NEWS FROM the Village

Wednesday November 6, 2019 - Update from Mayor Pruyn

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 on the interest. Since we have been streaming the meetings, the viewership of the live stream has increased greatly. So, as a reminder, if you cannot make the meeting tonight, please feel free to click onto the Village website and follow the link. 

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Update from Mayor Pruyn Letter to Residents

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Mayor Pruyn's Letter about October 16 Plan Commission Hearing Letter from Mayor Pruyn to Residents regarding Upcoming Haymarket Public Hearing

October 11, 2019 - Mayor Pruyn Requests Haymarket Consider Cost-Sharing Venue Letter from Mayor Pruyn to Haymarket CEO Dr. Lustig

October 11, 2019 - Mayor Pruyn Responds to Representative Conroy's Offer of Financial Support Letter from Mayor Pruyn to Illinois Representative Deb Conroy

September 27, 2019 - Mayor Pruyn announces new venue for October 16, 2019 Plan Commission Hearing

September 25, 2019 - Mayor Pruyn's Letter Cancelling Plan Commission Meeting October 2, 2019

September 6 - Mayor Pruyn releases Haymarket's response to questions and provides a brief statement.

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

See Haymarket's response here.

August 30, 2019 - Mayor Pruyn and the Village Administrator comment on the Haymarket Proposal. Click here to read the newsletter

August 23, 2019 - Mayor Pruyn and 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 Karen Kissel. 

The number one thing we wanted to convey to the Haymarket Team was how concerned we were about our Village’s resources, and the potential strain our Village would encounter. Dr. Lustig shared that they understood our position because their board recently sold a piece of Haymarket’s property to make up for three years of State funding they did not receive. 

We discussed our questions that have largely gone unanswered, and they indicated they were working on providing us written answers. We also toured the facility. 

We welcome continued dialogue with Haymarket and will pass along any information when we get it. 

August 12, 2019 - Mayor Pruyn requests meeting with Haymarket

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

August 8, 2019 - Update from Mayor Pruyn

"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 frustrating for me because of the lack of information we have.

In July, Haymarket Center submitted an application to the Village of Itasca, but it did not give us the wholistic narrative of how Haymarket operates and its total potential effect on Itasca. For that reason, on July 22nd, I sent a letter to Haymarket Center’s law firm presenting a list of more than 30 questions that have been gathered from the community (attached here). The Village staff and I are trying everything we can to gain more information about the proposed Haymarket Center.

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’s questions unanswered.

We will continue to keep you updated throughout this process.”

July 22, 2019 - Letter from Mayor Pruyn to Haymarket with Community Questions

July 16, 2019 - Update from Mayor Pruyn

June 21, 2019 - Statement from Mayor Pruyn

April 30, 2019 - 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