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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.


ComEd Road Closure


*UPDATE - May 25th*


Effective immediately, Bethel Road is now re-opened. Thank-you for your patience during the ComEd project!


Effective Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, Bethel Road will be closed from North Convent (US 45/52) to Career Center Road to coincide with ComEd's scheduled shut down of the high voltage transmission line on the north side of Bethel Road. 


This portion of Bethel Road will be closed until the ComEd work is completed.


Bethel Road can be accessed from the west by using Career Center Road and accessed to the east from North Convent (US 45/52).


We appreciate your patience and will provide updates as they become available. 




Bourbonnais Interceptor Project


*UPDATE - May 21st*


Effective Monday, May 21st, 2018, Burns Road is now re-opened. We thank-you for your patience during this phase of construction and apologize for any inconvenience.


Further notifications will be made for future road closures as they become available. 





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."

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Armour Road Overpass Repairs Begin April 2nd


The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin repairing the railroad overpass at Armour Road in Bourbonnais beginning Monday, April 2nd, 2018. Construction is slated for 25 working days but can stretch anywhere from six weeks to two months in entirety.


The structure improvements will consist of expansion joint replacement, structural steel repair and structural steel replacement. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times during the project; however, motorists are advised to expect delays.


“Safety is our priority,” stated Mayor Schore. “We want everyone to be conscious of the construction within this high-traffic roadway and use caution.”





Cop on a Rooftop



On Friday, May 18th, 2018, the Bourbonnais Police Department stood on the rooftop at Dunkin' Donuts in Bourbonnais for the annual Cop on a Rooftop event to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois.  


Donations made between 5am - 2pm totaled over $9,000! Way to go! Thank-you to all who came out and donated!


To learn more about Special Olympics Illinois, visit: https://www.soill.org/


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Shabbona Family Reading Night


On Tuesday, May 15th, the Village of Bourbonnais and the Bourbonnais Township Park District co-sponsored Reading is in Bloom - a family reading night event. The program promoted child literacy and invited Shabbona Elementary School students and their families to participate. Each student received a free book by international author and Orland Park resident, Nancy Gee, who read the latest in her Secret Series books: The Secret Room.


“This was a great opportunity for the Village to support our local school district and collaborate with the Bourbonnais Township Park District,” Mayor Schore confirmed. “It’s important to encourage children to develop good reading habits at a young age.”


“The Bourbonnais Township Park District is thrilled to be a part of promoting children’s literacy as reading is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be,” Executive Director Hollice Clark added.


To learn more about the event, visit www.besd53.org




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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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