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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 with 19,526 residents of many cultures and faiths. You will discover the Village of Bourbonnais is a great place to live, work and play. The village's website will provide you with valuable information about abundant Bourbonnais amenities and the surrounding Kankakee County area resources.

Located off of Interstate 57, Bourbonnais, Illinois, sits 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 boasts 7th in the state of Illinois for the ‘Healthiest Housing Market’ and #34 out of 222 ‘Best Places to Raise a Family’ in Illinois. Additionally, the village is home to nationally-recognized educational institutions with top-ranked programs such as Olivet Nazarene University.

Bourbonnais is business friendly. We see the addition of commercial and industrial developers as partners to the growth of our region including the most recent I-57 Bourbonnais Parkway Interchange. Residents and visitors to the area can enjoy vast recreational opportunities at the nearby Kankakee River State Park, at any of the local parks, community activities and festivals and much more. 

See for yourself why I’m proud to call Bourbonnais my home - take a video tour of our growing community and explore the natural beauty of Bourbonnais. 

Sincerely,

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