A Message from the Mayor
headshot of mayor paul schoreWelcome 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 live, work and play. Recently, Bourbonnais was ranked #34 out of 222 ‘Best Places to Raise a Family’ in Illinois. I hope that the Village's website will provide you with valuable information about Bourbonnais resources and our surrounding area.

Located off of 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 home to a variety of restaurants featuring award-winning cuisine and beverages along with one-of-a-kind retail shopping. Housing is available in all price ranges and is appealing to all ages to meet the diverse, residential demand. Bourbonnais was ranked 7th in the state of Illinois for the ‘Healthiest Housing Market’. Discover the Village’s nationally-recognized educational institutions with award-winning programs.

Bourbonnais is business friendly. We see the addition of commercial and industrial developers as partners to the growth of our area including the most recent I-57 Bourbonnais Parkway Interchange Residents and visitors to the area can enjoy many recreational opportunities at the nearby Kankakee River State Park, at any of the local parks, community activities and festivals and much more. Bourbonnais is honored to serve as the "Summer Home" to the Chicago Bears Training Camp at Olivet Nazarene University since 2001.

See for yourself why I’m proud to call Bourbonnais my home - take a video tour of our growing community and explore Bourbonnais. Then come for a visit!



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