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Mount Prospect offers an active business community, good schools, an excellent library and park districts. There are many small specialty shops and restaurants in the downtown area.

According to the 2010 census, Mount Prospect has a population of 54,167. At the corner of Central Road and Main Street in downtown Mount Prospect, the elevation is 660.5 ft. above sea level. The Village is located at 42 degrees, 31 minutes north latitude and 87 degree, 56 minutes west longitude.

The Village Tree is the Euonymous alatus (aka Burning Bush) and the Village flower is the Snap Dragon.

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This Week in Mount Prospect

DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY: Get in on all the fun this Friday and Saturday (July 21/22) at the Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party at Emerson St. and Busse Ave. There will be great food and entertainment with free activities for the kids on Saturday. On Friday (July 21) the party runs from 4 – 11 p.m. Music groups include Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press plus Sixteen Candles. Come back on Saturday (July 22) from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and hear The Good Mondays, Suburban Cowboys, and Boy Band Review. On Saturday kids can enjoy free rides from Noon – 6 p.m., face painting, inflatables, and more. Pony rides are from 2 – 6 p.m. Join in on all the fun!

CRUISE NIGHT: Check out the classics – the Packard, Hudsons, and Nash cars on Orphan Night on Saturday (July 22) from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Bluesmobile Classic Car Show held in the Metra Commuter Lot (intersection of Rt. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Lions Club.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Take advantage of summer fruits and veggies by visiting the Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (July 23) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot (Rte 83 and Northwest Hwy.) The Farmers Market runs every Sunday through October.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Don’t panic – this is just the theme of the Mt. Prospect Community Band concert on Monday (July 24) at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Band Shell in Lions Memorial Park (411 S. Maple St.) This free concert series runs Monday evenings through July 31. Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blanket – enjoy a “Ravinia” atmosphere right here in town!

LEGACY OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: Learn about Wright’s life and his impact on architectural design on Wednesday (July 25) at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The event honors his 150th birthday. For more info, call 847/253-5675 or click here .

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted or outdated electronics on Wednesday (July 26) from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Mount Prospect Public Works facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items left outside of designated hours will not be collected. This service is available every Wednesday through October. For more info, call the Public Works Dept. at 847/870-5640.

SILENT MOVIE NIGHT: Take a step back in time on Wednesday (July 26) at 8 p.m. and experience silent films featuring Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin shown outdoors at the Mount Prospect Historical Society Museum Campus (101-103 S. Maple St.) Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit beneath the summer skies. Purchase refreshments and ice cream on site and perhaps take a peek inside the restoration of the 1896 Central Schoolhouse. All proceeds support the educational projects of the Society and help pay for upkeep on the more than 100-year-old museum and the one-room schoolhouse. For more info, call 847/392-9006 or click here.

POOL PARTY WITH POLICE: Join the MP Police Department on Thursday (July 27) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. for a fun night of music, swimming pool games, food, giveaways, and much more at Woodland Trails Pool (1500 E. Euclid Ave.) This is a free event and all ages are welcome.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Enjoy “Chicago Style” music with the tribute band CTA on Thursday (July 27) at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Bandshell (411 S. Maple St.) Concessions will be available for purchase; parking is available in the main lot and adjacent commuter lot.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL EYE EXAMS: Students in grades K-12 can get FREE eye exams now through Saturday (Sept. 30) at Lumen Optical (182 Randhurst Village Drive) For more info, call 847/306-7044 or click here .

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-CHIM CHIM CHER-EE: Enjoy the Disney classic Mary Poppins performed by The Kings Players Youth Community Theater Friday-Sunday (July 21-23) at Rolling Meadows High School (2901 Central Rd. RM.) Show times are 7:30 p.m. on July 21 and 22 and at 1:30 p.m. on July 23. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and currently available online  or by calling 800/838-3006. In addition, theater goers can attend the Practically Perfect Character Tea with Mary Poppins and her friends on Sunday (July 23) at 11:30 a.m. A separate $10 ticket is needed for this event and can be purchased by clicking here.

—-FREE COMMUNITY MEALS: Summer suppers are available throughout the week from 6:30 – 8 p.m. This week’s schedule is: Friday (July 21) at Christus Victor Church (1045 S. Arlington Hts. Rd., EGV); Saturday (July 22) at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (411 N. Wheeling Rd. PH.); Sunday (July 23) at St. Paul U.C.C. (401 E. Main, Barrington); Monday (July 24) at Holy Family (2515 Palatine Rd., Inverness); Wednesday (July 26) at Congregational United Church of Christ (1001 W. Kirchoff Rd., AH); and Thursday (July 27) at The Orchard (1330 N. Douglas Ave., AH). All are welcome.

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
The first atomic bomb test was conducted in (b) New Mexico in 1945.

The Minions are back in the movie Despicable Me 3. On what language is the Minion dialect based?
a) Gibberish       b) French      c) Spanish       d) Japanese       e) all of the above


Village of Mount Prospect

50 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/392-6000

Police Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/870-5656
Emergency: 9-1-1

Fire Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/870-5666
Emergency: 9-1-1

Post Office

300 W. Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/392-2731
M-F 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Social Security Office

705 N. Wheeling Road
Mount Prospect, Il 60056
1-800/772-1213
TTY - 1-800/325-0778
M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.