Bourbonnais Township, Kankakee County, Illinois

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Bourbonnais Township
Location in Kankakee County
Location in Kankakee County
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°10′29″N 87°51′37″W / 41.17472°N 87.86028°W / 41.17472; -87.86028Coordinates: 41°10′29″N 87°51′37″W / 41.17472°N 87.86028°W / 41.17472; -87.86028
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Established May 9, 1853
 • Supervisor Lonnie Kolwelter
 • Total 42.61 sq mi (110.4 km2)
 • Land 42.25 sq mi (109.4 km2)
 • Water 0.37 sq mi (1.0 km2)  0.87%
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 39,330
 • Density 950.1/sq mi (366.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60901, 60914, 60915, 60950
FIPS code 17-091-07484

Bourbonnais Township (pronounced /bʊərbˈn/ or /bɜːrˈbnɪs/[2]) is one of seventeen townships in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 40,137 and it contained 15,153 housing units.[3]

Bourbonnais is the home of Olivet Nazarene University, a private liberal arts Christian college affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. Bourbonnais and Olivet Nazarene University are also the summer home of the Chicago Bears, who hold their summer training camp at Olivet.


Bourbonnais Township was formerly a township of Will County until Kankakee County was created in 1853.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 42.61 square miles (110.4 km2), of which 42.25 square miles (109.4 km2) (or 99.16%) is land and 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2) (or 0.87%) is water.[3]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these three cemeteries: Maternity BVM, Smith, and All Saints'.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Karlock Airport



Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 39,330 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


The township is governed by an elected Town Board of a Supervisor and four Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, Highway Commissioner and Supervisor. The Township Office is located at 1350 Armour Road, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914.

Political districts[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Bradley Elementary School District 61
  • Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53
  • Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District 307
  • Kankakee School District 111
  • Manteno Community Unit School District 5
  • Momence Community Unit School District 1


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