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The 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.
New Website Coming Soon!!!
The Village of Bourbonnais is participating in the Salvation Army's 2018 Coat Drive. We are currently accepting gently-used or new coats through the month of September at the Administration Building 600 Main St. NW during regular business hours.
All sizes are welcomed (the target sizes are teen and adult). Clean out your closets, and let's help warm the hearts of our community this winter with a goal of 300 coats!
Bike. Share. Repeat. The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to promote a new local outdoor recreational activity: Bike609. The bike share program, powered by Zagster, is a community-wide effort throughout Kankakee County.
Find your local Bike609 station in Downtown Bourbonnais at University Avenue and South Main Street (across from the main campus entrance at Olivet Nazarene University).
How do I ride? We're glad you asked! It's easy, just follow these steps:
Still have questions? Don't worry! Click below to watch the 'How-To' video and you'll be exploring the natural beauty of Bourbonnais in no time!
Visit the 'Mayor Wonka and the Chocolate Tour Factory' scarecrow at the Bourbonnais Township Park District's Scarecrow Hollow 2018 for a chance to win a FREE chocolate tour ticket!
Find out how to enter below! The social media contest ends October 31, 2018. Have a sweet time and good luck!
1. 'Like' the Village of Bourbonnais on Facebook.
2. Take a photo with 'Mayor Wonka and the Chocolate Tour Factory' at the Bourbonnais Township Park District's Scarecrow Hollow 2018.
3. Upload the photo to Facebook using the hashtag #ChocolateTour2019 on or before October 31, 2018.
4. Winner will be randomly drawn on November 1, 2018 and announced via Facebook.
5. Village employees do not qualify.
Trick-or-treating hours for the Village of Bourbonnais will be on October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
*UPDATE - September 24th*
Effective Tuesday, September 25, 2018, West Avenue will be closed from Kim Drive to Kathy Drive. It will be closed for approximatley two to three weeks due to the ongoing sanitary sewer project.
Updates will be made as they become available. We thank-you for you patience and apologize for any inconvenience during this time.
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."
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.
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.
Village of Bourbonnais is now accepting online payments. Click on PAY BILL link below to pay your sewer bill.
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.