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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.


Chocolate Tour - February 3th

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Please join the Village of Bourbonnais and the Bourbonnais Township Park District for this 2nd Scoop of the Chocolate Tour Event!  February 3rd, 2018 has been set aside for “A Chocolate Tour” in our Village of Friendship.  From noon to 5:00 PM, you will travel to up to 35 businesses for chocolate treats and surprises! 


Check in will begin at the Village of Bourbonnais Community Room where you will be given your treat bag, “passport” and a map to locate all your chocolate treasures.  Ticketed guests will bop from business to business, collecting treats all along the way!  Each ticketed guest collects one treat at each participating stop.  You may find bonbons, cupcakes, lollipops, chocolate nail polish, and who knows what other surprises! 


A limited quantity of tickets are available, purchase yours today!  Participants that have their passports checked off will be entered in a grand prize raffle. 


All proceeds will go toward the Skate Plaza in Bourbonnais.


Tickets for the Chocolate Tour are officially on sale. Go to http://btpd.org/chocolate_tour.php to purchase your tickets, today!!


Purchase Tickets 


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 Servin’ up a 2nd scoop of the Chocolate Tour!

You’re invited to join the Village of Bourbonnais and the Bourbonnais Township Park District for another year of this hugely popular event!  February 3, 2018 has been set aside for the Second Annual “A Chocolate Tour” in our Village of Friendship.  


Bourbonnais is once again the destination for residents and guests to explore our quaint village and fine businesses.  We believe you will want to join us to host a “Stop” on the Tour ~ or ~ participate as an event sponsor.


The Tour will be structured as it was last year with folks visiting a variety of businesses where they will experience chocolate treats and surprises, all while learning more about you and the products and services you provide. 


Why tasty chocolate concoctions?  Well, Valentine’s Day of course!  This will be a great opportunity to welcome the Valentine’s Day Season while showcasing our business community which is oh, so special to the Village of Bourbonnais.


The goal for this event is to turn 35 local businesses into Chocolate Tour Stops to be visited by your current and potentially new customers between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m.  We encourage neighboring businesses to work together to create a stop.


Click Here for Chocolate Tour 2018 Sponsor information


Bourbonnais Interceptor Project


 *UPDATE - October 25*


Effective October 25, 2017, due to the Sanitary Sewer Project - Brown Blvd from Latham Dr. to Main Street NW (IL Route 102) will be closed to all southbound traffic for a period of approximately 3-4 weeks.


All traffic will have to access the businesses from North Main St. and exit north to Latham Dr.


We are sorry for the inconvenience during this time; your patience is appreciated.



 Effective Monday, October 30, 2017, Gettysburg Drive will be closed north of Latham Drive at the intersection. This construction will be for a period of approximately three to four weeks.


Updates will be made on the progress of the excavation. We are sorry for the inconvenience during this time. Your patience is greatly appreciated.





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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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.






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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Village Hall

600 Main St. NW #1
Bourbonnais, IL 60914



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