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Posted on: July 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fourth of July Garbage Delay and Reminders


Have a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday. Below are some tips and information regarding the Fourth of July.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cancelled

Due to the tragic shooting that took place earlier this morning in Highland Park, the Village of Itasca has canceled tonight’s 4th of July Fireworks and Celebration.

There have been no incidents or direct threats to Itasca.  Itasca Police continue to monitor the situation and recommend citizens avoid public and crowded areas at this time. Our hearts and prayers are with the Highland Park community.

Fourth of July Celebration

Festivities begin Monday, July 4th starting at 4 p.m. Numerous area restaurants and food vendors will be serving a variety of tasty foods and beverages and Church Street Brewing offering a selection of craft beers at Hamilton Lakes. 

Live music will begin at 7 p.m., with popular Chicago-area cover band Maggie Speaks playing at 8 p.m. Special guest Randall Hall, formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd, will join Maggie Speaks and perform such hit songs as “Free Bird,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “Call Me the Breeze,” “What’s Your Name,” “Swamp Music,” and “Simple Man.”  

Breathtaking fireworks, synchronized to pop music, movie music and patriotic music broadcast on a concert-quality sound system, will begin at 10:00 p.m.  

Admission to the event is free. On-site parking is available for $25 per car.

Village Offices Closed - Monday, July 4th

Village Offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in honor of the Independence Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th  for normal business hours.

Refuse Schedule

Refuse & yardwaste collection will be delayed by one day due to the Fourth of July holiday. 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Remember, impaired driving affects everyone on the road, not just the individual who made the poor decision to get behind the wheel. For those attending Fourth of July parties, plan ahead for a safe ride home by designating a sober driver in advance or by using a ride service or public transportation. 

Fireworks Safety Reminders:

Each Fourth of July, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using fireworks. Nationally, there are more than 18,000 fires each year caused by fireworks. In general, all fireworks should be considered dangerous, as risks include burns, eye injuries, fires, loss of appendages and even death can occur. If you intend to use permitted fireworks (sparklers, snake or glow worm pellets, smoke devices, trick noisemakers and caps), please follow the below safety tips. 

  • Remember, sparklers may seem like a safe alternative, but they can heat up to 1,200˚F. Do not allow children to use them without adult supervision.
  • Use all fireworks outside, away from homes, people, trees, dry grass, or any other flammable substances.
  • When handling fireworks, always have a bucket of water and a fire extinguisher nearby.
  • If injured by a firework, go to a doctor immediately. If it is an eye injury, do not rub the injury, as that may cause more damage.

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