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( ScStr: t. 507, 1. 158'; b. 28', dph. 12', cpl. 70, a. 2 32-pars., 1 10" D. sb., 1 20-par. P.r.)

The first Itasca was a wooden screw steamer launched by Hillman & Streaker at Philadelphia 1 October 1861; and commissioned there 28 November 1861, Lt. a. H. B. Caldwell in command.

Assigned to the Gulf Blockading Squadron, Itasca promptly began to establish a distinguished record. She captured schooner Lizzie Weston loaded with cotton bound for Jamaica 19 January 1862. A month later she assisted Brookllyn in capturing Confederate steamer Magnolia loaded with cotton and carrying several secret letters containing valuable intelligence concerning Confederate plan~s to import arms and to assist side-wheel, ,blockade runner Tennessee to escape through the blockade.

When the Gulf Blockading Squadron was split 20 January 1862, Itasca was assigned to the Western Squadron under Flag Offlcer Farragut, who stationed her briedy at Mobile and then called her to the mouth of the Mississippi River 4 March 1862 for service in the impending operations against New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley. This formed one prong of the gigantic pincer movement that was destined to cut the Confederacy in two, assuring its defeat. Itasca joined the 'deet below Forts St. Philip and Jackson 19 April and promptly added her guns to the bon~bardment. The next day, accompanied by Kineo and Pinola, she boldly steamed up close to the forts to break the boom which prevented Farragut's ships from sailing up the river to attack New Orleans. Four days later the Union Squadron dashed through the passage to take the South's largest and most highly industrialized city. Itasca, in the dangerous rear of the movement, was caught in "a storm of iron hail . over and around us from both forts" and disabled by a 42-pound shot which made a large hole in her boiler. Before she could drift down the river out of range, the gallant gunboat received fourteen hits.

After the fall of New Orleans, Itasca served in the Mississippi River for the remainder of the year successfully fulfilling a wide variety of duties. On one occasion she saved Admiral Farragut from grave danger when nartford ran hard aground below Vicksburg 14 May 1862. Itasca, deep in hostile territory, worked hastily, refloating her 3 days later.

Early in 1863, Itasca was ordered to blockade duty off Galveston7 Tex., where she arrived 31 January. While in Texas waters, Itasca took two prizes: Miriam, loaded with cotton, 17 June, and Bea Drift, containing a cargo of war materiel and drugs, 22 June. On 30 June urgent need for repairs caused her to be dispatched to New Orleans, and she sailed from that port for the North 15 August, arriving Philadelphia for overhaul 26 August.

Itasca departed Philadelphia 26 December and arrived at New Orleans on the last day of 1863. Five days later she was ordered to blockade duty off Mobile Bay, where she was stationed until Admiral Farragut closed the last great gulf port opened to the South 5 August 1864. During historic battle of Mobile Bay, after dashing past the forts as part of Farragut's formation, Itasca engaged and captured Confederate gunboat Selma.

After returning to the Texas coast, she took English schooner Carrier Mair off Pass Cavallo, Tex., 30 November; and she chased on shore and destroyed sloop Mary Ann

Itasca remained on duty in the Gulf of Mexico until sailing from Pensacola for Philadelphia 5 August 1865. She decommissioned 22 August and was sold at New York 30 November 1865. She was documented as Aurora 23 August 1860 and sold abroad the following year.

USCGC Itasca (1929)

USCGC Itasca was a Lake-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard launched on 16 November 1929 and commissioned 12 July 1930. It acted as "picket ship" supporting Amelia Earhart's 1937 world flight attempt.

    cutter (USCG) sloop (RN)
  • 14.8 kn (27.4 km/h 17.0 mph) cruising
  • 17.5 kn (32.4 km/h 20.1 mph) maximum
  • As Gorleston[1]
  • 1 × 5 inch gun
  • 2 × 8 depth charges on stern racks
  • 2 × 20 mm Oerlikon
  • 10 × .50 BMG machine guns


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Itasca was first settled by Elijah Smith in 1841. Smith practiced medicine in Boston. In May 1841, at the advice of his colleagues he set out to find a suitable site for doctoring, farming, and raising a family. He traveled from New York via Detroit and headed toward DuPage County. His parchment government land title dated March 10, 1843, was signed by John Tyler, President of the United States. The document gave Smith title to the land that is now bounded by the railroad tracks on the south, Maple Street on the west, Cherry Street on the east, and Division Street on the north. The post office was established in 1846 and took on various names, such as Bremen, Pierce (after Charles Pierce, who ran a trading post), and Sagon. The name Itasca comes from Lake Itasca. [4] In the 1860s the first school was built. It was a small wooden structure with one room. The building was located on a site near the present First Presbyterian Church.

In 1873 Smith plotted eighty acres of his land into lots. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad was completed from Chicago to Elgin, with stations at Bensenville, Wood Dale (called Lester) and Itasca. Smith gave the right-of-way to encourage location of the tracks through the settlement. He donated $400 to help build a station.

The Chicago and Pacific Railroad became insolvent. In 1880 the road went into the hands of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, a newly formed corporation combining several rail networks.

The citizens of Itasca decided in 1890 to incorporate into a village. At a meeting at his mill, A. G. Chessman was elected the first Village President. Irving Park Road was first called the Chicago and Elgin Road. At an 1891 Village Board meeting, the name was changed to Elgin Avenue. [5]

The Village of Itasca created a Historical Commission in 1985 to retain the aesthetic beauty, character, and historical integrity of the Village. The Village of Itasca is committed to the preservation of its pre-1900 and early 1900 homes, buildings, structures, and places.

In 1987, the Village adopted the Historic Preservation Ordinance which provides a mechanism to identify and preserve the special distinctive historic, aesthetic, architectural and/or landscaping characteristics of the Village's cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history.

The Itasca Historical District includes the following area: Bounded on the north by North Street, on the south by Bloomingdale Road, east to Irving Park, Irving Park east to Rush Street on the east by Cherry Street extended to Schiller Street then west to Rush Street, then south to Irving Park Road and on the west by Catalpa Avenue extended to Bloomingdale Road.

The Spire, which is Itasca's most familiar landmark, graces the top of what was formerly the Lutheran Church of St. Luke. This edifice was erected in 1907 by builder Fred Westendorf. Pastor Frederick Zersen served the congregation for thirty-eight years. Church services were in German. It was not until 1926 that English services were held twice a month. German was also taught in the church school. Until 1916, there was no bank in Itasca. Herman H. Franzen took deposits for Village residents to the Roselle Bank each morning, making the trip regularly on the 9:00 AM train. In 1916, two banks opened within weeks of each other. The Itasca State Bank had as its president H. F. Lawrence. The cashier was Elmer H. Franzen. The second bank was called the Dairyman's Bank of Northern Illinois, and was opened by F. N. Peck. Peck opened a total of four banks, but the Depression forced him to close them all. The Franzen banks in Itasca, Roselle, and Fox Lake were sound throughout the hard times of the 1920s, and emerged successfully from the Depression.

Telephone service had come to Itasca in 1899. Electricity was first installed in some homes in 1923. The bustling community soon gained another facility. The Itasca Country Club was opened in the spring of 1925.

The rural village of the 1800s and early 1900s retained its atmosphere until the 1940s. A new word then began to enter the American vocabulary: suburb. The influence of the city increased as population increased. Commuting daily to the Loop became the routine for many of the Village wage earners. By 1982, the population had grown to 7,192. Annexations had resulted in fifty miles of Village streets, more parks, and two industrial areas to serve. Providing safety and service as population increased required the establishment of departments of public works, of sewer and water, of building and police. A park district, a Village library, and a fire district were formed.

High school students from Itasca attended Bensenville's Fenton High School and Glenbard High School, a combined Glen Ellyn-Lombard school. A high school district, District 108, was organized in 1953. Lake Park High School, with students from Itasca, Roselle, Medinah, Keeneyville and Bloomingdale, opened in September 1956.

Modern industry was foreign to Itasca until 1961 when Central Manufacturing District (CMD) bought about 400 acres on the western edge of the village. An industrial park was established, and such national companies as Continental Can and FMC soon moved in. In 1970, the Itasca Industrial Park was established to the east of the Village, and attracted many more industries.

Anvan Corporation built a Holiday Inn on Irving Park east of Route 53. The building was of modular construction, the first such hotel in the nation to be built in this manner.

In 1969, Carson Pirie Scott purchased Nordic Hills Country Club. Two 10-story tower hotel buildings were constructed adjacent to the eighteen-hole golf course. In 1973, the Carson Inn/Nordic Hills facility was annexed to the village.

In October 1979, Trammell Crow Company of Texas broke ground for Hamilton Lakes. A 420-room Stouffer Hotel and a ten-story office building, completed in 1981, constituted the first phase of the project, situated on 278 acres on the northwest edge of Itasca. To date 15 buildings out of an estimated 26 have been completed, amounting to 2,767,589 gross square feet of floor space with an ultimate development of 4,490,700 gross square feet. A 16-story office building was added to the complex in 1984.

In 1966, the Village purchased 60 acres of land south of Irving Park Road. This established a green belt area to ensure both open space and water retention. In 1968 the Spring Brook Nature Center was formed.

A Master Plan for this area was adopted in 1965, and continues to guide the community into its future. Itasca, having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1990, continues to control its development according to the individuality of its past.

The overall growth and development of the Village has and is being controlled by the Comprehensive Plan that was first adopted in 1942 and has been amended in 1959, 1979, and 1993.

Shirley H. Ketter, the first female Mayor of Itasca [6] monumentally served as Village President of Itasca from 1983 to 1997. [7] Former Mayor Ketter is after whom Itasca's Ketter Drive was named in 1999 in honor of her role with the Hamilton Lakes Business Park, which according to Mayor Gigi Gruber, Ketter "created and developed the whole Hamilton project." [7]

Outstanding residential neighborhoods, first-rate schools, and beautiful parks distinguish Itasca as a quality community. Most importantly, we have worked to retain our small town charm with a lovely historic district and churches of all architectural styles. [5]

According to the 2010 census, Itasca has a total area of 5.073 square miles (13.14 km 2 ), of which 4.95 square miles (12.82 km 2 ) (or 97.58%) is land and 0.123 square miles (0.32 km 2 ) (or 2.42%) is water. [9]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910333 30.1%
1920339 1.8%
1930594 75.2%
1940787 32.5%
19501,274 61.9%
19603,564 179.7%
19704,638 30.1%
19807,129 53.7%
19906,947 −2.6%
20008,302 19.5%
20108,649 4.2%
2019 (est.)9,805 [2] 13.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 8,302 people, 3,179 households, and 2,257 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,688.8 people per square mile (651.5/km 2 ). There were 3,258 housing units at an average density of 662.7 per square mile (255.7/km 2 ). The racial makeup of the village was 88.04% White, 1.69% African American, 0.26% Native American, 5.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.72% from other races, and 2.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.00% of the population.

There were 3,179 households, out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $88,282 and the median income for a family was $101,891. [12] Males had a median income of $51,816 versus $35,541 for females. The per capita income for the village was $34,117. About 3.1% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Itasca's residential neighborhoods, for the most part, straddle the railroad tracks running through the village. The railroad splits the town into the "North Side" and the "South Side". (Itasca has two unincorporated neighborhoods west of Rohlwing Road: Nordic Hills near the intersection of Rohlwing and Bloomingdale Roads, and the Ranchettes near the intersection of Rohlwing and Irving Park Roads).

The four main are only four railroad crossings in Itasca, from west to east: IL 53/Rohlwing Road, Catalpa Street, Walnut Street, and CR 10/Prospect Avenue and several others in the Industrial Parks.

Walnut Street, between Bloomingdale Road and Division Street, is generally regarded as Itasca's "downtown". There is a 7-11, dry cleaners, Cucina Casale Italian Restaurant, Daddy O's Diner, Kean's Bakery, the train station, Tree Guys Pizza Pub, as well as Wine With Me and Helix Camera & Video. The town's landmarks include Itasca Baptist Church, and Usher Park, which is on Walnut Street. A riverwalk was recently added, and Gigi Gruber Lane is a tribute to former mayor Gigi Gruber. Irving Park Road between Interstate 290 and First Street is also a commercial corridor, as well as the home of the town's Municipal Campus (library, museum, pool, fire station, and police station/village hall). West of I-290, Irving Park Road remains commercial, but with more national chain businesses (Holiday Inn, Subway, etc.) The Itasca post office is also on this stretch. The Holiday Inn located on Irving Park Road is in the process of being sold to the Haymarket Center, a drug rehabilitation company. This change is currently [ when? ] being contested by the citizens of Itasca!

Prior to 1995, Itasca's School District 10 had one PreK-5 elementary school on each side of town: Franzen School on the North Side and Raymond Benson Primary School (formerly Washington School) on the South Side. (Upon entering 6th grade, all students attend Peacock Jr. High (later renamed Peacock Middle School) on the town's North Side. Itasca is served by High School District 108, Lake Park High School in nearby Roselle).

Beginning with the 1995-1996 school year, the elementary schools were consolidated: Benson Primary School, formerly Washington School, would become PreK-2nd Grade Franzen Intermediate School would become 3rd-5th Grades.

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and School offered elementary education in Itasca from 1963 until its closure in 2010.

St. Luke Lutheran Church and School dates back to 1885. The Church and school were relocated to their current location at Washington and Rush street in 1961.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world's largest insurance brokerage firms, Midas and Fellowes, Inc. headquarters are located in Itasca. In 2014, Itasca-based LaunchPoint was ranked #100 in the Inc. (magazine) list of 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. [13] Additionally, PrimeCo had its headquarters in Itasca. [14] In 1946 Hugh S. Knowles founded Knowles Electronics in Itasca.

Itasca has a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line, which provides daily rail service between Elgin and Chicago (at Union Station).

The town is also located at the junction of Interstate 290, Veterans Memorial Tollway, and the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway, making Itasca a prime location for commerce and industry in the northwest suburbs.

State Highway 19 (Irving Park Road), which connects Chicago and Elgin, runs east–west through the center of town. State Highway 53 (Rohlwing Road) runs north–south through the western edge of the village.

Much of Itasca's charm lies in its history. Itasca's historic downtown and neighborhoods lend the village that small town quality that makes residents and visitors feel at home. These homes and buildings, dating back as far as the 1850s, give the village its identity as a charming oasis within the Chicago metropolitan area.

The task of ensuring that Itasca's historic structures are protected and cherished now and by future generations lies with the Itasca Historic Commission, a group of dedicated residents appointed by the mayor. Equally important, the Commission's role is to help residents renovate and expand historic homes and businesses as efficiently and cost effectively as possible while maintaining the buildings' character, charm and compatibility with surrounding buildings.

Our History

What Itasca Bank & Trust Co. is today can be found in the heritage of two families the Franzens and the Menschings. H.H. Franzen came to Itasca in 1888. Two years later, he found his real vocation when he teamed up with two brothers to open their first bank. Over the next half-century, &ldquoFranzen&rdquo banks sprang up in many surrounding towns. H. H. was a founder of the Roselle State Bank in 1903, and The Itasca State Bank in 1916. He is said to have been involved in founding over a dozen suburban banks. H.H.&rsquos banking acumen was reflected by the fact that both the Itasca and Roselle banks survived the Great Depression.

In 1948 Itasca State Bank moved to Bensenville where there had not been a bank since 1933. H.H.&rsquos son Elmer then founded The Itasca State Bank (the current bank) to replace the old Itasca State Bank. In 1978 The Itasca State Bank became known as Itasca Bank & Trust Co. when it added a Trust Department.

In 1955, Glenn Mensching was named President of The Itasca State Bank upon the retirement of his father-in-law, Elmer Franzen. A colleague once summed up the secret of Glenn&rsquos success: &ldquoMost bankers lend money to projects Mr. Mensching makes loans to people.&rdquo

Glenn Mensching served as President of Itasca Bank & Trust Co. for twenty-eight years. Upon his retirement in 1983, Art Binneboese was elected President and served until 1985. Art was an original employee of the Bank. Jack Mensching became President in 1985. In February of 2015, Jack Mensching assumed the new position of Chief Executive Officer and retired in 2017. He retained his position as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and will remain in that position for up to ten years. James R. Mensching was elected to President of Itasca Bank & Trust Co. at the Bank&rsquos February, 2015 Board Meeting. As the Bank&rsquos fifth President in their seventy-year history, Jim Mensching said he is both delighted and honored to lead the Bank that his grandfather started. He understands what Itasca Bank & Trust Co. has done for the community and its shareholders, employees and customers. Carrying on that work is important to him. &ldquoI am proud to be associated with the Bank and will do everything I can to keep us just as proud on into the future,&rdquo he stated.

The growth of Itasca Bank & Trust Co. mirrored the growth of Itasca, Illinois. In 1948, the year it was chartered, the Bank welcomed returning World War II veterans as they looked to live the dreams they held onto during the war, helping over a thousand people buy their first home, and hundreds buy their first car.

From the 1960&rsquos through the 1980&rsquos, Itasca Bank & Trust Co. wrote approximately fifty percent of all residential mortgages in Itasca and adjoining towns. With the increase of commercial business moving into the area, the Bank&rsquos commercial business grew. The Bank helped many new businesses get started, funding a dream that may have started in a garage or basement. The Bank helped countless other businesses grow and prosper, working with them through economic ups and downs, covering payroll in some cases to help keep business growing. Many long-time commercial customers tell of getting a loan from the Bank secured by a handshake from Glenn Mensching.

As the years progressed, Itasca Bank & Trust Co. added new products and services to address the needs of its customers: the Trust Department, Investment Services, Remote Deposit Capture, and Mobile Banking. The Bank also introduced the Women&rsquos Initiative SM , which for twenty-one years has provided informative programs that celebrate and enhance the many roles of women, from personal interest to business and financial focus.

In 2018 Itasca Bank & Trust Co. celebrated its 70th anniversary. The Bank continues looking forward to many years of helping shape a stronger financial future for our customers, our communities, and our country.

Site of fatal crashes two weeks apart, Itasca County intersection confounds authorities

NASHWAUK — John Latimer arrived with family members Wednesday morning at the intersection of Itasca County roads 57 and 336 to pay respects to his deceased nephew.

"He was a gentle giant," Latimer, 43, said, of 17-year-old Joseph Michael Latimer, of Grand Rapids, who died at the rural intersection Tuesday.

The younger Latimer was killed along with 51-year-old EMS worker Troy Edward Boettcher, of Warba, when their ambulance was struck by a dump truck. The boy was being transported to Grand Rapids after having experienced a medical emergency. The ambulance was struck broadside on the passenger side as it crossed County Road 57 heading south.

"We wanted to come out to kind of memorialize him in our own little way," the uncle said as he surveyed the scene.

The crash was the second fatal incident at the intersection in just over two weeks, occurring where Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer Sarah Grell was killed in a crash May 24.

The likelihood of such a remote intersection yielding twin tragedies so close together is confounding, and has caused ripple effects throughout the network of agencies involved.

Next week, the Minnesota State Patrol, Itasca County Sheriff's Office and transportation department, as well as the Minnesota Department of Transportation, will hold an emergency meeting about the intersection, sources said. MnDOT's Duluth office confirmed its involvement even though it has no jurisdiction over the roadways involved.

"We j ust want to get everyone in the same place," said Karin Grandia, Itasca County engineer.

Until then, the county transportation department has placed additional stop-ahead signage in advance of the intersection at the request of the sheriff's office.

According to Grandia, until May there'd only been one crash involving property damage at the intersection in the previous 10 years — an incident in which a snowplow contacted a vehicle stopped at the stop sign.

"It wasn't a situation where traffic control at the intersection played a role," Grandia said.

The intersection is 3 miles or so from the nearest bait shop, and surrounded in rural Itasca County with other intersections that look similar to it.

It's the type of rural area where flying insects are noticeably larger and in greater abundance.

At the site, evidence of the recent fatal crashes was everywhere — memorials placed by loved ones, automobile glass in the grass, hypodermic needles and plastic gloves from lifesaving efforts, tire paths worn into the ditches, gouges in the pavement made by the violent collisions, and scores of markings on the roadways made by authorities reconstructing the scenes.

"It's not been a bad intersection like this before," said Judy Johnson, of nearby Pengilly. "It's just a freak thing going on."

Johnson drives for a living, ferrying people who attend a local treatment center from all over the state, she said. She drove Wednesday to see the scene for herself.

"I had to stop," she said, offering condolences to the family members there. "The trees aren't blocking anything. That's why it's so weird."

Rep. Spencer Igo, R-Grand Rapids, issued a statement regarding the crashes.

“I am shocked and heartbroken to hear the news of this tragic traffic accident in Itasca County on Tuesday,” Igo said Wednesday. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Northland go out to the friends and family of those involved.”

In both instances, the victims' vehicles were struck by much larger vehicles, including a semitrailer truck in the previous incident.

Because of ongoing State Patrol investigations of the crashes, Grandia was careful about drawing conclusions.

"I have spent a fair amount of time thinking about it the last couple weeks, as it's such a tragic situation for all parties involved," Grandia said. "But my preliminary review is this is not a intersection with a substantial crash history, or very little crash history until now. Traffic control and sightlines do seem to be appropriate."

The meeting with the state and local agencies will put everyone in a room to see what, if anything, can be done in response to the fatal crashes.

Asked if she had any final thoughts, Grandia said: "None other than to extend my sympathies for everyone involved. It's a horrible situation and certainly my thoughts are with those families."

Our History

Our organization was established in 1971 as the Illinois division of a national contracting company.

In 1982, a branch office of Itasca Construction Associates, Inc. was opened in Deerfield Beach, Florida to perform construction services for a national development company in the the South Florida market.

In 1990 we moved our offices to Boca Raton. Other offices of Itasca Construction Associates are located in Tampa, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1981 that division was split off as a separate corporation named Itasca Construction Associates, Inc and purchased by the present Owners. All key personnel remained with the company after purchase.

In 1983, the Florida office was incorporated as a separate entity.

Our organization was established in 1971 as the Illinois division of a national contracting company.

In 1981 that division was split off as a separate corporation named Itasca Construction Associates, Inc and purchased by the present Owners. All key personnel remained with the company after purchase.

In 1982, a branch office of Itasca Construction Associates, Inc. was opened in Deerfield Beach, Florida to perform construction services for a national development company in the the South Florida market.

In 1983, the Florida office was incorporated as a separate entity.

In 1990 we moved our offices to Boca Raton. Other offices of Itasca Construction Associates are located in Tampa, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.

Itasca Construction prides itself on providing the highest level of quality and service on each and every project that we do.

Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary

January 2015
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources awarded a $363,500 OSLAD Grant to the park district for renovation of the Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary located behind the Softball Complex at 651 N. Rohlwing Road. This project will add Itasca's first Dog Park, a nature-based play area, shelter, grill and baggo sets. A separate area will have an interpretive nature trail, concrete and wooden boardwalks and habitat restoration. This grant was on hold and reinstated in 2017. The facility is opening in June 2018. The Barking Lot Dog Park was opened in May 2019.

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