Sustainability Efforts

LED street lights on interstate at nightThe Village of Bourbonnais partnered with ComEd to participate in the Municipal Street Light Energy Efficiency Program.

This involves the upgrading of all street lights to energy-efficient LED technology to decrease energy consumption and costs, as well as decrease light trespass and pollution in the Village.

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nucor tox drop - hazardous materials being dropped off and disposed of properlyOn May 27th, the Village of Bourbonnais, Riverside Healthcare and Nucor Steel sponsored the first community Tox Drop, where citizens could responsibly dispose of hazardous waste. In just over two hours, over 20 tons of material was recycled.

board docs, the paperless governance solution logoThe Village of Bourbonnais proudly utilizes BoardDocs - a paperless governance solution. This software enables the Board of Trustees to facilitate an entirely paperless decision-making process at all Village Board and Committee Meetings.

Police Chief Jim Phelps, Mayor Paul Schore, and five bradley-bourbonnais community high school students in park field where trees were plantedEmily and Andrew Phelps, children of Bourbonnais Police Chief Jim Phelps, received a $500 grant from the Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School Foundation and hauled in donations of cash, mulch and trees from businesses both near and far - from local to businesses as Tennessee and Michigan.

With the help of five BBCHS students and five parents, they planted 112 trees of various types at Bonaire Park, Granger Park, Meadowbrook Park, Meadows Park and Thirteen Acres Park.

Additionally, the Village of Bourbonnais Public Works Department planted 56 Arborvitae Trees at Riverfront Park.

electronic waste/recyclables in garbage canThe Village of Bourbonnais has partnered with Kankakee County and Belson Steel Center Scrap, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, KRMA, the City of Kankakee, and the Villages of Aroma Park, Bradley, Hopkins Park, Grant Park, Manteno, St. Anne, and Sun River Terrace to offer free e-waste recycling to our residents. All county residents residing outside of any municipal corporate limits or those within the above list of municipalities qualify for FREE approved e-waste disposal.


mom and son riding on tandem bike with tree landscape in backgroundThe Village of Bourbonnais has applied for a grant from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) to build a 2.5 mile bike trail, stretching from Bethel Drive to Diamond Point Park. The Village will look to implement it in the future, as it would increase the number of bicycle users in the area, which would as a result reduce dependence on fossil fuel-burning automobiles.