Town tour scheduled for drive-by Easter experience

Bourbonnais, IL - As a result of the governor’s executive order in March, the Village of Bourbonnais instated COVID-19 preparedness measures for the health and safety of the community, including the cancellation of events. The Easter Egg Hunt was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. The free community event held at the Children’s Safety Center is an annual Bourbonnais tradition. Determined to still spread some Easter spirit and put smiles on local children’s faces, the Easter bunny and village officials decided to host an ‘Easter Bunny Town Tour’ on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Special Olympics Illinois awards Bourbonnais Police

Bourbonnais, IL — Special Olympics Illinois recently awarded the Bourbonnais Police Department with a gold medal recognition for their ‘Outstanding Financial Support to the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois’. This is the sixth consecutive year Bourbonnais Police have received this honor for raising over $15,000 annually. Bourbonnais Police ranked 33 out of a total 125 departments for raising over $24,000 in 2019 benefiting Special Olympics Illinois athletes.

Reduces risk of COVID-19 for employees

Bourbonnais, IL - The Village of Bourbonnais' waste removal and disposal contractor, Republic Services, has announced temporary modified service as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic. The recent surge in residential waste and unique challenges faced require modified service offerings to keep the community clean and safe.

Village offers online questionnaire

Bourbonnais, IL - The Village of Bourbonnais invited the public to a Community Open House on Thursday, March 5, 2020 as a part of their engagement outreach for the Community Campus Plan. In the fall of 2019, the village announced its plans to create a dynamic and attractive central core for community gatherings around the Municipal Center and surrounding areas. The open house event followed a recent Community Campus Plan online survey in which over 1,100 participants shared input and ideas in response to the village’s engagement efforts to ‘Imagine Bourbonnais’. To provide an additional input opportunity, the village is now offering the open house questionnaire online for those who were unable to attend the recent event.

Bridge replacement project to begin 

Bourbonnais, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) confirmed the Larry Power Road overpass will be closed to traffic beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The bridge located over Interstate-57 will undergo replacement similar to the recent St. George Road overpass project. According to IDOT officials, the overpass replacement is expected to last the entire construction season, with some work carried over into 2021 (weather-permitting). They are hopeful to reopen the new bridge to traffic this calendar year, pending no delays.

Preparedness measures taken to mitigate COVID-19

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Bourbonnais, IL – Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Kankakee County Health Department and ongoing communications with the State of Illinois and Governor JB Pritzker, the Village of Bourbonnais will be taking the following actions effective immediately to mitigate potential community impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus):

Shape the Future of Bourbonnais

Bourbonnais, IL - The 2020 Census invitation has hit the mail and village officials are encouraging resident responses. The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States every ten years. The results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding will be allocated. The critical data provides lawmakers, business owners, teachers and many others use the data to provide daily services, products and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and other resources based on Census data. Help make an impact and shape the future of Bourbonnais.

Free outdoor recreational amenity ready

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 Building at 600 Main Street NW. The recreational space is a collaborative effort between both organizations with contributions from the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival 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 rules are posted and will be enforced.

4th annual community event continues to give back

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District welcomed the sold-out Chocolate Tour on Saturday, February 1, 2020. 350 participants explored Village of Bourbonnais businesses while indulging in sweet treats at each location. Those who visited 36 of the 40 business stops were eligible be entered into a grand prize drawing for a 14k rose gold chocolate quartz necklace, courtesy of Andaul Jewelers. A new runner-up prize included a 55” 4K Smart TV provided by the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival. The Chocolate Tour Committee confirmed 2020 event proceeds reached $10,000. Funds will benefit the 1837 log schoolhouse restoration project in the village as well as provide new programs for children and family-focused events at Perry Farm Park.

Village gives green light for new grocery development

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais confirms a building permit was issued to Aldi Inc. on Friday, February 28, 2020. They are expected to break ground on their new location at 798 Main St. NW (IL Route 102) in Bourbonnais. The national grocery chain has been in communication with the village over the past twelve months on a Bourbonnais location. According to Aldi officials, construction on the 21,606 square foot store is projected to be completed in mid-August 2020, with an additional two weeks to fully stock the store.