Though Court Street Ford didn't open its doors until 1983, our story goes back much further. And it didn't even start with Ford!

Our owner Jeff Chiero got his start as an apprentice technician at one of the country's largest Chevy dealerships in Elmhurst Illinois. It wasn't long before he decided to make the switch to new car sales. After a few years he teamed up with one of his managers, Bart Collins, who had the opportunity to open a Ford dealership further down on I-57 in a little town called Kankakee.

At the time Kankakee County was experiencing record unemployment and many businesses were leaving town. Court Street Ford would be the latest Ford dealer to open up shop in a town that had seen many open and close their doors in recent years. The car business isn't an easy one, and this kind of climate didn't make things any better. But Jeff and Bart were determined to make things work.

The two found success and before long were looking to relocate to a brand new building. The original building was located on 2400 E. Court Street in Kankakee, and this is where our name came from. In the early 1990's we decided to build anew in Bourbonnais on 558 Latham Drive - but then the name "Court Street Ford" wouldn't make sense anymore... or would it?

The decision was made to keep the name "Court Street" was made because the people of Kankakee County had come to trust us for a wide variety of needs - new and used cars, service, parts, and more. The same Court Street Ford they knew wasn't changing, we were just changing locations. That was over 27 years ago, and  to this day you can still find Court Street Ford on William R Latham Drive.

For over 37 years we have been family owned, and for over 37 years our commitment has been to our customers here in Kankakee County and all over Illinois and the USA. Had it not been for patronage of these people throughout the years we wouldn't have made it this long. We know there are many places to shop for cars, but so many people have made us their destination for over 37 years.


Because exceeding customer expectations is something we strive to do every day. We're not perfect, sure, but even if things do go wrong we see these situations as opportunities to create customers for life. We're here today, and we'll be here tomorrow to assist our customers any way we possibly can.

If you don't see what you are looking for, click on CarFinder, fill out the form, and we will let you know when vehicles arrive that match your search! Or if you would rather discuss your options with our friendly sales staff, click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information. We look forward to serving you!

What our customers say

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Merle Raymond

2 weeks ago

Needed front end alignment Done and the result was excellent

Joni Corbett

1 month ago

Great scheduling ( on time) and outstanding service-communication.

Julie Smith

2 months ago

Good service, friendly help!!!!

Mary Gunther

3 months ago

When we went in for an oil change recently, the mechanic noticed we had a coolant leak in our engine. We never had any issues and were not aware of this. The car was still safe to drive. A part needed...

Brian Zasada

3 months ago

Always an awesome experience!!!

Carrie Ceja

3 months ago

Friendly service with a smile

Kim Raloff

4 months ago

Very fast an efficient. No hassles on extras other than what I asked for.

Joe Tuntland

4 months ago

Great fast service!


4 months ago

Staff and technicians are friendly and knowledgeable. This is one of the best Ford dealerships around.

Robert Cote

4 months ago

I sold Court Street Ford , my second car and got good service by Tina and used car Manger with a decent price 👌

Tom Bowers

5 months ago

Exceptional customer service in Service department

Kris Salmons

5 months ago

Knowing I had limited time in my schedule, the Quick Lane service department replaced my tires and lugs with minutes to spare! Quality work, great price, efficient!

Contact Info

Court Street Ford

558 William R Latham Sr Dr
Directions Bourbonnais, IL 60914

  • Sales: 815-802-2122
  • Service: 815-939-2600
  • Parts: 815-939-9600

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed