Plainfield

This file image shows a Crest Hill apartment building hit by the Plainfield tornado in 1990. (CBS)

Plainfield Marks 25 Years After The Tornado

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez pays a visit to the southwest suburb.

08/28/2015

An F-5 tornado struck the Village of Plainfield in August, 1990. (CBS)

A Visit To Plainfield, 25 Years After The Tornado

CBS 2 Meteorologist Steve Baskerville returns to the southwest suburb, which marks a milestone this year.

08/27/2015

Sean Johnson's arm sustained second-degree burns. (CBS)

Teens Harm Plainfield Boy With Makeshift Blowtorch

Sean Johnson and his friend were walking through Plainfields’s West Norman Greenway when they say three teen-aged boys were literally playing with fire and challenged them to a dare. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/17/2015

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Mother Hosts ‘Night Of Hope’ To Help Others Offset Loss

Sherri Anicich is the mother of Alisha Bromfield, who was murdered in 2012 while she was carrying a child.

08/06/2015

Raquel Bolton shot this cell phone video of a woman yelling racial epithets at a Chicago beach. (YouTube/Raquel Bolton)

White Woman Splashed At Chicago Beach Gets Racial, Video Posted Online

A Plainfield mom says she found herself having a talk with her kids about racism after an ugly incident this week in Chicago.

07/30/2015

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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Plainfield

Will County is one of 23 Illinois counties to report West Nile virus activity as of Wednesday, health officials say.

07/23/2015

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Volunteers Collecting Goods For “Really, Really Free Market” In Plainfield

Volunteers in Plainfield are getting ready for what amounts to a huge garage sale, but WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports it’s one where everything is free for the taking.

07/20/2015

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New Round Of Storms Could Hamper Tornado Recovery Efforts In Coal City

More bad weather on Wednesday could hamper recovery efforts in Coal City, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado Monday night. It was the most powerful tornado to hit the Chicago metropolitan area in nearly 25 years.

06/24/2015

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2 Investigators: Name-Changing Contractor Focus Of Fraud Complaints

David Sroge is a repeat felon. His arrests include thefts and deception in both Illinois and Indiana, where, in 2012, he allegedly took nearly $9,000 from a senior citizen for work he did not do. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/11/2015

A motorcycle struck a pedestrian in Plainfield early Tuesday. Both the biker and the pedestrian died in the collision. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Biker And Pedestrian Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Plainfield

Just after midnight, a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed collided with a pedestrian near the intersection of Route 59 and Lockport Street in Plainfield.

04/28/2015

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Boy, 13, Dies After Collapsing In Basketball Game

Dramon Ratcliff of Bolingbrook was playing basketball at Plainfield Central High School when he collapsed, the Will County Coroner’s Office said.

02/05/2015

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Boy Scout Troop Treasurer Accused Of Swiping $17,000

Annette Eichorst, 50, of Plainfield, if facing multiple theft charges surrounding missing funds from Troop 19’s bank account.

01/30/2015

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Plainfield Woman, 20, Found Dead In West Suburban Motel

A 20-year-old woman was found dead at a motel in west suburban Aurora Saturday night.

12/07/2014

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2 Investigators: Dump Thrived For Years Along DuPage River

Now, authorities are going after a land owner and looking into why action wasn’t taken sooner. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

11/20/2014

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Girl Falls Into Hole During Gym Class In Plainfield

A girl was rescued after she fell into a retention basin hole during gym glass at Ira Middle School.

09/19/2014

Alisha Bromfield. (Credit: alishaandavabromfield.com)

Plainfield Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Woman And Unborn Baby In Door County

Brian Cooper of Plainfield was convicted in May of killing 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield, when the two were at a Nasewaupee resort for his sister’s wedding. He was not the father of Bromfield’s baby but his attorney said the two had once had a romantic relationship. He was also Bromfield’s boss.

07/25/2014

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Plainfield Teen Walking Along I-55 Dies After Being Struck By Car

A Plainfield teen died after being hit by a car while walking along I-55 Sunday morning.

07/13/2014

One of hundreds of ComEd repair crews working to restore power to customers after two severe storms hit the Chicago area on Monday, spawning five tornados. (Credit: Twitter/ComEd)

Cleanup Continues In Wake Of Severe Storms, Tornados

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday morning, more than a day after two severe storms pummeled the region.

07/02/2014

A Canadian National freight train idles on Wisconsin Central railroad tracks near Rosemont, Illinois. (File photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Plainfield Trustee Angry Running Freight Train Left Unattended

A Plainfield trustee was blowing the whistle on a railroad practice in his village that he believes is unsafe.

05/07/2014

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Mother Of Child Sex Abuse Victim Seeking New State Law

A Plainfield mother has taken up the fight to change what she sees as a loophole in the state’s child sex abuse laws, after her daughter’s experience with the justice system in Will County.

03/28/2014

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