To read the Plainfield Patch, go to Patch.com, click the three bars on the header to reveal a sidebar and enter one of the three zip codes used to designate Plainfield, Illinois: 60544, 60585 or 60586. Patch content can be read by scrolling down to see the latest posts and clicking on the author's byline to open them to full text. Peruse particular topics by scrolling to the bottom of the screen and choosing from the topics list.
Topics in the Plainfield Patch cover a wide range of material, from health and fitness to local job listings, community news and obituaries. Police and fire reports are posted, as well as available local real estate, news from small businesses and school district news.
Patch is a news source that aims to provide communities with information relative to their area. Patch offices are staffed with experienced editors and individuals who concentrate on selling ad space to local businesses and professionals. Community members are encouraged to post stories, comments and opinions on their town's Patch page in an attempt to both inform and strengthen the community at large. Community calendars are regularly updated, and news is added each day, as well as topics intended to create a dialogue within the community.