Village of Bradley

The Village Hall is located at:
147 S. Michigan, Bradley, IL 60915
815 936 5100

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2022 Construction Season

Paving Locations Map


Concrete Repair Locations Map


The 2 maps attached show various locations receiving either new/updated sidewalks and/or asphalt updates.


There are 3 different contractors completing this work over the next several months.


We will do our very best to update you on when and where they are working.


Follow us on Facebook (Village of Bradley) for daily updates when possible.


You may call our office at 815 933 3715 and leave a message requesting more information.

National Night Out

The 38th annual National Night Out (NNO) and the 15th local event is being hosted by area Law Enforcement Agencies on Tuesday August 2nd, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until dusk, at the Bourbonnais Park District’s Perry Farm.

National Night Out is an Annual Community Building Campaign Promoting Police-Community Partnerships.

Summer Help Wanted

We are looking for some energetic members of the Bradley community who would like to spend the summer working in the Public Works Department, completing various task such as : mowing parks, weed eating, watering plants, painting curbs, concrete laborers, etc.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving history
  • Pass a drug screen
  • Be able to work 4-5 days per week from 07:00am until 3:30pm
  • Be willing to learn a new skill
  • And even get a little dirty if necessary.

Seasonal work begins in May and runs through August.

Wages start at $14/hour.

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Village of Bradley Housing Rehab Program

Download Housing Rehabilitation Grant Application


Grant Program Map


The Village of Bradley is accepting applications for Housing Rehabilitation Projects to fulfill a $550,000 Community Development Block Grant. The grant award provides rehabilitation for 10 or more owner-occupied homes of low-to-moderate household income; not to exceed $50,000 per home. Applicant’s residence must be owner occupied status and reside within the program target area (rental tenants/landlords or commercial/industrial properties are NOT permitted to apply).


Applications will be accepted February 1. 2022 through April 1, 2022
‘Walk-in’ Information Sessions will be held at Village Hall the following dates:

Thursday, February 3rd 9am-2pm 

Thursday, February 10th 9am-2pm

Tuesday, February 15th 9am-2pm

Monday February 21st 2pm-*8pm (evening session)


Applications can be obtained the following ways:
Village Hall: 147 S. Michigan Ave Bradley, IL 60915
Email Request to:
Download Housing Rehabilitation Grant Application


Submit questions, applications and application materials to:
Village Administrator: Craig Anderson
Phone: Phone: 815-936-5123


Successful applicants will be notified of award status by May 1, 2022.

Submission of Applications: Applications and data requirements must be filled out legibly, provided completely, and received by the deadline to be considered.
All applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility of location, demographic information, as well as the urgency and/or safety needs associated with housing rehabilitation requests.


Successful applicants will be selected and prioritized based on the following criteria:

– Residence must be owner occupied and reside within the program target area (no rental tenants/landlords or commercial/industrial properties);
– Priority given to households with very low and low-to-moderate HUD annual gross incomes levels;
– Priority given to households of individuals with disabilities;
– Priority given to households of individuals over age 62/elderly;
– Priority given to households with minority racial and ethnic populations;
– Priority given to households with female heads of households


Requested housing rehabilitation must qualify with the following priorities:

– The rehabilitation project directly addresses unhealthy or hazardous housing conditions for low-and moderate-income households and corrects conditions that pose a serious threat to the health, safety and welfare of the residents;
– The rehabilitation project removes physical barriers impeding maximum use of residential property by persons with disabilities;
– The rehabilitation project addresses deferred maintenance issues, home repair and rehabilitation, including energy efficiency standards;
– The rehabilitation project addresses building code enforcement and assistance;
– The rehabilitation project preserves and revitalizes existing housing stock;
– The rehabilitation project reduces utility costs and improves comfort for low- and moderate-income households by including energy efficiency and weatherization into housing rehabilitation assistance;
– The rehabilitation project preserves and creates a range of housing styles and opportunities in safe, habitable conditions in the Village of Bradley;
– The rehabilitation project emphasizes the Village’s strong desire to increase owner-occupied residences;
– The rehabilitation project maintains and upgrades the quality of the Village’s existing residential neighborhoods;
– The rehabilitation project encourages the maintenance and improvements of residential structures for compliance with life, health and safety codes


Eligible costs and activities:

– Labor and Materials;
– Replacement of principal fixtures and components of existing fixtures;
– Water and sewer connections if needed for code compliance;
– Initial homeowner warranty premium;
– Hazard insurance premium;
– Flood insurance premium;
– Conservation costs for water and energy efficiency;
– Garages where health and safety issues have been identified;
– Evaluating and treating lead-based paint;
– Removal of architectural barriers that restrict the mobility and accessibility of elderly or severely disabled persons;
– Structural deficiency repairs to areas including roofing, framing, foundation, furnace, plumbing, electrical, doors, porches, entrances, flooring, windows, and siding

Applications should include rehabilitation costs that are minor, moderate, and major; and will address structural issues ranging from roofing, framing, foundation, furnace, plumbing, and electrical to doors, porches, flooring, windows, siding, and painting. The VOB will ensure residential rehabilitation that adheres to the Village of Bradley Building Codes, Illinois State Plumbing Code, National Electrical Code, Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Act & Code, and Illinois Energy Code.


Program Target Area:
All owner occupied residential homes in qualifying low to moderate income block groups. This area is South of North Street to Village of Bradley Southern Corporate Border. See attached map.


Please submit all questions to:
Village Administrator: Craig Anderson
Phone: 815-936-5123

Village of Bradley Housing Rehabilitation Grant Map

B2B Grant Webinars

The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County will be hosting two B2B Grant Webinars!  Please join us to see the easy application process, learn eligibility information and ask questions!


We will host these webinars on Zoom on two different days:


Wednesday, September 8th at noonClick here for the Zoom link.


Thursday, September 26th at 10:00amClick here for the Zoom link.


Registration is not required for either Zoom.  Please feel free to forward this email along to anyone you feel would benefit from learning about the B2B Grant.


Visit for information on the B2B Grant.

RFQ – Phase I, II, III Engineering

Request for Qualifications – Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III Engineering
Perry Farm to W Broadway Shared Use Path
Village of Bradley, Illinois

The Village of Bradley is requesting qualifications for Consulting Engineering Firms to perform Preliminary Engineering, Right of Way Acquisition, and Construction Engineering services for an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant awarded to the Village.  The project is located along Herman and Park Place to Croswell then north to Perry Street to connect to the existing Perry Farm Bike Path.


The services to be provided under this project are described in the Scope of Services section of this proposal.  All work must be in accordance with Village and IDOT standards as required for approval.


The Project will consist of the following:

Design and Construction of a new 10’ wide concrete offroad shared use path along Croswell Avenue from Perry Street to Park Place and on street bike lanes along Herman Place and Park Place from Croswell Avenue to Kennedy Drive (Route 45).  No signal modifications are


The funding of the Preliminary and Construction Engineering portions of the project will be funded 100% by ITEP.  The selection of the consultant will follow the Qualification Based Selection for Consultant Engineering Services (QBS) process outlined in chapter five of IDOT’s Bureau of Local Roads and Streets manual.


  • Provide engineering services for the Village in accordance with IDOT approved design standards and policies.
  • Attend all meetings and visit the site of the proposed improvement at any reasonable time when requested by representatives of the Village or IDOT.
  • Make such detailed surveys as are necessary for the planning and design of this project.
  • Prepare the necessary environmental and planning documents including the Project Development Report, Environmental Class of Action Determination or Environmental Assessment, State Clearinghouse, Substate Clearinghouse and all necessary environmental clearances.
  • Perform soil surveys or subsurface investigations including borings and soil profiles as may be required to furnish sufficient data for the design of the proposed improvement in accordance with IDOT requirements.
  • Prepare preliminary roadway and drainage structure plans and meet with representatives of the Village and IDOT at the site of the improvement for review of plans prior to the establishment of final vertical and horizontal alignment, location and size of drainage structures, and compliance with applicable design requirements and policies.
  • Complete the general and detailed plans, special provisions and estimate of cost in accordance with IDOT requirements.
  • Provide the Village with survey and drafts of all necessary right-of-way dedications, construction easements, and staking as needed.



  • Attend IDOT Preconstruction meeting with all parties to discuss project schedule and issues.
  • Conduct a local preconstruction meeting on site to discuss and concerns, commitments, or issues.
  • Set up field books, quantity books, diary, and other forms of documentation including ICORS.
  • Provide a resident engineer for required daily activities such as: observing the progress and quality of the work and determining if the work is proceeding in accordance with the contract documents. Maintain site presence when the contractor is working. Disapprove any work failing to conform to the contract documents and immediately inform City and IDOT representatives. Verify that there are no deviations from the contract documents unless authorized by City and IDOT representatives.
  • Keep inspector’s daily reports and quantity book records up to date. Also maintain project diary noting all necessary observations. Advise if contactor is falling behind schedule. Submit weekly reports from ICORS to IDOT and the City.
  • Provide geometric control including all construction staking and construction layouts.
  • Coordinate all Quality Assurance services in accordance with IDOT practices and procedures. Provide qualified personnel to perform testing for all materials.
  • Inspect, document and inform the Village of the maintenance of traffic control in accordance with IDOT standards.
  • Prepare all partial and final payment estimates, change orders, records, documentation and reports required by the Village and IDOT for approval.
  • Provide revised contract drawings to reflect as built conditions.
  • Engineering services shall include all equipment, instruments, supplies, transportation and personnel required to perform the duties of the engineer.
  • Obtain material acceptance certifications as materials are incorporated into the project to expedite project closeout
  • Monitor and document erosion control and ensure conformity with the plans and standards.
  • Perform final inspection with the lDOT, the City representative, contractor, and all applicable utilities to finalize punch list. Document the items in the final punch list and submit them to the contractor for close out. Verify completion of all work and provide a recommendation to City.
  • Prepare record drawings. Submit the drawings in a hard copy and digital form.
  • Verify that all documentation is accomplished and that all material inspections and certifications have been accounted for and are complete.
  • Provide all documentation associated with the final balancing change order and final pay estimate.
  • Complete job box and conduct all audit(s) with IDOT. The job box will remain property of the City.
  • Close out project with IDOT within a reasonable time frame after all construction is completed.



Please submit three (3) hard copies and one (1) digital copy of your firm’s qualifications for services by 10:00 AM, Friday, September 20, 2021. Questions related to this RFQ should be submitted by email to Khamseo Nelson (  All questions must be received by 10:00 am on Monday, September 16, 2021.

SOQ’s should be mailed or dropped off in a sealed envelope marked “Village of Bradley – ITEP Route 45 to Perry Farm  SOQ” to Khamseo Nelson, 147 S. Michigan Avenue, Bradley, Illinois 60915.  A digital version should be emailed to

All submittals must be complete and accurate and will be limited to 5 pages in length.  Review and selection of consultants shall be completed by September 30, 2021

Submittals should include:

  1. Introduction

That includes the following information: name of firm, local address, telephone number, fax number, name of contact person, location of branch offices, if any, and states in which your firm is licensed to practice.

  1. Project Approach

This section should include the following:

  • A description of the firm’s thorough understanding of the scope of the project.
  • A description of the firm’s proposed project team.
  1. Similar Project Experience
    • Provide four recent examples of projects within the last five years that are similar in nature to this project.
    • Include a description of each project, including location, client, and scope of professional services delivered by your firm and the project team that staffed the project (project manager, resident engineer, inspector(s), etc.), duration of the project, and project cost.


Preliminary Engineering Phase I & II services shall be completed and approved by IDOT for inclusion on a Statewide Letting by May 2023

Construction Engineering Phase III services shall coincide with the preconstruction meeting and construction schedule set by the contractor.  Construction is expected to be completed by September 2023.


The following items will be considered when evaluating the consultants:

  1. The education, experience, and expertise of the principals and key employees. (20%)
  2. The general experience, stability, and history of performance on projects similar to the one under consideration. (20%)
  3. Availability of adequate personnel, equipment, and facilities to do the required work expeditiously, with particular attention to their qualification, competence, and past performance. (20%)
  4. Description of the firm’s thorough understanding of the project including challenges. (20%)
  5. The completeness of the proposal as specified in the submittal requirements. (10%)
  6. Proximity of the engineering entity to the proposed project site and/or the agency’s office. And familiarity of the Village with the firm. (10%)

A selection committee comprised of staff from the village will evaluate the SOQ’s. The SOQ’s will be reviewed, evaluated, and scored, using the criteria and weights defined above. The selected consultant will be notified and a final scope and hours will be negotiated. The engineering agreement will be cost plus fixed fee format using the BLR 05611 form.


The estimated construction cost of the project is $200,000.

Back 2 Business Grant Information

Are you eligible?  Eligibility guidelines

  • Operating as a business in 2019. *If you started your business in 2020 you do not qualify for this grant.
  • Businesses with revenues of $20 million or less in 2019 and you made less in 2020. ($35 million or less for hotels)
  • You are given priority if:
    • Hard-hit industries – see full list here
    • Hard-hit areas – DIAs includes Kankakee, Bradley, Hopkins Park/Pembroke Township, Aroma Park
    • You have not received prior state or federal COVID funding (including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), business Interruption Grant (BIG), Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG), and more)
    • Businesses that had less than $5 million in revenue in 2019

Required Documents:


Waste Pickup Date Change

Attention Bradley Residents:

Your waste pickup date is changing effective August 1st 2021.

Your current waste pickup day of FRIDAY’s will become obsolete and your new pick up day will be Wednesday’s.

Specifically, your new waste pickup date will begin on Wednesday August 4th and remain Wednesday’s.

In anticipation of this change and ongoing please be prepared to set your waste out to curb on Tuesday August 3rd or before 6am on Wednesday’s moving forward.

The benefit of this change will provide less interruptions due to holiday hauling schedules.

For additional information contact the Village of Bradley at 815-936-5100.

Waste Pick-Up Update

Garbage Fees

Waste Pick-up

Why did we do this? In January, 2012 the Village signed a contract that granted exclusive rights to Republic Services making them the sole source third-party garbage provider. The Village held multiple public meetings (April 15th & 21st and June 10th) over the last few months with the residents regarding garbage services. Both meetings were well attended, and the overwhelming majority of residents had spoken up in favor of the Village not forcing them into a third-party contract.


What does that mean? It means starting July 1st the Village will accept all qualified garbage companies who are interested in providing garbage pick up to residents and post the rates to our website. Each resident is free to choose any vendor listed on our website and the vendors contact information will be on the website as well.


When does it start? No need to rush, this does not mean you have to start July 1st, if you are happy with your current provider than you can stay with them. There are no long-term commitments now per Village Ordinance, therefore you are free to choose your vendor based upon price and customer satisfaction with a maximum commitment of 90 days. We will post a list of residentially licenses garbage haulers who have signed up with the Village by June 30th. We are hoping to have at least three to four vendors within the next few months.


How does affect you? If you are happy with the price and customer service with Republic Services, then all you must do is continue to pay your quarterly bill. If you are not happy and want to explore another option, then please visit our website and we will list all licensed residential garbage haulers with prices and contact information. If you do decide to leave Republic, please contact them to cancel as to avoid duplication of services.


All garbage days will continue to remain the same, except for Friday pickup. Beginning in August, Friday pickup has now been changed to Wednesday. First day of the new pick up will be August 4th.


What is the Village trying to accomplish? The Village is hoping that the change to a subscription-based garbage service leads to more provider options, thus lower prices for residents as well as better customer service. Which is indicative of the new special discount prices being advertised by your current provider.

Village of Bradley Feeding Mission Announcement

Hello All,


I hope you and your love ones are doing well! I know that there is still a need for
another Village feeding mission for our residents who are continuing to endure
through the COVID-19 pandemic, for this reason, I made a request for a grant
extension from FEMA. After a conference call today, I am happy to announce that
Village of Bradley will conduct another Village Feeding Mission for its residents
from March 20th -April 17th.


We will have more details on times, dates, and other logistics soon! Look for the
information to be posted on the Village of Bradley Facebook page and website.


The Village of Bradley team and I are continuing our hard work to find programs
and grants that will benefit the community through this unprecedented time.


Please stay safe and healthy,

Michael Watson
Mayor Pro-Tern

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