield South High School student was arrested for threatening to shoot his former girlfriend in the head, police said.



Rachels Challenge Event At Plainfield Schools  Plainfield, IL Patch

Rachel's Challenge In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - The program focuses on the inspirational life and message of Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine ...



12 Plainfield Students Earn National Merit Commended Rank  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Students Earn National Merit Rank - Plainfield, IL - Commended Students placed among the top 50000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students.



Plainfield Teacher Retires After 45 Years In Education  Plainfield, IL Patch

PE Teacher Retires After 45 Years - Plainfield, IL - Steve Riederer spent 42 years as a PE teacher and coach in District 202.



Students at District 202 in Plainfield to take part in music festival  The Herald-News

Thirty-eight District 202 high school student musicians will take part in the Illinois Music Educators Association District Festivals for jazz, choir, band and ...



Plainfield Grads Join Foundation Hall Of Fame  Plainfield, IL Patch

Foundation For Excellence Hall of Fame - Plainfield, IL - Three District 202 grads will be inducted into the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence Alumni Hall of ...



Eleven D-202 Plainfield seniors named National Hispanic Scholars  The Herald-News

Eleven District 202 high school seniors have been named 2018-19 National Hispanic Scholars. They are:



Watch Moana During PHS Meet & Movie  Plainfield, IL Patch

Moana at Plainfield Central - Plainfield, IL - District 202 kids are invited to run, jump, dash and enjoy a free movie.



New Record: Near 400 Plainfield Students Named AP Scholars  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — A record-high 395 District 202 high school graduates and current students have been named 2018 AP Scholars based on their performance ...



CAPE, Foundation Scholarships Go To 23 Plainfield Grads  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Seniors Get Scholarlships - Plainfield, IL - These graduating students will get a boost to their college funding.



Plainfield Fest 2018: Saturday Lineup Includes 1985 Bears Champs  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — It's that time of year again. For the 37th year, the three-day Plainfield Fest will return to downtown Plainfield Friday through Sunday, July 20, ...



11 Plainfield Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Hispanic Scholars - Plainfield, IL - The teens' SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores drew the attention of the National Hispanic ...



John Jackson left lasting legacy at Plainfield Central  The Herald-News

John Jackson was one of those guys who took a little while to get to know.



CAPE Honors Outstanding District 202 Parents, Faculty, Staff  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — District 202's CAPE parent group recognized outstanding parents, community members, teachers and staff members for their dedication to ...



Plainfield Student Awarded National Merit Scholarship  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield National Merit Scholarship Winner - Plainfield, IL - A recent Plainfield Central graduate was awarded a National Merit Scholarship sponsored by ...



Homer Became A New Man At MorningStar Mission: Ferak Column  Joliet, IL Patch

Homer Became Changed Man At MorningStar Mission - Joliet, IL - He was once a familiar panhandler near I-80. This year, Homer turned his life around.



Anxiety Monster Program To Tackle Issue In Kids, Teens  Plainfield, IL Patch

Anxiety Program In District 202 - Plainfield, IL - District 202 will host the free program at Plainfield Central.



Indiana teen accused of raping classmates to be charged as an adult  WQAD Moline

PLAINFIELD, Ind. – An Indiana high school student has been charged with three felony counts of rape, according to WXIN. Levi Stewart, 17, is being charged as ...



Plainfield Middle School Honor Rolls Announced  Plainfield, IL Patch

Middle School Honor Rolls - Plainfield, IL - These are the students who made the fourth-quarter honor rolls in District 202.



Longtime PE and health teacher in Plainfield retired  The Herald-News

Walker's Grove Elementary School physical education and heath teacher Steve Riederer is retiring after 45 years as an educator, including the last 42 in District ...



Plainfield 'hero' students rescue home, dog from fire  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Two Plainfield high school students saved a home and a dog from being destroyed in a fire, Plainfield School District 202 officials said.



Plainfield graduate wins National Merit college-sponsored award  The Herald-News

Plainfield High School – Central Campus graduate Frank Ruane is one of more than 3500 students nationwide to win a National Merit college-sponsored award ...



2018 Plainfield Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Show is July 3  The Bugle

The Plainfield Park District will be hosting their annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Show on Tuesday, July 3 at Plainfield High School-Central Campus ...



Plainfield Fest returns with expanded lineup  Chicago Tribune

The 37th Plainfield Fest runs July 20-22 in downtown Plainfield, on Des Plaines and Lockport streets.



Former Plainfield Football Coach Joins State Hall Of Fame  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Central Coach Named To Hall of Fame. - Plainfield, IL - John Jackson was head football coach at Plainfield Central for nearly two decades.



3 National Merit Finalists In District 202  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Students Named National Merit Finalists - Plainfield, IL - They're among about 15000 finalists nationwide competing for $7500 scholarship awards.



Plainfield Softball Coach Enters State Hall Of Fame  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Central Coach In Coaches Hall Of Fame - Plainfield, IL - Coach Anne Campbell will be inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Softball Hall of ...



Former Wildcat coach John Jackson dies after battle with cancer  The Bugle

EDITOR'S NOTE – This is a story that originally published in February, 2018. By Mark Gregory Editorial Director @Hear_The_Beard mark@buglenewspapers.



Plainfield Fest Returns To Downtown Plainfield For 37th Year  Plainfield, IL Patch

37th Plainfield Fest To Return In July - Plainfield, IL - For the second year, the carnival and kids attractions will be at Plainfield High School - Central Campus.



Nearly 300 Plainfield Students Named Illinois State Scholars  Patch.com

Almost 300 Illinois State Scholars In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - All four local high schools saw double-digit increases in the number of state scholars.



Track & Field: Plainfield North teams win titles at Hunt Invite  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – When you get four high schools competing against each other, each team wants to go home as the champions.



Abrells Contract On Agenda For Special District 202 Meeting  Plainfield, IL Patch

Special District 202 Meeting - Plainfield, IL - Administrator retirement contracts are also on the June 3 agenda.



Plainfield high school student's drawing featured on poster  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – A drawing by Plainfield South High School sophomore Emma Jones will be featured on the 2017 Illinois Youth Art Month poster.



Local arts and entertainment Nov. 16 through Nov. 23  The Herald-News

Nov. 16. • Friends of Sunny Hill bazaar – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 421 Doris Ave., Joliet. Bake sale, holiday gifts and luncheon ...



Congressman visits with Plainfield student  The Herald-News

Democratic Congressman Bill Foster, D-Naperville, visited Plainfield South High School on May 29 to congratulate sophomore Amaan Khan on winning second ...



Area roundup: Dorrestein, Levek to join Plainfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Perry Dorrestein and Thomas “Doc” Levek will become the newest inductees into the Plainfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame during ...



School Threat Rumors At Plainfield Central Unfounded: District, Cops  Patch.com

No School Threat At Plainfield Central - Plainfield, IL - Rumors of a threat of violence were spread on social media.



Plainfield Irish Parade 2018 Princess Selected  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Irish Parade 2018 Princess Selected - Plainfield, IL - The Plainfield High School sophomore has been Irish dancing for years.



20th Anniversary For Plainfield Harvest 5K  Plainfield, IL Patch

Harvest 5K Returns - Plainfield, IL - Registration is open for the 2018 Healthy Driven Plainfield Harvest 5k Run/Walk & Kidz Miler.



Plainfield assistant principal wins Lewis educator excellence award  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Chris Chlebek was a beacon of knowledge, support and inspiration to many of his students as a social studies teacher at (then) Plainfield High ...



Plainfield Band Boosters Host 20th Annual Craft Show  Patch.com

PLAINFIELD, IL — The Plainfield Band Boosters organization will host its 20th annual fall craft show on October 28 and 29, 2017 at Plainfield High School ...



District 202 Hall Of Fame: Five Plainfield Central Grads To Be Inducted  Patch.com

D. 202 Hall Of Fame Induction - Plainfield, IL - The Foundation for Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame was founded in 2011 to recognize distinguished grads.



Plainfield senior performs in state theater fest musical  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield South High School senior Natalie Sipes was one of 109 students statewide chosen to perform in the 2018 Illinois High School Theatre ...



Plainfield School Board Election Results  Patch.com

Plainfield School Board Election Results 2017 - Plainfield, IL - Two incumbents, two newcomers captured spots on the board.



Ron & Kathy Kazmar To Lead Plainfield Irish Parade  Plainfield, IL Patch

Kazmars To Lead Plainfield Irish Parade - Plainfield, IL - The 16th annual event is March 11.



Plainfield Central Athletic Director is Schools New Principal  Patch.com

Plainfield, IL - Dave Stephens will replace current Principal Bob Smith, who is retiring in June.



Plainfield Central school shooting threat not credible, police say  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield School District 202 officials decided classes at Plainfield Central High School should be held as normal Thursday morning after police ...



Plainfield school's art department receives grant  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Students from the yearbook club recently accepted a $300 *Fresh* Films tech grant from the Subway sandwich chain on Oct. 17. Plainfield High ...



Fireworks Violations: Whats The Penalty In Plainfield?  Plainfield, IL Patch

Fireworks Fine In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - Plainfield residents who illegally set off fireworks risk a $100 fine and having their fireworks confiscated.



Record Number Of AP Scholars: Plainfield School District  Patch.com

Record Number Of AP Scholars In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - The district's four high schools reached an all-time high for AP scholars this year.



Plainfield High School Class of 2017  MyCentralJersey.com

Graduation exercises for 3 Plainfield schools: Graduation exercises for the Class of 2017 at Plainfield High School were held on Monday, June 19. Read: The ...



1990 Plainfield Tornado: Then and Now  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Aug. 28, 1990, was a day residents in this area do not forget.



65th Annual Plainfield Homecoming Parade Oct. 1  Patch.com

PLAINFIELD, IL — The 65th Annual Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade, celebrating "Classic Rock & Roll" will step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 1, ...



CAPE Honors Plainfield School District Faculty, Staff, Parents  Patch.com

PLAINFIELD, IL – District 202's CAPE parent group recognized outstanding parents, community members, teachers and staff members for their dedication to ...



Local students planning school walkouts to protest mass shootings  The Herald-News

Students at Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way East High Schools will be walking out of school for 17 minutes on Mar. 14 to protest mass shootings at schools ...



Raspolich Named New Plainfield East Athletic Director  Patch.com

PLAINFIELD, IL -- Twenty-four year veteran District 202 teacher and coach Paul Raspolich will serve as Plainfield East High School's new athletic director in ...



Plainfield high school artists win awards in national contest  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Twenty-eight student artists from Plainfield Central, South and East high schools won 36 regional awards in the prestigious 2017 Scholastic Art ...



Eight D-202 juniors get Horizon Grants  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Eight District 202 high school juniors will get a glimpse of their future with a little help from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence.



Failed Lead Tests At 15 District 202 Schools  Patch.com

PLAINFIELD, IL — While 98 percent of the water sources at Plainfield school district's 33 schools and facilities meet state safety standards for lead *content*, ...



Surplus Laptop Sale: District 202 Event Is Saturday In Plainfield  Patch.com

PLAINFIELD, IL — District 202 will sell surplus laptop computers to the community Saturday, Aug. 5, at Plainfield High School – Central Campus, 24120 W. Fort ...



Plainfield marks 25th anniversary of deadly tornado  WLS-TV

Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the tornado that changed the town of Plainfield forever.



Plainfield Central Gets New Athletic Director  Patch.com

Plainfield, IL - Mark Krusz will replace current PHSCC Athletic Director Dave Stephens, who will serve as the school's principal next year.



Plainfield South High School science teacher receives grant  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield South High School science teacher Jennifer Woods received a $1000 check from Window World of Joliet on Aug. 30 to use for science, ...



Plainfield Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 3 inductees  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Two coaches and one athlete will make up the 18th class of inductees into the Plainfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday.



14th Annual Pancake Breakfast Supports Plainfield Academy  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD — The Friends of Plainfield Academy will hold its 14th annual pancake breakfast and hot dog lunch at the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce Expo ...



Plainfield Academy Principal To Lead 66th Annual Homecoming Parade  Patch.com

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield Academy Principal Tod Schnowske will serve as Grand Marshal of the 66th Annual Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade on ...



Plainfield Teacher to Publish Book  Patch.com

Plainfield, IL - The book involves a man who has an unhealthy obsession with the movie "It's a Wonderful Life."



Five band students from District 202 in Plainfield tour and perform in Europe  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Five band students from Plainfield High School – Central Campus and Plainfield North High School spent part of their summer touring and ...



Mom Of Fallen Soldier Gives Gold Star Flag To Vets Commission  Plainfield, IL Patch

Fallen Soldier's Mom Donates Flag - Plainfield, IL - Denise Williams, mother of Pfc. Andrew Meari, presented the flag at at meeting of the Will County Veterans' ...



Plainfield East grad remembers the why as he takes his shot at the NFL  The Bugle

By Mark Gregory Sports Editor @Hear_The_Beard mark@buglenewspapers.com. For anyone who plays college football, their ultimate dream is to hear their ...



School Stadiums to Get Artificial Turf  Patch.com

Plainfield, IL - The project will occur in two phases over the next two years.



Local arts and entertainment Nov. 9 through Nov. 16  The Herald-News

Nov. 9. • Artwork of Ilie Vaduva – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, Lewis University, Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, Romeoville. Free and ...



Plainfield Academy principal serves as grand marshal for parade  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield Academy Principal Tod Schnowske served as Grand Marshal of the 66th Annual Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade on Oct. 7.



Plainfield Students Inducted Into NHS  Patch.com

Plainfield Students Inducted Into NHS - Plainfield, IL - Congratulations to this year's crop of exceptional students.



NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa  TAPinto.net

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The ...



Perseid Meteor Shower: See It In 360 Degrees  Plainfield, IL Patch

Perseid Meteor Shower Video - Plainfield, IL - If you missed the show, the Forest Preserve District of Will County has you covered.



Plainfield Dist. 202: First Semester High School Honor Roll, 2016-17  The Bugle

Plainfield High School Central Campus. High Honor Roll – Grade 9. KUMAYL AHMED, SANA AHMED, BROOKE AHRENS, JACOB ALMAWI, REZA ALVI ...



How You Can Help: Plainfields Needy Family Drive Begins 25th Year  Patch.com

Plainfield Needy Family Drive: How To Help - Plainfield, IL - For a quarter-century, the effort has helped provide holiday help for District 202-area families.



District 202 in Plainfield presented annual CAPE awards  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – District 202's CAPE parent group recognized outstanding parents, community members, teachers and staff members for their dedication to ...



Plainfield East High School performs at state theater festival  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield East High School recently made school history when students performed "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Illinois High School Theatre ...



Plainfield School District 202 to consolidate gifted classrooms  Chicago Tribune

Several third-graders in the gifted program at Plainfield's elementary schools will switch schools next year.



2017 election questionnaire: Robert Smith, candidate for Plainfield District 202 board  The Herald-News

Plainfield School District 202 board candidate Robert Smith submitted this questionnaire, answering The Herald-News' questions about the 2017 board race.



Toys R Us Failed To Adapt To Changing Market: Ferak Column  Joliet, IL Patch

Toys R Us Closing Sad But Inevitable: Ferak - Joliet, IL - For many of us, the Toys R Us near the Louis Joliet Mall was a major part of our youth.



Plainfield East High School Honor Roll  Patch.com

Submitted by Plainfield School District 202. High Honor Roll - Grade 9. SARAH ABUTALEB, AMAIYA ALLEN, SAMUEL ALVIDREZ, ABIGAIL ANGOMAS, ...



Former Plainfield Mayor James Waldorf dies at 73  Chicago Tribune

James Waldorf, a former mayor of Plainfield and educator who was principal of Plainfield High School during the devastating 1990 tornado, died Tuesday at ...



Plainfield South High School English teacher honored  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield South High School English teacher John Miller was honored in October through the University of Nevada-Las Vegas' Teacher ...



Plainfield students among National Merit Scholarship semifinalists  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield North High School seniors Isaac Schennum, Plainfield South High School senior Maritza Gallegos and Plainfield High School - Central ...



Jackson resigns as Plainfield Central football coach  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – An era has ended. John Jackson, who was named football coach at Plainfield High School in 1997, has resigned his position as head coach at ...



Local students receive scholarships in 2017  The Herald-News

Below is a list of local students who earned scholarships in 2017. Schools will continue to run in alphabetical order as space permits.



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