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.


Brian Cooper (Supplied to CBS)

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.



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?


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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.



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.



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.


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Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek has withdrawn his request to be allowed to install locked gun safes in three of District 202’s four high schools and its alternative school, Plainfield Academy.


Brian Cooper (Supplied to CBS)

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.


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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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Masked Assailants Shoot 1 Person, Beat Another In Plainfield Apartment Building

One person was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a shooting and possible burglary inside an apartment building in Plainfield.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

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Corrections Officer Remembered After Hit-And-Run That Took Her Life

Police on Friday morning were questioning a suspect in the deadly hit-and-run crash in which a Cook County corrections officer was killed.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2012

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Family, Two Other Drivers Seriously Injured In Plainfield Accident

Six people—including an infant and a toddler—were seriously injured after an accident Saturday that involved two cars and a motorcycle in Southwest suburban Plainfield.


Two homes on Rolf Road in southwest suburban Plainfield were destroyed by a fire that started at one house, then spread to the neighboring home on June 27, 2012. (Photo courtesy: Samantha Koch-Hennessey)

Fire Destroys Two Homes In Plainfield

A fire erupted at a home in southwest suburban Plainfield on Wednesday, then spread to a neighboring home, destroying both houses.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

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Motorcyclist Killed In I-80 Crash

A Plainfield motorcyclist died in a crash with a sport-utility vehicle Friday afternoon on Interstate 80 near southwest suburban Shorewood.


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Neighbors Mourn 3 Teens Killed In Kendall County Crash

Neighbors paid a tribute Wednesday night to the three teenagers who died when a truck struck their car Monday near Oswego.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

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Man Accused Of Molesting Boy

An 18-year-old man from southwest suburban Plainfield is accused of molesting a 12-year-old boy for more than a year.


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Dog Credited With Helping Family Escape Burning Plainfield Home

A family dog is being credited with helping a family escape a fire in Plainfield overnight.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

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5 Years Later, Lisa Stebic Mystery Remains Unsolved

On April 30, 2007, the Plainfield wife and mother disappeared and was never heard from again. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Family Members Frustrated As Lisa Stebic Case Remains Unsolved

Family members of Lisa Stebic, the Plainfield woman missing since April 2007, say they remain frustrated that the case is still unsolved.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

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Woman Guilty Of Having Sex With 15-Year-Old

A southwest suburban woman has been found guilty of having sex with a Plainfield high school student in 2010.