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Non-Home Rule Sales Tax Referendum

Bourbonnais, IL - Village of Bourbonnais trustees adopted an ordinance to place a referendum on the November election ballot for Bourbonnais residents to decide if they should add a 1 percent to its sales tax at Monday's board meeting.

2nd year welcomed more food, more music, more hours, more family-fun

Bourbonnais, IL - The Bourbonnais Food Truck Fest, presented by Brandon Casey's Comfort Crew, trucked into town Saturday, August 27th, for the second annual event. In tow were a total of 15 food trucks, six hours of live music and a free kid zone. The end-of-summer community celebration was extended from 3pm to 9pm and free admission enticed thousands who came hungry and left happy. 

Notice for temporary event closures

Bourbonnais, IL – The Bourbonnais Friendship Festival returns for its 47th year Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26, at Goselin Park on the Bourbonnais Municipal Center grounds 700 Main St. NW. In preparation for the five-day festival, the following will undergo temporary closures:

Bourbonnais Police pass the torch June 15

Bourbonnais, IL – The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois will make its way through Kankakee County on Wednesday, June 15. 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” – this year’s theme of the run – starting around 1:00 p.m. from 9000N Road in Manteno and heading southbound on N. Convent St. (Route 45) in Bourbonnais.

Free admission for the community

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais released its “Sizzlin’ Summer 2022” June schedule of events. The lineup includes community favorites such as Yoga in the Park, Movies in the Park and the unofficial kick off to summer with the 47th year of the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival. All events are free for the public and registration is not required.

Sztuba completes School of Police Staff & Command

Bourbonnais, IL — The Bourbonnais Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Jason Sztuba from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Sergeant Sztuba successfully completed the ten-week, 400-hour Police Staff and Command program January 3 - May 6, 2022. He graduated in SPSC Class #514 which included a total of 33 students.

Earth Day event April 22 - May 20

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais announces its first Community Cleanup Contest. Sponsored by Tholens’ Landscape & Garden Center and Aqua Illinois, the Earth Day-related event encourages residents of all ages to participate in or plan a cleanup project or activity within the Village of Bourbonnais.

Projects or activities may take place beginning on Earth Day, April 22, through May 20, 2022. Email entries may be submitted to Lindy Casey, Marketing & Public Engagement Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. through May 20 at 4:30 p.m. One winner will receive a small tree, a $100 Visa gift card and a free meal at a Village of Bourbonnais business.

Free outdoor recreational amenity available

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District announce the seasonal skate equipment has returned to the outdoor park located behind the Village of Bourbonnais Administration Office at 600 Main Street NW. The recreational space is a collaborative effort between both organizations and provides a safe location for the community to skate. Park hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or dusk, whichever comes first. Safety guidelines are posted and will be enforced.

Joint egg hunt returns to Bourbonnais

Bourbonnais, IL – Saturday, April 9, 2022, the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District will spring ahead with the return of a joint egg hunt at 10 a.m. Both organizations will partner to host an Easter Eggstravaganza along the trails of Perry Farm Park at 459 North Kennedy Drive in Bourbonnais. The free event for the public is open to ages ten and under. Participants are reminded to bring a basket or bag for the egg hunt. Five starting points will be included for trail access with entrances at Coyne Street, Bisaillon Avenue, Cavalier de LaSalle Park and the Exploration Station in Bourbonnais as well as Valley Avenue in Bradley.

Images on display in the Bourbonnais Municipal Center

Bourbonnais, IL – Hundreds gathered for the recent unveiling of the Village of Bourbonnais Community Campus final design, a result of thousands of participants who helped “Imagine Bourbonnais” during a year-long engagement process led by The Lakota Group, an urban planning and landscape architecture consulting firm the village commissioned to lead the project. For those who were unable to attend the Business After Hours event on Thursday, February 24th, the village invites the community to view the designs in-person throughout the month of March during business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Bourbonnais Police Department lobby at 700 Main Street NW. Additionally, all images are available for online viewing at villageofbourbonnais.com.