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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

Annette Eichorst (Credit: Plainfield Police)

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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Plainfield Man Asks To Serve Detention In Place Of His 3rd Grade Daughter

A third grader at a Plainfield elementary school has to serve detention tomorrow – but her father has offered to receive the punishment instead.

02/12/2014

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Teen Realizes Wish Of Becoming Published Author

Ravina Thakkar says her cystic fibrosis gives her a lot of time to think of stories, as she waits through treatments to clear her lungs three times a day.

12/09/2013

Holiday Shop Decorates Sailor’s Home For Christmas

A Plainfield family thought there would be no Christmas decorations on the house this year with dad serving overseas, but a suburban Christmas store heard about his deployment and stepped in.

11/08/2013

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Plainfield Beer Fest First To Feature Home Brew Under New State Law

The Midwest Brewers Fest in Plainfield this Saturday will be the first event at which, under a recent change in Illinois law, homebrewers will be allowed to offer samples of their beers.

08/23/2013

Duane Johnson. (Credit: CBS)

Memories Of Tornado Prompt Plainfield Man To Build Shelter

CBS 2’S Brad Edwards went inside a shelter in the southwest suburbs that’s given one resident peace of mind for a lifetime.

05/21/2013

Jennifer Wood, her husband, three children, and four stepchildren. (Supplied to CBS)

Mom Of Seven Kids Celebrating Mother’s Day With Law Degree

“It’s been an emotional, exhausting journey,” Jennifer Wood said.

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Firefighter and paramedic Kevin Sanders was honored Thursday at a memorial for first-responders killed in West, Texas. (CBS)

Firefighter Killed In Texas Blast Laid To Rest

The funeral service was held this morning in Palos Hills for Kevin Sanders, the former south suburban firefighter who was among 15 people killed two weeks ago in a fertilizer plant explosion in Texas.

05/01/2013

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