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Groundbreaking underway for development


Bourbonnais, IL
- The highly-anticipated initial groundbreakings at the Bourbonnais Parkway I-57 interchange development area have been given the green light. The Village of Bourbonnais issued the first building permit on Thursday, May 16, 2019 to Gas N Wash. The 7,000 square foot facility will be constructed at the southwest corner of Bourbonnais Parkway and Route 45. The second building permit will be issued the week of May 20, 2019 for Courtyards of Cobblestone. The single-family residential development will be located at the southwest corner of Bourbonnais Parkway and Stonebridge Boulevard.

Memorial Tree Dedication Honoring Patrolman Honeycutt

Bourbonnais, IL — For upcoming Law Enforcement Memorial Month in May, Bourbonnais Police planted a tree for dedication to former Patrolman Justin Honeycutt. Patrolman Honeycutt passed away on November 4, 2011, as a result of a car accident on his way to work at the Bourbonnais Police Department. He was 27 years old. The memorial tree dedication in Patrolman Honeycutt’s honor will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Bourbonnais Police Department at 700 Main Street NW. The public is invited to attend.

New Bridge is on the Horizon

Bourbonnais, IL – Beginning April 8, 2019, the St. George Road (5000N Rd) overpass will be closed to all through traffic. Signage has been placed as a reminder to motorists. The joint project with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Kankakee County Highway Department and the Village of Bourbonnais will be replacing the overpass with a new structure that is both motorist AND pedestrian-friendly.

Explore Bourbonnais Right at Your Fingertips

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais officially released their new website at www.villageofbourbonnais.com. The updated platform welcomes online visitors to a more user-friendly experience featuring a modern design and new layout making information more readily accessible. The website continues the village’s recent rebranding and online progression.

Bourbonnais Parkway Sees Light at the End of the Road

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to officially announce the opening of the Bourbonnais Parkway Interstate 57 Interchange on Friday, November 2 nd , 2018. Mayor Schore, along with the Village of Bourbonnais staff, are working closely with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Governor Rauner’s office in coordinating the event.

Program Partnership with ComEd Underway

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais recently announced their enrollment in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. This public sector incentive provides the opportunity to reduce energy consumption and save maintenance costs through building optimization via LED technology. 11 initial upgrade projects will provide an estimated energy cost savings of over $500,000 to the village over the next 20 years.

Virtually Explore the Village

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais launched four new videos in their online series: Economic Development, Real Estate, Education and Quality of Life. The videos promote an overview of the village. Residents, business owners and visitors can experience an online tour of the community of 19,000 residents and growing. The video series can be viewed via the Village of Bourbonnais website at www.villageofbourbonnais.com in addition to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.