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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Accepting Applications for Part Time Building Maintenance Specialist

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The Village of Itasca seeks a motivated, semi-skilled trades-person to fill the position of Building Maintenance Specialist. This position is responsible for the general cleanliness, safety and functioning of Village buildings.

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 1

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Please turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Daylight saving time will begin on Sunday March 14, 2021. Remember to check the batteries in your smoke alarms, test your toilets for leaking water and change your furnace filters.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

State of the Village Address Available Online

On Tuesday, October 27, Mayor Pruyn presented the State of the Village to the business community. a recording of the presentation is available online. Thank you to the GOA for hosting the event and Itasca Bank & Trust for its sponsorship.

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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: 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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Celebrating Halloween This Year

Both the Center for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health have issued guidance on participating in Halloween festivities, in light of the pandemic.

The Village encourages residents to review public health guidance before participating in Halloween activities.

The Village understands that not every ...

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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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Itasca Country Club Proposal
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Your Energy – Your Choice: Itasca’s Electrical Aggregation Program

Several years ago, Itasca citizens approved municipal electrical aggregation through a voter referendum.

This allowed the Village of Itasca to bundle together residential and small commercial retail electric accounts and seek proposals in an effort to create a better value for Itasca customers. This year when the Village went to bundle electrical service, it...

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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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Itasca Country Club Proposal
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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Itasca Country Club Proposal
Posted on: September 4, 2020

The Fall Newsletter is Now Available

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The latest edition of the Village’s quarterly newsletter has just been delivered to homes. In this edition, you will find information on:

  • Actions taken by the Village Board to support residents and businesses during the pandemic; and
  • COVID measures being taken by the Village and the other taxing bodies; and
  • Resident incentive programs, such as the Itasca Bucks Program, Rear Yard Drainage Prog...
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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Itasca Country Club Submits a Planned Unit Development Proposal

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On August 14, 2020 the Itasca Country Club (ICC) submitted an application for a proposed planned unit development to convert approximately 34 acres of the club’s property to a two-story data center.

To help ensure that all residents, businesses or other parties interested in this matter are kept informed as we move through the review and public comment process for this case, the Village has established a dedicated page to provide updates as it progre...

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Itasca Country Club Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
Posted on: August 4, 2020

2020 Census Update

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Help shape Itasca's future by responding to the census today.

Getting an accurate and complete count of Itasca’s population is critically important to our future, as it affects the amount of funding we receive for health, education, housing, and infrastructure programs. As of August 4th, 75.8% of Itasca&am...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Itasca Cancels Community Events Through July 2020

Check out the community events that have been canceled and/or postponed.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Governor Announces Modified Stay at Home Order Extension

Governor J.B. Pritzker announces modified stay at home order will be extended through May.

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Itasca Bucks Program

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Itasca Village residents should be expecting $50 in "Itasca Bucks" in their mailboxes in the next couple of days to be used at participating Itasca local breweries and restaurants to discount your total bill. The program runs until December 31, 2020.

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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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
Posted on: March 30, 2020

DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard

DuPage County released a dashboard that provides information on the total number of people in DuPage County, who have tested positive for COVID-19.

DuPage County released a dashboard that provides information on the total number of people in DuPage County, who have tested positive for COVID-19.  The dashboard includes a map, which shows the distribution of reported cases by municipality and ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

SBA Loans and Mayor Pruyn suspends Late Fees & Fines

Mayor Pruyn has suspended all late fees and fines for all utility bills, registrations and licenses to provide financial relief to both the residents and businesses of Itasca during the COVID-19 public health emergency,

The Village of Itasca is a member of...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

State of Emergency Declaration

Read the village’s State of Emergency Declaration (PDF).

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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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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.”

See Haymarket’s...

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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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 the Village Board for its September 3, 2019 Committee of the Whole discussion.

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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal
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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Holiday Inn - Haymarket Center Proposal