Vera's Community Garden Planting Season May 1 - Nov 1! Applications now available here.


Planting season May 1–Nov 1

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to announce the return of its community garden at Jordan Park. The six-feet-by-four-feet plots are offered to village residents to rent for $10 each and on a first come, first served basis. Applications are now available here and in person at the Administration Office at 600 Main Street NW. Planting season blossoms from May 1 through November 1.

April recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Bourbonnais, IL — Bourbonnais Police announce it is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement efforts across the state in recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Throughout April, motorists can expect increased patrols looking for texting and driving as well as other traffic violations.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this St. Patrick’s Day

Bourbonnais, IL — St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and many Illinoisans will be celebrating with parades and parties featuring green beer and cocktails. To remind motorists of the dangers of drunk driving and to help keep our streets safe, Bourbonnais Police is teaming up with the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation for a stepped-up traffic safety campaign beginning Friday, March 8, through Monday, March 18.

Seventh year yields sweet results 

Bourbonnais, IL – The annual sold-out Chocolate Tour made its way through Bourbonnais, Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For the second consecutive year, the winter event was held at the Bishop McNamara Bourbonnais Site, while construction continues on the village’s Community Campus. Cohosted by the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District, in conjunction with title sponsor Sweet Street, 350 participants explored Bourbonnais businesses while indulging in sweet treats and more at each stop. Those who visited all 40 locations were eligible to win the grand prize, courtesy of Andaul Jewelers, and a runner-up grand prize, courtesy of Bourbonnais Friendship Festival.

Tickets on sale through March 1

Bourbonnais, IL – The St. Patrick’s Day senior dinner returns Wednesday, March 13, 2024. The annual event is sponsored in part by the Villages of Bradley and Bourbonnais, Bourbonnais Township and Bourbonnais Township Park District. The celebration brings together Bourbonnais Township senior citizen residents, ages 55 and older, for an old-fashioned Irish dinner, entertainment and a night of festive fun at Quality Inn & Suites located at 800 North Kinzie Avenue in Bradley.

Donations being accepted for Special Olympics Illinois athletes

Bourbonnais, IL — Bourbonnais Police kick off their 2024 Special Olympics Illinois fundraising efforts with the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. Saturday, March 2, officers will take an icy dip in Lake Manteno at the Manteno Sportsmen’s Club located at 851 N. Main St. starting at 2:00 p.m.

Travel center grand opening in Bourbonnais February 12

Bourbonnais, IL – Monday, February 12, 2024, Village of Bourbonnais officials will welcome Road Ranger Travel Center to their new location off Interstate 57 at exit 318 Bourbonnais Parkway. Road Ranger will be celebrating the grand opening of their 50th store and 24th located in Illinois.

Proclaims February 4 - February 10 as 'Scout Week'

Bourbonnais, IL – At the Village of Bourbonnais Board Meeting held on Monday, February 5, 2024, village officials proclaimed February 4 through February 10 as ‘Scout Week’. As a part of ‘Scout Week’, the Village of Bourbonnais hosted ‘Scout Day’ – an event welcoming Scouts to experience a day in the life of local government.

Riverfront Park online survey now available

Bourbonnais, IL – Wednesday, January 10, 2024, Village of Bourbonnais officials kicked off the New Year hosting a public workshop for residents to provide input on Riverfront Park. The 10.7-acre park is nestled along the Kankakee River at 1200 Canterbury Lane and is one of the village’s largest premier parks. Remaining untouched for the past 20 years, the park is the latest in the Imagine Bourbonnais initiative inviting the community to participate in its future via a Master Planning process.

Final days until annual winter experience 

Bourbonnais, IL – The seventh annual Chocolate Tour returns Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Bishop McNamara Bourbonnais 324 E. Marsile St. The community event is cohosted by the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District, in conjunction with title sponsor Sweet Street. 350 tickets went on sale to the public Wednesday, December 13, 2023, and sold out online in approximately an hour and a half.