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Mayor's Corner


mayor100x150The people of Bourbonnais join me in welcoming you to the Village of Bourbonnais' official website. Bourbonnais is a vibrant, friendly community known as "The Village of Friendship" to more than 18,631 residents of many cultures and faiths. You will discover the Village of Bourbonnais is a great place to work, play and raise a family. I hope that the Village's website will provide you with valuable information about Bourbonnais and our surrounding area.


Community Open House

Mayor Paul Schore and the Village Board are pleased to announce our Community Open House scheduled on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Village of Bourbonnais Community Room.  Residents and local business owners are invited and encouraged to attend.  A welcome, and brief comments, by Mayor Paul Schore will start at 6:35 p.m.


Participants can visit a number of information stations that will provide an opportunity to talk with Village officials to learn about the services offer by the Village including Building Permits, Code Enforcement, Landlord Registration, Village Parks, Sidewalk Program, Street Maintenance, Snow Removal, Vacation Watch, Community and Business Growth, and Financial and budget planning.  Numerous Programs, information, and statistics about the Village of Bourbonnais will also be presented.


Mayor Paul Schore noted “I am excited about our Community Open House.  It provides a unique opportunity for our community to interact with Village Departments.  I am very encouraged by the feedback that we are already receiving about this event.”


For further information about this event, please contact Laurie Wimberly, Assistant Administrator at    815-937-3570.


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Trick or Treat Hours


Trick or Treat hours for the Village of Bourbonnais will be on October 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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Bourbonnais Zoning Ordinance Update Open House


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What: Bourbonnais Zoning Ordinance Update Open House


When: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 --- Any time between 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Where: Municipal Center Board Room -- 700 Main Street NW, Bourbonnais


Why: Zoning affects everyone because it spells out the regulations of how Bourbonnais controls new development and all use of properties. Zoning defines how our community will look in the future.


Please come to share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas for the future of downtown, the new interchange area, our neighborhoods, and our business areas. The zoning update process works best when everyone in the community participates. The consultants working with the Village will be at the open house to hear directly from you on this important Village project.


Learn more about the zoning update and take the Visual Preference and Community Engagement Survey at the project website: https://bourbonnaiszoning.com/




Why Update the Zoning Ordinance?


Over time ordinances become out of date with new technologies, new zoning practices, and growing community concerns. An out-of-date zoning ordinance is difficult to enforce effectively and even harder to interpret for those using it. Therefore, the Village of Bourbonnais, along with Teska Associates Inc. and Ancel Glink, are updating the Village’s Zoning Ordinance to create a sound set of regulations. This update will evaluate the code’s effectiveness and make needed changes within the zoning ordinance to address the Village’s needs.


What Is a Zoning Ordinance?


Zoning is the grouping of land and uses into different areas, or zones, keeping compatible uses together and incompatible uses apart. A municipality then assigns regulations about what can be built in each of those zones, these regulations make up the zoning ordinance.


How Does Zoning Impact Me?



  • Controls how property can be used.
  • Determines where businesses can be located.
  • Regulates building heights, sizes and distances from property lines, etc.
  • Regulates signs and landscaping.
  • Determines the size and shape of new development and where it can be located.


How Long Will the Zoning Ordinance Update Take?

We anticipate that the Zoning Ordinance Update process will run through early 2018.


Who Can Participate in the Process?


Everyone! We invite any community member or interested party to participate in the future growth of Bourbonnais.


How Can I Get Involved?


Start by taking the Visual Preference and Community Engagement Survey. Check back with this website periodically to see drafts of the new zoning ordinance and reports on what the changes mean. If you have comments, feel free to share them here on the website, or contact Vicki McClintock-Senesac, Building Commissioner, Village of Bourbonnais at 815-937-3575 (senesacv@villageofbourbonnais.com) or consultant team member Michael Blue FAICP, Principal, Teska Associates, Inc. at 847.869.2015 (MBlue@teskaassociates.com) for further information.



Bourbonnais Interceptor Project


 *UPDATE - September 25*


Beginning the week of September 25, 2017, there will be limited access to Brown Boulevard, from Illinois Route 102 to Latham Drive, for approximately two to three weeks as work progresses on the Village of Bourbonnais interceptor project.


There will be full access at all times to all the businesses along Brown Boulevard.


Updates will be made on the progress of the excavation.



Bourbonnais will begin the $10 Million sewer project.  The Village of Bourbonnais will begin construction of the most expensive project in village history, as it prepares for the new Interstate 57 interchange and a 1,200-acre business and industrial park at Bourbonnais Parkway.

The board unanimously accepted a $10.1 million contract with Kankakee Valley Construction Company Inc. to complete the first phase of a six-mile sewer system. Kankakee Valley Construction will complete the first 4 miles, which will run from the Perry Farm area through town to St. George Road.

Construction begins this summer (June) with the project expected to be completed by next year. The second phase of the project, which village officials believe will cost about $1.5 million, will connect to the interceptor at St. George Road and run to Bourbonnais Parkway.

"We are looking at the new interchange being complete by summer of 2018," Mayor Paul Schore said. "We want to things in place and utilities ready to go for future businesses and industries to come in."




Online Bill Pay


Did you know the Village of Bourbonnais has an online bill pay feature? Follow this link to easily and efficiently stay current on your sewer/garbage bill.


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Business Directory


Bourbonnais business owners: Get the word out about what your business has to offer by adding it to the Village website's Business Directory! Use this form to submit your business to the directory, and join the dozens of business owners already taking advantage of this free feature.





Local Restaurants


Hungry? Click the picture to take a look at some of the varied and delicious dining options found in the Village of Bourbonnais.


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AQUA Rate Increase


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New River Valley Metro Map


Effective July 1st, River Valley Metro has changed/expanded its routes. Included in this expansion is the return of Sunday and holiday service, and the addition of shuttles to and from the University Park Metra Station and Midway Airport. Below is a full map of all routes included in the update.


For times for specific routes, click here.


For University Park shuttle routes, click here.


For Midway Airport shuttle routes, click here.


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Sustainability Efforts


Click on the image to read about past sustainablility efforts of the Village of Bourbonnais, and ones going on right now!


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Bourbonnais Parkway Interchange


Click the picture to read about Bourbonnais' newest and most substantial project.





Event and Skate Plaza


Click the picture for more information about the Plaza, and see how it has been used.







Pay Online

Village of Bourbonnais is now accepting online payments. Click on PAY BILL link below to pay your sewer bill.



Our parks offer a myriad of activities from passive to active, including basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic shelters, bike trails and river access.

The Village of Bourbonnais operates under the Council/Administrator form of government. The Village Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village, and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Village. The Administrator is appointed by the President and Board of Trustees and serves as business manager, attends all Board meetings and makes recommendations to the Board. The Village Administrator is responsible for implementing the policies and directives of the Village President and Board of Trustees.

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Bourbonnais, IL 60914



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