A new business opened in Plainfield and WJOL was part of the action on Friday, September 6th. Slim Chickens restaurant’s mission is to “bring a dose of that southern hospitality to a fast, casual setting—serving fresh handmade food to the communities we serve.” The restaurant began in Arkansas and is expanding their footprint.

Slim Chickens – Plainfield

Plainfield Mayor Michael Collins welcomes Slim Chickens to the community and updated progress on the big box store coming to Route 30 and I-55.  Customers will have access to the Costco store from Route 30 and Renwick Road. Outlots will be available.

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Mayor Collins says they’re working on getting Plainfield’s first hotel. As for a full interchange off of I-55, Mayor Collins says likely not in his lifetime, but they are working with the State and neighboring communities of Bolingbrook and Romeoville with the idea of a full interchange at Route 126 and Lockport Road.