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Winter event features sounds of Bourbonnais students

The Village of Bourbonnais presents the first annual “Rockin’ Around the Tree Lighting” featuring sounds of the season by Bourbonnais students. Thursday, December 2nd at 6 p.m., the public is invited to attend the festive outdoor event held at 131 S. Main St. (the corner of Main St. NW/Route 102 and S. Main St./Route 45/52). Warm up with local vendors, Connect Roasters and LoveALatte, serving seasonal favorites available for purchase: hot chocolate, coffee and cider. Attendees can additionally enjoy a special sweet treat from Dairy Queen with $1 small cones at the 121 S. Main St. location from 5 to 10 p.m.

Second annual event welcomes all ages

Bourbonnais, IL - The Village of Bourbonnais presents the second 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 during business hours at the Village of Bourbonnais Administration Building at 600 Main Street NW. Categories include ages 6 and under, ages 7 to 10, all ages or family, and special needs. Entries must be received by Monday, November 29th at 4:30 p.m.

Second annual event shines for the season  

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais presents the second annual “Holiday Homes & Holly Jolly Lighting Contest.” 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 3rd through the 25th. New this year is the option to choose participation in the contest. Village residents will have a chance to win in Traditional and People’s Choice categories.  The “Holiday Homes & Holly Jolly Lighting Contest” is open to Village of Bourbonnais residents and free to participate. Registration is now open through Monday, November 29th at 4:30 pm.

Community welcomed at outdoor event

Bourbonnais, IL – The United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties invite the public to attend its Community Equity Mural unveiling on Tuesday, October 26th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mi Casa Mexican Cuisine 481 S. Main St. in Bourbonnais. Sponsored by OAK Orthopedics, the community event will be held outdoors at the mural location and include opportunities to meet the winning artist, Allison Freytes, take photos with the interactive mural, participate in an open mic session and enjoy a $2 taco special.

CDC confirms Halloween safety

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais announces trick-or-treating hours will take place on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Bourbonnais. Village officials’ decision comes following recent direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and reviewing residential input from 2020.

Online survey for Streetscape Improvement Plan now live!

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais welcomes community participation in the Northern Gateway Streetscape Improvement Plan. The Plan includes areas along Bourbonnais Parkway, North Convent Street and West Burns Road. The goals of the improvement plan are to create a cohesive design reflecting the positive attributes of the village, increase pedestrian connectivity and stimulate economic development. The online survey is now available via the village’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Streetscape Improvement Plan Progresses

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais welcomes community participation in the Northern Gateway Streetscape Public Workshop. The Northern Gateway Streetscape Plan includes areas along Bourbonnais Parkway, North Convent Street and West Burns Road. The goals of the improvement plan are to create a cohesive design reflecting the positive attributes of the village, increase pedestrian connectivity and stimulate economic development. Join Village of Bourbonnais officials for a public workshop September 1st between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room downstairs at the Bourbonnais Municipal Center 700 Main Street NW.

Free community event welcomes all ages

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais’ first Food Truck Fest rolls into town Saturday, August 21st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Goselin Park located on the Bourbonnais Municipal Center grounds at 700 Main Street NW. The family-friendly event is free to the public thanks to the following sponsors:

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.