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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Village releases a Step by Step Guide and FAQ's

In an effort to help answer commonly asked questions, the Village has prepared a list of FAQ's regarding the Haymarket Public Hearing Proceeding, which can be found here.

Additionally, the Village has prepared a Step by Step guide to assist the au...

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