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Pilot program to commence

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society are seeking volunteers to portray educators for the 1837 Bourbonnais Grove Log Schoolhouse. Recently recognized as the second historic landmark located in Bourbonnais (the first being the George R. Letourneau Home and Museum), the reconstructed structure operated as a one-room school at 493 S.Main St., from 1837 to 1848, before becoming home to various French-Canadian families until2010. The Log Schoolhouse Advisory Committee would like to bring visitors back in time with anauthentic experience of what a school day may have looked like during this era.

Republic Services to implement annual increase

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais announces Republic Services, the village’s waste hauler, will be implementing their annual increase effective Oct. 1, 2023. The current rate for a single-family household in the village is $26.74 per month for residential trash, recycling and yard waste services. The price adjustment includes $1.07 increase per month totaling $27.81 per month. This amount will be reflected in residents’ next quarterly billing statement issued in September 2023. Since September 2020, the monthly rate has increased a total of $1.71. As a courtesy, Republic Services will be providing a notification letter to each household.

Position available for lateral entry officer

Bourbonnais, IL — Effective immediately, the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners for the Village of Bourbonnais is accepting applications for the position of Lateral Entry Officer for the Bourbonnais Police Department. The 29-member department is led by Chief Jim Phelps, Deputy Chief, Dave Anderson, and Patrol Commander, Brent Barrie.

Public-Private Partnership Including NFL Alumni and National Child Identification Program provides parents prevention tools should their child ever go missing.

Bourbonnais, IL – The Bourbonnais Police Department announced that it is working with various partners including NFL Alumni and the National Child ID Program to provide approx. 1500 kits to families within its jurisdiction.

New role added to Boudreau's many titles

Bourbonnais, IL - Monday, July 24, 2023, Bourbonnais Police Chief, Jim Phelps, promoted Patrolman Jonathan Boudreau, at the bi-monthly Village of Bourbonnais Board Meeting. Boudreau took the oath of office in a room full of supporters while being sworn into the rank of sergeant.  

Notice for temporary road closures

Bourbonnais, IL – The Bourbonnais Friendship Festival returns for its 48th year Wednesday, June 21, through Sunday, June 25, at Goselin Park surrounding the Municipal Center 700 Main St. NW. In preparation for the five-day festival, the following will undergo temporary closures:

Bourbonnais Police pass the torch June 7

Bourbonnais, IL – The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois will make its way through Kankakee County on Wednesday, June 7. Police officers throughout the county will be participating in the intrastate relay. Bourbonnais Police will be passed the Flame of Hope and begin their role as “Guardians of the Flame” beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m. from 9000N Road in Manteno and heading southbound on N. Convent St. (Route 45/52).

Bourbonnais, IL - Our Public Works team has been working diligently to limit mosquitos in our area. While they have been treating standing water over the past several weeks, our Public Works trucks will start their seasonal 'fogging' soon. Public Works Director, Terry Memenga, would like to inform our residents about the process of mosquito fogging in our area. 

Free admission for all

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to present its June schedule of events. Amid Community Campus construction on the Municipal Center grounds, the village will continue its outdoor events on location. The lineup includes favorites such as Yoga in the Park, Movies in the Park and the unofficial kick off to summer with the 48th Bourbonnais Friendship Festival. All events are free admission.

Open house events planted around Earth Day

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to announce a new community garden being planted at Jordan Park located at 59 Jordan Drive.

Residents of all ages are invited to attend two open house informational events on Monday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or Wednesday, May 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both events will take place in the Community Room within the Municipal Center at 700 Main Street NW. Registration is not required.