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Bourbonnais officer doubles the celebration

Bourbonnais, IL — Monday, November 21, Bourbonnais Police Chief, Jim Phelps, promoted Patrolman David Herberger, Jr., at the bi-monthly Village of Bourbonnais Board Meeting. Herberger took the oath of office in a room full of supporters, including his former canine partner, while being sworn into the rank of sergeant.  

Third annual event welcomes all ages

 Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais presents the third annual Very Merry Coloring Contest sponsored by Aqua Illinois and Milner Media. This free activity is open to village residents and provides a festive experience for all ages. The custom Bourbonnais coloring page can be downloaded and printed here. Copies are also available at the Administration Office during business hours at 600 Main Street NW.

Bourbonnais Police & Village now accepting donations

Bourbonnais, IL — The 31st annual Kankakee County Shop with a Cop event returns Sunday, December 11, 2022. The program, hosted by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Bourbonnais Police Department and local law enforcement agencies, benefits underprivileged children in Kankakee County. The Bourbonnais Police Department at 700 Main St. NW and Village of Bourbonnais at 600 Main St. NW are accepting financial donations through Friday, December 9. Cash, coins and checks, made payable to Bourbonnais FOP Lodge #64, are all accepted.

2nd annual event features sounds of Bourbonnais students

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais presents the second annual Rockin’ Around the Tree Lighting featuring sounds of the season by Bourbonnais students. Thursday, December 1 at 6 p.m., the public is invited to attend the festive outdoor event held at 131 S. Main St.

Registration open for the 3rd annual event

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais presents the third annual Holiday Homes & Holly Jolly Lighting Contest sponsored by Brandon Casey's Comfort Crew and Flight 102 Wine Bar. The community event encourages outdoor festive lighting and decorations during the holiday season. An online map of all entry addresses will be available for public viewing December 4 through the 25. Returning this year is the option to choose participation solely as a Holiday Home on the tour or be additionally included in the Holly Jolly Lighting Contest.

10-year rebate program confirmed

Bourbonnais, IL – The Bourbonnais Board of Trustees approved a resolution, Monday, October 17, at the bi-monthly board meeting stating the intent of the village board concerning use of proposed increased sales tax for property tax relief, as stated on the November 8 general election ballot.

Working together to prevent crime

Bourbonnais, IL – Bourbonnais Police invite village residents and businesses to attend Community Townhall Meetings on Wednesday, October 19, and Wednesday, October 26. The meetings are part of new safety initiatives spearheaded by Patrol Commander, Brent Barrie.

The goal of the townhall meetings is to bring Bourbonnais residents together to discuss interest in forming neighborhood watch groups, review different ways to heighten awareness, increase residential communications, address potential concerns and help prevent crime, together.

Annual informational event welcomes all

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais invites residents and businesses to attend a Community Open House on Tuesday, October 11, 5:30-7:00 p.m. The event will take place in the newly renovated Community Room within the Bourbonnais Municipal Center at 700 Main St. NW. All are welcome to attend and meet with elected officials, village management and staff in a casual environment.

1% Sales Tax Proposed for Property Tax Relief

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 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.