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Plainfield School District 1st Semester High School Honor Roll  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield School District 202 has published its second semester honor roll for each of the district's high schools. Is your kid on the list?

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.

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 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. The community is invited to ...

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.

Plainfield High School student charged with rape of classmates  Indianapolis Star

Levi Stewart, 17, is accused of "threatening, intimidating and harassing young female students in his classes to engage in sexual activity with him."

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 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 ...

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 ...

Veterans Day 2018: Whats Closed, Whats Open In Plainfield  Plainfield, IL Patch

Veteran's Day Closings - Plainfield, IL - Some schools and local government offices are closed Monday.

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.

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.

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 ...

Nominees sought for Plainfield District 202 Alumni Hall of Fame  The Herald-News

The Plainfield Foundation for Excellence is accepting nominations for the ninth annual induction into its Alumni Hall of Fame.

Plainfield July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide  Plainfield, IL Patch

4th Of July Fireworks Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - Here's your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in and near ...

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 ...

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.

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.

School Shooting Threat At Plainfield Central Leads To Arrest  Plainfield, IL Patch

PCHS School Threat Arrest - Plainfield, IL - The incident happened two days after another minor was arrested after posting a Snapchat selfie with a gun.

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.

Bullying Blamed In Suburban Teens Death | PatchPM  Plainfield, IL Patch

Bullying Blamed In Teen's Death - Plainfield, IL - IL candidate angers UK | Paul Ryan to rally in IL | Car plunges from overpass | Santa isn't real, bishop says| ...

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 ...

Spring Musicals Set For Plainfield High Schools  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Spring may still be a few weeks away, but spring music is just around the corner, as District 202's four high schools prepare to stage their ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Plainfield New Years Baby Is Edwards First For 2019  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield New Year's Baby - Plainfield, IL - Baby William is the first child for Angela Antonou and Robert Healy of Plainfield.

Drugged Driving, Disorderly Conduct, DUIs: Plainfield Arrests  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Arrests - Plainfield, IL - Other police reports include a teen arrested at Plainfield Central and battery.

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 South Student Builds Self-Driving Car  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Teen Builds Self-Driving Car - Plainfield, IL - Now he'll head to the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Maryland.

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 ...

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.

Tax Rate Expected To Drop: District 202  Plainfield, IL Patch

District 202 Tax Rate Expected To Fall - Plainfield, IL - The school board on Monday approved a $197.3 million levy request.

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.

Domestic Disturbance Draws Police, Fire Department In Plainfield  Plainfield, IL Patch

Domestic Disturbance In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - Police said a woman in custody was taken for a psychiatric evaluation.

Plainfield Teacher Saves Choking Coworker  Plainfield, IL Patch

Teacher Saves Coworker - Plainfield, IL - PEHS teacher Kristin Schmitt performed the Heimlich maneuver to save teaching assistant Maureen Beadleston.

Cop, McDonalds Manager Save Mans Life In Plainfield  Plainfield, IL Patch

Cop, McD's Manager Save Man's Life - Plainfield, IL - Three months after a near-fatal heart attack, William Kokaska thanked the police, firefighters and ...

Active Shooter ALICE Training Added To Plainfield Safety Plan  Plainfield, IL Patch

Active Shooter School Safety Plan - Plainfield, IL - Students and staff will be trained using the protocol starting this spring.

New Principal For Lakewood Falls Elementary  Plainfield, IL Patch

New Principal Named For Lakewood Falls - Plainfield, IL - Scott Winters is leaving his post at an Arizona elementary school and heading to Plainfield.

Shelter Mourns After Homeless Man Who Turned Life Around Dies  Plainfield, IL Patch

Homeless Man Turns Life Around, Dies - Plainfield, IL - $100 gun buyback | Trubisky 'feeling good' | Guns, vests, drugs seized | SUV plows into news office ...

Will County Back To School Fair Set  Plainfield, IL Patch

Will County Back To School Fair - Plainfield, IL - Parents can get information and resources including health services, school/sports physicals and more.

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.

Plainfield Irish Parade 2018 Princess Selected  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — A Plainfield North High School sophomore has been selected as the 2018 Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade Princess. Grace Schlueter, who ...

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.

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.

When Spectacular Geminids Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks In Plainfield  Plainfield, IL Patch

Geminds: See 2018's Best Meteor Show In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - The Geminid meteor shower, known for colorful meteors with long tails, starts this weekend ...

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.

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 ...

Donated Plainfield Playground Gets Second Life In Iraq  Plainfield, IL Patch

Donated Plainfield Playground In Iraq - Plainfield, IL - The Plainfield Park District donated the equipment, removed from Kendall Ridge Park in 2017, to a ...

Plainfield Yard Waste Pickup Extended Due To Snow  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Due to a storm that dumped several inches of snow throughout the area, the Village of Plainfield said yard waste pickup for village residents ...

Plainfield Police Sgt. Graduates From Staff & Command School  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — The Plainfield Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Jeremiah (Zach) Zigterman from the School of ...

Worker Trapped, Buried After Dirt Wall Collapses | PatchPM  Plainfield, IL Patch

Dramatic Wall Collapse Rescue - Plainfield, IL - Pritzker staffer's 'blackface'? | Racist fliers near school | Vigil for synagogue victims | Woman abuses child with ...

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.

Geminid Meteor Shower To Peak In Illinois  Plainfield, IL Patch

Meteor Shower Peaks In IL - Plainfield, IL - The Geminid meteor shower, known for colorful meteors with long tails, will peak this week, weather permitting in ...

Plainfield students named National Hispanic Scholars  The Herald-News

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

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.

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

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

Chicagoland 4th Of July Fireworks 2018: When And Where To Watch  Plainfield, IL Patch

Chicago-Area 4th Of July Fireworks - Plainfield, IL - A regional roundup of the best places to celebrate Independence Day in Chicago and the suburbs on July 4, ...

Life-Saving Gift: Plainfield Nurse Gives Kidney To Doctors Wife  Plainfield, IL Patch

Nurse Donates Kidney To Doctor's Wife - Plainfield, IL - Lisa Schumacher didn't hesitate when she learned Pam Cassidy, the wife of her coworker, needed a ...

Plainfield Band Boosters Host 20th Annual Craft Show

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 ...

School Threat Rumor Reported At Plainfield Middle School  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield police this weekend shared a message from a District 202 principal about a "a non-specific threat of school violence" at John F.

School Threat Rumors At Plainfield Central Unfounded: District, Cops

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

No Shots Fired At Plainfield Central: District

No Shots Fired In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - More social media rumors flew a day after a hoax threat at Plainfield South and an arrest for a fake gun threat in ...

Protect Against Package Thieves: Plainfield PD  Plainfield, IL Patch

Package Thief Protection Tips - Plainfield, IL - Here's how to avoid porch pirates, police say.

Memorial Day Parade Set For Plainfield  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — The Plainfield American Legion Marne Post #13 will honor the nation's veterans with its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28.

Police Want To Get Missing Dog Home For The Holidays  Plainfield, IL Patch

Police Want To Get Lost Dog Home For The Holidays - Plainfield, IL - Call Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633 if you recognize this pup.

Eagle Scout Project Enhances Plainfield Park District  Plainfield, IL Patch

Eagle Scout Installs Planters At Park District - Plainfield, IL - Plainfield North senior Ben Pasch recently earned the designation through a project at the Plainfield ...

Plainfield Central Athletic Director is Schools New Principal

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

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 ...

Plainfield Park Board Nominating Petitions Available Soon  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Park Board Election - Plainfield, IL - Two six-year terms, one four-year unexpired term and one two-year unexpired term are up for grabs.

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 PD Announces Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield PD Announces Seat Belt Enforcement - Plainfield, IL - For six days this month, Plainfield police are going to have extra patrol units out to ticket ...

Dog Days Of Summer: Plainfield Park District Photo Contest  Plainfield, IL Patch

Dog Days Photo Contest - Plainfield, IL - Plainfield Park District is going "mutts" during August with a photo contest that's for the dogs.

Hit & Run Driver Caught On Dashcam: Plainfield PD  Plainfield, IL Patch

Hit & Run In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - The crash was caught on camera in Plainfield. Now police are asking for help identifying the driver.

Nearly 300 Plainfield Students Named Illinois State Scholars

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

Plainfield Child Molester Gets 12 Life Sentences  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Child Molester Sentenced - Plainfield, IL - The decade-long abuse was revealed after a teacher reported a child's alarming response to a question on ...

Rabid Bat Found In Oven In Plainfield Home  Plainfield, IL Patch

Rabid Bats Found - Plainfield, IL - Bats found in Joliet, Lockport and Elwood also tested positive for the fatal disease.

This Is Illinois Favorite Christmas Movie  Plainfield, IL Patch

IL's Favorite Christmas Movie - Plainfield, IL - From "Die Hard" to "Elf" to "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," a new study reveals each state's favorite holiday ...

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.

65th Annual Plainfield Homecoming Parade Oct. 1

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

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.

Fake Salesman Sought In Plainfield Township Package Thefts: Cops  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Package Thefts - Plainfield, IL - Police say this man is posing as a salesman and using the ruse to steal packages and enter unlocked cars.

Missing Plainfield Man Found Safe: Sheriff  Plainfield, IL Patch

Sheriff: Plainfield Man Reported Missing - Plainfield, IL - Charles Sharp was reported missing after he was last seen Monday morning.

K-9 Demo, Touch-A-Truck Part Of Plainfield National Night Out  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield police will host the annual National Night Out, an anti-crime effort aimed at providing a greater sense of awareness through ...

Blaze, Plainfield Fire Dog, Laid To Rest  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Arson Dog Dies - Plainfield, IL - The longtime canine partner of Deputy Chief Jon Stratton, Blaze was an accelerant detection dog.

Crashes, School Closings, Power Outage Reported Due To Black Ice  Plainfield, IL Patch

Black Ice Closes Schools - Plainfield, IL - Plainfield school district was open but buses were running late, and a crash-related power outage was reported in ...

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 ...

Cardboard Regatta Held At Ottawa Street Pool  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Cardboard Regatta - Plainfield, IL - Kids used cardboard, duct tape and their imaginations to try to build seaworthy creations.

Plainfield Central Gets New Athletic Director

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

Plainfield High School Class of 2017

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.

Halloween 2018: Submit Will Countys Spookiest Yards  Plainfield, IL Patch

Will County's Spookiest Yards - Plainfield, IL - Patch is compiling its 2018 guide to the Will County's best — and scariest — yard displays. Submit your yard haunt ...

Disorderly Conduct, Battery: Plainfield Arrests  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Arrests - Plainfield, IL - Arrest reports released by the Plainfield Police Department.

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 ...

Plainfield South Inducting Four Into Athletic Hall Of Fame  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield South High School will honor four individuals at its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan.

Missing Illinois Sailor Found Dead In National Forest  Plainfield, IL Patch

Missing Illinois Sailor Found Dead - Plainfield, IL - Plainfield native and Oswego graduate Jeremiah Adams went missing after going on a hike May 4.

Renwick & River Road Now A 4-Way Stop  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — The intersection of Renwick and River roads is now a four-way stop, Plainfield Township Highway Commissioner Ken Marland announced ...

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