Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The 22-month-old girl suffered numerous bites, blood loss in attack Chief John Konopek said was the “most severe I’ve ever seen.”
A 22-month-old girl is in critical condition after being attacked by at least one Rottweiler during a family Easter celebration, Plainfield police said Tuesday. Chief John Konopek said the toddler suffered numerous dog bites throughout her body and significant blood loss in the Easter Sunday attack. “I’ve seen some pictures of her injuries and I can say it’s the most severe dog attack I’ve ever seen in the Village of Plainfield,” Konopek said. Officers were called out to assist an ambulance crew at around 5 p.m. Sunday after the girl reportedly wandered away from an Easter party at her family’s home in the 24000 block of Main Street, police said. Konopek said two Rottweilers were fenced in a nearby backyard but were able to breach the …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Black ice was to blame for accidents up and down Interstate 55 and Interstate 80 and on area roads.
Black ice on interstates and local roads caused spinouts and fender-benders Monday night, but no serious injuries, according to the Illinois State Police. "It started about 5:30 p.m.," District 5 Master Sgt. Jeff Padilla said. "We had a bunch." Black ice is a thin, usually clear sheet of ice that is often invisible to drivers. Because it is invisible, drivers cannot adjust speed or incorporate other driving techniques to stay safe on the road. Monday was the first time this area has had snow or ice in these temperatures. In fact, had the area not seen snow on Monday, it would have tied an all-time state record. The accidents spanned the area, with crashes along Interstate 55, Interstate 80 and Interstate 57 as well as local roads. There …
Friday, November 9, 2012
A 5K walk/run and a dining special are set for Saturday.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
Already, 190 people have registered for a 5K that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 to help raise money for Mike Assaf and his family. Assaf was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. His wife, Anna is a stay-at-home mom and the couple, who lives in Plainfield, has four children. The youngest is less than a month old. "We want to help raise money to alleviate the stress," Jill Nehring, Assaf's co-worker at the high school said. Assaf has been out of work since September. "Anytime somebody is in need, we try to come up with anything we can to help them," Nehring said of the (Minooka Community High School) community. The school community is holding a 5K Run/Walk at Community Park. The event begins at noon, …