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Posted on: March 18, 2021

A Bridge to Phase 5 & Vaccination Update

Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a metrics-based, vaccination-informed framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan.

On March 18, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a plan and guidelines to bridge from Phase 4 (current phase) to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. According to the announcement, once 70% of residents 65 and older have been vaccinated and barring an...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Itasca Moves to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois Plan

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that due to decreased COVID-19 positivity rates, Region 8, including Itasca, has left the tiered resurgence mitigations and has moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Phase 4 permits indoor service at restaurants using social distance. Standing areas in bars or restaurants should be limited to 25% capacity. Personal care, health and fitness, and retail store businesses can operate at 50% capacity, and groups of 50 or 5...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

IL Eases Covid Restrictions in Itasca

Yesterday, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Region 8 (DuPage and Kane) moved into Tier 1 effective January 26, 2021.

Mitigation measures have been revised as follows:

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  • Indoor service limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% capacity per room
  • Establishments offering indoor service must serve food
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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Vaccine Registration from DuPage County Health Department

The DuPage County Health Department is providing those who live or work in DuPage County the opportunity register for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Signing up allows the DCHD to contact you with specific information when appointments or clinics are available. Visit the DCHD website to register.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Moving in the Right Direction: Region 8 Under New Mitigation Requirements

Tiered Mitigation Approach

On January 18, the state announced that several regions in Illinois, including ours, met the requirements to move back into Tier 2, which provides less restrictive mitigation efforts.

The chart to the right from the Governor's office, highlights the primary differences between the three tiers. Most notably, in Tier 2 organized group recreational activities are now allowed with a limit of lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall c...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Tier 2 COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Begin Wednesday, November 11

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Due to the increase of COVID-19 spread, heightened mitigation measures for our region, were put into place by the State of Illinois this morning at 12:01 a.m.

Tier 2 of the Restore Illinois Resurgence Mitigation Plan includes restrictions that effect bar/restaurant party sizes, decreases gathering sizes for meeting/event spaces and organized sports. These restrictions are in addition to those issued with Tier 1...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Message from Mayor Jeff Pruyn Regarding Restaurant Closures

Support Local Restaurants

Today, I met with Itasca restaurant owners and operators. Unfortunately, it is likely that some of our long-standing restaurants may never reopen, if the state persists in requiring them shut their doors again.

Our restaurants, most of whom are small businesses, locally owned and operated, have spent thousands of dollars this summer to meet state COVID protocols to keep their employees and patrons safe and healthy. Now they are being told that it is not enough. ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel, which can be accessed here. To view past recordings, meeting transcripts, or exhibits, ...

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For more information, please click here. Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Haymarket Public Hearing to Resume Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled to resume this Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel, which can be accessed here. To view past recordings, meeting tra...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. The agenda and YouTube link will be made available 48 hours prior to the meeting. To view past recordings, meeting transcripts, or exhibits, please visit the Village&...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Next Haymarket Meeting Date to be determined on Wednesday, March 17

The next Haymarket public hearing date will be determined during the Plan Commission's regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. No presentations, evidence, or testimony regarding the public hearing for the Haymarket proposal will ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel, which can be accessed here. To view past recordings, meeting transcripts, or exhibits, ...

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For more information, please click here. Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 3rd  at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel, which can be accessed here. To view past recordings, meeting transcripts, or e...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Haymarket Public Hearing to Resume Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled to resume this Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel, which can be accessed here. To view past recordings, meeting transcri...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Next Haymarket Public Hearing is Scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. Both the agenda and YouTube link, will be posted on the Village's website, 48 hours prior to the hearing. To view past recordings, meeting transcripts, or exhibits, p...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled to resume this Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel, which can be accessed here. To view past recordings, meeting transcripts, or exhibits, ...

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For more information, please click here. Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Upcoming Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled to resume this Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel, which can be accessed here. To view past recordings, meeting transcripts, or ex...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel, which can be accessed here

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The next Haymarket Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel, which can be accessed here

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled to Resume December 2, 2020

In order to comply with State of Illinois Tier 2 COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigation restrictions, the meeting will be conducted remotely and live streamed on the Village’s YouTube Channel. The direct link for the live stream, along with the meeting agenda and...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

November 11 Haymarket Plan Commission Hearing to be Rescheduled

In order to comply with State of Illinois Tier 2 COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigation restrictions, the Haymarket Public Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2020 will be opened and continued. No presentations, evidence, or testimony regarding the publ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Participation Details for Haymarket October 28th Public Hearing

On Tuesday, October 20th, the State of Illinois announced that Tier One mitigation efforts would be put in place on Friday, October 23rd. These measures further limit the size of meetings, social events, and gatherings from 50 people to 25. Although this ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Haymarket Public Hearing Scheduled to Resume October 28, 2020

On October 28, 2020 at 7 p.m., the Itasca Plan Commission is scheduled to resume the public hearing on the application from Haymarket Center to convert the former Holiday Inn – Itasca property (860 W. Irving Park Road) into a mixed-use residenti...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Supplemental documents received from Haymarket

On Friday, August 7, 2020, a representative from Haymarket submitted a cover letter and 10 new documents, to supplement the application previously filed on July 3, 2019. Haymarket also indicated that it is prepared to move forward with the public hearing....

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Update from Mayor Pruyn regarding Haymarket purchasing Holiday Inn

Yesterday, I received this letter from Dr. Lustig confirming Haymarket’s purchase of the Holiday Inn Itasca. In my experience, it is highly unusual for a property to be purchased prior to receiving the necessary zoning approval. This is why, I reached out...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Update from Mayor Pruyn regarding Haymarket purchasing Holiday Inn

Recently, the Village learned that Haymarket Center was seeking to move forward with purchasing the Holiday Inn Itasca prior to receiving its zoning approvals. It is our understanding that the closing on the property may have occurred today, April 6, 2020...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Update from Mayor Pruyn regarding lawsuit filed by Haymarket

Today, the lawsuit filed by Haymarket DuPage LLC in December was dismissed by a DuPage County Court. While the additional legal costs were unfortunate for Itasca taxpayers, the courts dismissal of Haymarket’s challenge allows the Village to resume the Pla...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Update from Mayor Pruyn regarding lawsuit filed by Haymarket

Earlier this week, the Village attorneys filed a Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit filed by Haymarket DuPage LLC in December. In the lawsuit, Haymarket argues that it should have been originally allowed to seek a special use permit to operate as a health care...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Update from Mayor Pruyn regarding the Plan Commission

Dear Residents,

I wanted to take this time to inform you of an important development regarding the Plan Commission.

Mr. Larry Swets recently reached out to inform me that he has expressed interest in the Holiday-Inn Itasca property. Subsequently, Plan Commi...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Update from Mayor Pruyn regarding a stay of Plan Commission hearings

At a recent court appearance, the Village’s Counsel requested that the Court stay (postpone) the pending public hearings before the Plan Commission while the litigation remains unresolved.  Attorneys for Haymarket agreed to the stay through the n...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Haymarket files lawsuit against Village

Today (December 17, 2019), the Village was advised that Haymarket filed a lawsuit against the Village of Itasca yesterday in DuPage County (Case Number 2019MR1373). Village spokesperson Lissa Druss responded to the news with the following statement: “The ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Update from Mayor Pruyn regarding live streaming of hearing

Thank you for your continued interest in the Plan Commission meetings.  As you know, tonight’s meeting will be held back in Itasca.  If you were at the last meeting, you might have seen a decrease in attendance, but that is no reflection...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Mayor Pruyn Releases Haymarket's Response to Questions

“Yesterday while at Oktoberfest, I was forwarded an email from Haymarket’s attorney regarding my questions.  I will be reviewing Haymarket’s responses this weekend and the Village has posted the document online at for your review.”

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Village Board to discuss Haymarket's Appeal of the Zoning Administrator

The Village Board met in Committee of the Whole where the members unanimously recommended upholding the Plan Commission's denial of Haymarket's Zoning Appeal. The appeal was forwarded the the September 17, 2019 Village Board meeting for final action.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Village Publishes September 3, 2019 Committee of the Whole Agenda

Haymarket's Appeal of the Zoning Administrator's Decisions will be discussed.  Click here to link to the agenda packet in order to download the Haymarket agenda item. The agenda item includes a Plan Commission Cover Memo, Staff Report, P...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Mayor Pruyn & Administrator Ergo Visit Haymarket Center Chicago

In a continuing effort to gain as much information about Haymarket as possible, Mayor Pruyn and Administrator Ergo went to the Haymarket facility at 932 W. Washington in Chicago on Friday, August 23 to meet with Dr. Lustig and Sr. Executive Vice President...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Plan Commission Unanimously Recommends Denial of Haymarket's Zoning Appeal

Meeting Minutes to follow, once reviewed and approved at a subsequent Plan Commission Meeting. A transcript of the meeting was provided to the Village Board for its September 3, 2019 Committee of the Whole discussion.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Haymarket Responds to Mayor Pruyn’s Letter sent August 12, 2019

Full text of the letter. Mayor Pruyn, along with the Village Administrator, plan to meet Dr. Lustig at Haymarket Chicago in the near future in hopes of gaining a better understanding of Haymarket’s operations and the potential impacts of the Haym...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Haymarket submits appeal of Zoning Administrator Decisions

Documents related to Haymarket Center's Appeal of Zoning Administrator Decisions. Above you will find a link to the documents related to Haymarket Center's Appeal of the Zoning Administrator's Decisions. In accordance with Itasca's Zoning Code, this appea...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Mayor Pruyn Requests Meeting with Haymarket

Itasca Mayor Jeff Pruyn sent the attached letter requesting a meeting with Haymarket President and CEO Dan Lustig to discuss Haymarket’s plans for the Itasca Holiday Inn Property.

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Update from Mayor regarding request for more Information

"It is important to keep you updated pertaining to the information we’ve received regarding Haymarket Center. My number one goal in this process is to provide as much information to our residents as possible. Honestly, this process has been very frus...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

The Village announces that Haymarket's full application has been received

The Village announces that Haymarket's full application has been received and its petition to seek approval for a Planned Development Special Use is scheduled to be considered by the Plan Commission on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. at F E Peacoc...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Haymarket's Legal Team provides supplemental information for application

On August 2, 2019, we received, from Haymarket’s legal team, supplemental information that was required for the application process. Haymarket also sent us the attached Haymarket DuPage information sheet, but it leaves the majority of our Village...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Haymarket Application Documents Submitted

Haymarket submits certain applications and materials. The petition for a planned development for special use was incomplete, therefore it could not be scheduled for a public hearing before the Plan Commission. The Village rejected Haymarket's petition for...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Mayor & Village staff meet with Lee Daniels and Haymarket Representatives

Mayor Jeff Pruyn and Village staff met with former Illinois Speaker of the House Lee Daniels along with representatives from Haymarket Center to discuss its desire to buy the Holiday Inn-Itasca and convert it into a drug treatment facility.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Nicor Gas Work on Walnut Street

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Monday April 19, a Northbound section of Walnut Street before Irving Park Road will be closed for work by Nicor Gas. The project is expected to last a week. Nicor will post flaggers to direct traffic in the area.

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Important Information Regarding Utility Bills

Unfortunately, last month, many Itasca customers received Village Utility Bills that were significantly higher than normal.

Large snowfall events early this year caused significant delays in reading utility meters. While the Village strives to keep service periods at approximately 29-31 days, last month the average service period was 39 days.  

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Notice on Temporary Signs

The proliferation of political signs in the Village has led to numerous complaints from residents. As a result, the Village has requested that all candidates comply with the established laws and Village Zoning Code.

The Village respects the First Amendment rights associated with political signs.  At the same time, the Village has placed a few reasonable restrictions for the safety of its residents. Importantly, the parkway areas should stay clear of obstruct...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Accepting Applications for Summer Seasonal Laborer

The Village of Itasca Public Works Department is hiring several seasonal laborers. The candidates must be available to 2-3 weekend shifts (4 hours/day). Applicants must be able to listen and complete assigned tasks.

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Itasca to host GREEN Day Event on Saturday, May 8th

The Village of Itasca will be hosting a Green Day recycling event this year, with additional sponsorship by the Itasca Bank & Trust Co. The event will be held on Saturday, May 8th (8:00 a.m. to noon) at the Itasca Metra Lot located on Irving Park Road.

Please note, this offer is for Itasca residents, Itasca Bank & Trust Co. customers and their associates, and in-home businesses only. 

Questions regarding this event can be e-mailed to byarbrough@itasca.com.

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Spring Newsletter is Now Available

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Check out the latest edition of the Village's newsletter.

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Downtown Strategic Action Plan

What are you ideas for the future of downtown Itasca? Take the online survey!

The Village of Itasca has partnered with The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to create a Strategic Action Plan for its downtown with the support of The Lakota Group, Fish Transportation Group and Market & Feasibility Advisors.

The purpose of this plan is to create a vision for Downtown Itasca and the surrounding area that leverages existing transportation facilities and infrastructure, real estate development opportunities, and community involvement to create a downtown that is...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Meeting Information for the Community Development Committee Meeting on January 26, 2021

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. the village will be convening a Community Development Committee meeting to discuss redevelopment of the property commonly known as the Itasca Country Club.

Bridge Development Partners requested this predevelopment meeting to discuss its interest in redeveloping a portion of the property for use as a data center. It is the Village of Itasca’s practice to provide developers this forum to seek input from board ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Predevelopment Meeting Scheduled for January 26, 2021

Last night, the Village Board called a meeting of the Community Development Committee on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7 p.m. to discuss redevelopment of the property commonly known as the Itasca Country Club.

Bridge Development Partners requested this predevelopment meeting to discuss its interest in redeveloping a portion of the property for use as a data center. It is the Village of Itasca’s practice to provide developers this forum to seek input f...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

November 18, 2020 Itasca Country Club Proposal Plan Commission Hearing Cancelled

The Itasca Country Club has withdrawn its petition for a Planned Development by Special Use, Class I Site Plan Approval, and a Preliminary & Final Plat of Subdivision for the development of a Data Center on a portion of the Itasca Country Club property.

A representative for the property owner indicated that it plans to submit a revised petition in the future, but did not provide a timeline for submittal.

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Date Change - ICC Public Hearing to Begin November 18, 2020

At the request of the petitioner, the start of the Itasca Country Club Public Hearing on a proposed Preliminary Planned Development, Preliminary Class I Site Plan, and Preliminary and Final Plat of Subdivision will be postponed to Wed., Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

In order to comply with state statutes on public hearing notices, the Plan Commission will convene on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. to open the public hearing and immediately continue the hearing to Wednesday, November 18, 2020.  No presen...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Itasca Country Club Plan Commission Public Hearing Scheduled Oct. 7

On October 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. the Itasca Plan Commission is scheduled to open the public hearing on an application for a proposed planned unit development to convert approximately 34 acres of the Itasca Country Club property to a data center.

The Meeting will take place at Itasca Village Hall, 550 West Irving Park Road. Access to Village Hall will be limited to comply with State of Illinois Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings. The public is encouraged to stream the hearing live on-line through...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Itasca Plan Commission approves new protocols for conducting Public Hearings during COVID

On September 16, 2020, the Itasca Plan Commission approved new protocols for conducting large scale public hearings during COVID.

Please click here to learn about the new protocols.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Nicor Gas Work on Walnut Street

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Monday April 19, a Northbound section of Walnut Street before Irving Park Road will be closed for work by Nicor Gas. The project is expected to last a week. Nicor will post flaggers to direct traffic in the area.

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Key Step in Downtown Revitalization in Progress

After years of planning, the Village of Itasca is taking another major step in revitalizing the downtown area by acquiring an anchor property in the middle of the block of Walnut Street.

For more information on this development, please click here.

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