Donations welcome for Special Olympics Illinois

Bourbonnais, IL — As a part of their annual fundraising efforts for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Illinois, the Bourbonnais Police Department will be participating in Coffee for Champions Friday, August 20, 2021. From 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., officers will be joined by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police at both Bourbonnais Dunkin’ locations – 112 East Bethel Drive and 5916 North Convent Street (inside Gas N Wash) at Bourbonnais Parkway. The community is invited to stop by and support the initiative which benefits Special Olympics Illinois athletes. All donations receive a free donut coupon.

Community equity welcomed in Bourbonnais

Bourbonnais, IL – The United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties ended its recent 21-week Equity Challenge with the unveiling of the Community Equity Mural Design Contest winner. Allison Freytes, of Kankakee, and her original artwork, “We are Stronger Together” received 64.5 percent of public votes. Runners up included Paul Laue, of Kankakee, and his submission “We All Live Here Together, “and Trenna VanVleck, of Bourbonnais, with “Different People, Same Heart.” 107 community votes were placed via Facebook for the three-day contest.

Free event part of outdoor summer series

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais presents Yoga in the Park Saturday, July 31st from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Goselin Park located behind the Bourbonnais Municipal Center at 700 Main Street NW. The Sunrise Yoga & Summer Vibes session will feature Olive Branch Yoga studio and a slow-geared vinyasa flow recommended for all skill levels ages 13 and older.

Outdoor event July 23rd

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais presents Movie in the Park this Friday, July 23rd at Goselin Park located behind the Bourbonnais Municipal Center at 700 Main Street NW. Trolls World Tour will be the feature film beginning around 8 p.m. or dusk. Attendees are reminded to bring blankets or lawn chairs for viewing. The free outdoor event is sponsored in part by Aqua Illinois, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Chicago Dough, ComEd, Fieldstone Credit Union and Gas N Wash Bourbonnais.

Swearing in at Monday's board meeting

Bourbonnais, IL — Monday, June 21, 2021, Bourbonnais Police Chief, Jim Phelps, will promote both Brent Barrie and Jason Sztuba at the Village of Bourbonnais Board Meeting. The Village Board meets on the first and third Mondays each month at 5:30 p.m. within the Bourbonnais Municipal Center at 700 Main Street NW. The public is welcome to attend.

Notice for temporary event closures

Bourbonnais, IL – The Bourbonnais Friendship Festival will take place on the Bourbonnais Municipal Center grounds Wednesday, June 23 through Sunday, June 27. In preparation for the five-day event, the Event and Skate Plaza is currently closed, and skate equipment will be returned following the festival’s completion.

Design contest welcomes partnership and engagement

Bourbonnais, IL – The United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties will end its 21-week Equity Challenge with the unveiling of a community-led mural. As a result of the current 270-participant challenge, 120 reside in Bourbonnais where the community equity mural will be born - bringing Bourbonnais its first outdoor mural. United Way is pleased to partner with the Village of Bourbonnais on the community engagement project and encourages public participation. Beginning with the launch of the Community Equity Mural Design Contest, artists are invited to submit original artwork for the equity mural through June 11th.

Memorial Day safety program begins

Bourbonnais, IL — Beginning May 14 through Memorial Day weekend, the Bourbonnais Police Department is increasing enforcement to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.”

Bon Appétit Bourbonnais grand prize winners announced

Bourbonnais, IL – February 12th through April 4th, the Village of Bourbonnais invited all to dine local during Bon Appétit Bourbonnais. 323 participants found the new restaurant support and rebate event appetizing. A total of $37,566.91 was spent at 42 Village of Bourbonnais food-based establishments. Each qualifying rebate application was eligible to receive a personalized $10 Visa® Reward Card along with one entry into the grand prize drawing. Winners were announced via Facebook Live on Friday, April 30th with the help of John Keigher and Lisa Ravesloot from the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to the following grand prize winners:

Secret Food Pantry will continue pop-up events

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to provide the Secret Food Pantry with an ongoing location to host its reoccurring mobile pop-up event, and Bourbonnais Township will donate $5,000 to the non-profit. Following a well-attended event in January hosted at Court Street Ford, the Secret Food Pantry’s founder and organizer, MaryLu Kruegr, reached out for additional sites to host future mobile pantry events in Bourbonnais.