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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.





Bourbonnais Friendship Festival


Friendship Festival

Job Opening - Assistant Public Works Director

2017 Assistant Public Works Director 003


Complete resumes must be received by 5:00 P.M. on June 30, 2017, or until filled.  A full job description can be found at http://www.villageofbourbonnais.com/government/job-openings


Sidewalk Program Application

50/50 Sidewalk Program

The Village of Bourbonnais’ 50/50 Sidewalk Program offers owners of residential properties with an opportunity to replace defective sidewalks for up to half of the total cost of replacement.  After receiving the completed application from the property owner, Public Works will inspect the sidewalk to determine if it qualifies for the 50/50 program.  If the sidewalk is determined to be eligible for replacement, a proposal for the repair will be issued to the property owner.  If the sidewalk is determined to not be defective, it will not qualify for the program.

This program is on a first come first serve basis until the annual funding runs out.

Who and What are eligible?

Participation is open to the owners of residential properties, including duplex and multi-family unit owners.  Priority will be given to applicants of single family property. Eligible sidewalks are those in the public right-of-way.  Private sidewalks, driveways or curb repair are NOT eligible.  Any work performed by an independent contractor will not be eligible for reimbursement. 

What is the cost of replacement?

Sidewalks vary in width and length, material prices change annually and the preparation of each site is different at each location.  The best estimate will be done during an on-site visit once the annual material and labor costs are known.

The 50/50 Sidewalk Program Process

1) The property owner completes the application between May 1st and July 1st and submits it to:


Village of Bourbonnais

Public Works Department

255 Mooney Dr, Bourbonnais, IL 60914



2) The Village’s Public Works Department will inspect the sidewalks and determine if the project is eligible for the program.  The Department will notify the property owner of its determination and approximate cost.

3) The property owner decides whether to proceed.  Sidewalk replacement will not be scheduled until payment is received.  Payment options are by cash, check or credit card.4) The project will be coordinated and performed by Village of Bourbonnais or a village appointed representative.

Please download and complete the 50/50 Sidewalk Program Application here.

Sewer and Garbage Rate Increase



Village Proposes Sewer and Garbage Rate Increase

First Increase since 2014


At its June 5 meeting, the Village Board heard first reading on increases of its sewer and garbage services.  The rate adjustments are necessary to keep up with costs.  The last increase for either sewer or garbage service was in 2014.  The Village Board will take the matter up for final approval at its June 19 meeting.  The rate increase is expected to be effective on the July billing statement.


As proposed, the sewer rate adjustment will go from $34.25 to $37.25. “The sewer rate increase is related to the capital improvements at the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) treatment plant as well as the escalated costs to process the waste,” Mayor Schore explained, “The rate increase for the sewer is directly attributable to the added cost associated with the $50 million reconstruction of the KRMA plant being paid by the Villages of Bourbonnais Bradley and Aroma Park, and the City of Kankakee.” 


The refuse rate will go from $19.25 to $22.25.  “The Village has absorbed the last two years of rate increases from Republic Services and the Board feels it is time to adjust refuge rates to the current cost,” states Mayor Schore. 


If approved, Village residents’ July bill will be $59.50.  A complete list of rate increases for Village sewer customers:



Minimum Charge

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Multi-family (per unit)





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Any classification using ≥500,000 gal/month

Minimum charge shall be negotiated with the village

Minimum charge shall be negotiated with the village


The Village’s mission is to provide quality service in an environmentally safe manner at a reasonable rate. 

Click here for more information on Sewer services.


Bourbonnais Interceptor Project


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."



Prescription Drop Box


The Bourbonnais Police Department would like to remind our residents of the prescription drop box that is in the lobby of the Bourbonnais Police Station, located at 700 Main Street NW.  Lobby hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.  The drop-off provides a secure location for people to deposit unused prescription medication, and is part of a larger effort by the Indiana Attorney General’s office to combat the misuse of prescription drugs.


“Our goal is to keep Bourbonnais residents safe from danger,” says Chief of Police Jim Phelps.  “Sometimes dangerous situations don’t arise from robberies or shootings.  Sometimes that danger can come from everyday sources, such as the misuse or abuse of prescription medication.”


According to the attorney general’s office, every 25 minutes someone dies from a prescription drug overdose, and 1 in 20 people have used prescription pain killers for non-medical reasons in the United States.  Unused medication and the general misuse of medication beyond its original purpose invites crime.  By setting a good example of proper use and disposal, we keep our children and communities safe.




WaterSmart Alerts


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Grab your 16-digit Aqua account number,  zip code, and the last name/company name  as it appears on your bill, and:


Sign up online Or call 877.987.2782 and speak to one of their customer service representatives!


Safety and quality are our top priorities and govern every decision we make. Continuous system investments are designed to improve quality, ensure reliability and prevent service interruptions. But sometimes the unexpected happens. Sign up for WaterSmart Alerts, an automated customer notification program designed for quick, reliable communication about your water quality and service in case of a disruption.


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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.


Village Hall

600 Main St. NW #1
Bourbonnais, IL 60914



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