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Mayor's Corner

Welcome to Bourbonnais!

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.

Located off Interstate 57, Bourbonnais is 60 miles south of the Chicago Loop and 80 miles north of Champaign. US Route 45/52 is also a major artery through the Village. Due to our convenient location, Bourbonnais is close to a variety of restaurants and shopping centers.  Housing is available in all price ranges for residents as well as a retirement community for senior citizens. Bourbonnais' schools are excellent and ably serve the Village's children's educational needs.

Bourbonnais is "business friendly". We see the addition of commercial and industrial developers as partners to the growth of our area. Residents and visitors to the area can enjoy many recreational opportunities at the nearby Kankakee River State Park as well as at many of the numerous community parks, youth sports programs, festivals and much more. Bourbonnais is honored to serve as the "Summer Home" to the Chicago Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University.

For these reasons and many more, I am proud to call Bourbonnais home. We hope you plan to visit us often.


Mayor Paul Schore