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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

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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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2013

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

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

Memorial Held For Plainfield-Born First Responder Killed In Texas Explosion

At the Plainfield Dire District, three flags fluttered at half staff, one with a lone star for the one lost there from here.

04/30/2013

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

Deadly Texas Blast Claims Life Of Former Chicago-Area Resident

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Kevin Sanders, a 33-year-old paramedic and firefighter, was among the dead. The blast in West, Texas last week injured hundreds.

04/25/2013

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Former High School Teacher Pleads Guilty In Student Sex Case

The former southwest suburban teacher who became embroiled in a sex scandal with a male student said she wished “with all of my heart” that she could “take it back.”

04/19/2013

A semi truck hit two cars parked on the shoulder of Interstate 55 near Plainfield, Ill., on March 13, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Man Dies From Crash On I-55 Near Plainfield

The driver of a car that became disabled in traffic on the Stevenson Expressway early Wednesday near southwest suburban Plainfield was killed when a semi plowed into his car and another car that stopped to help.

03/13/2013

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Jury Outside Door County To Hear Murder Case Against Plainfield Man

Brian Cooper, of Plainfield, Ill., is accused of strangling Alisha Bromfield at a Door County resort last summer. The couple was on the peninsula for a wedding.

02/01/2013

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Driver Caught Speeding At 113 MPH, Says He Was Late For Work

Plainfield Police stopped a speeding car almost a week ago. Not news, you say?

10/22/2012

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Former Youth Coach Going To Prison On Sex Charges

A former local youth soccer coach is heading to prison after pleading guilty Monday to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of aggravated child pornography.

10/16/2012

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Plainfield Man Struck And Killed On I-55

Ryan Knudsen, 22, of Plainfield, was struck while walking on the shoulder of I-55, just north of Route 30, around 5:22 a.m., according to Illinois State Police Joliet District 5.

10/14/2012

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Hacker Gets Email Addresses Of Plainfield School Job Applicants

Plainfield School District 202 says a third-party website it uses to process job applications was hacked by someone who sent an obscene email to thousands of current and former job-seekers.

10/13/2012

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Plainfield Police Chief Withdraws Idea To Store Guns At High Schools

Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek has withdrawn his request to be allowed to install locked gun safes in three of District 202’s four high schools and its alternative school, Plainfield Academy.

09/06/2012

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Plainfield Man Faces Double Murder, Assault Charges In Door County

Prosecutors in Door County, Wisc., say they’re preparing homicide charges against a Plainfield man after a pregnant woman was murdered over the weekend.

08/22/2012

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Plainfield Officials To Weigh Proposal For Gun Safes In Schools

A proposal involving schools and guns is up for a vote in suburban Plainfield – and it actually involves bringing more guns to schools.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

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