Community Information

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.

Village Vibe

This Week in Mount Prospect

READING RESOLUTION: It’s a new year! Join the fun at the Fiction/AV/Teen Desk by participating in the Reading Resolutions Winter Reading Program running now until Tuesday (Feb. 28.) Choose from staff suggestions or create your own reading goals. Check in after you’ve finish each one for a chance to win prizes. For more info, click here  or call 847/253-5675.

WRITERS GROUP: Are you working on a novel, short story, or non-fiction piece that requires some feedback? Join the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (Jan. 17) from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2A of the Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The group is open to all adult writers with all levels of writing experience, in all genres. Bring up to five double-spaced pages and copies to share for a friendly and constructive critique. A modest fee is required on a quarterly basis. Make 2017 the year you become a published author! For more info, contact camsrobbins@yahoo.com.

BIRD FEEDER EXCHANGE: Bring your used, abused and tired bird feeder to The Wildbird Shack (854 E. Northwest Hwy.) and receive a 15% savings on a new feeder. This offer is valid until Tuesday (Jan. 21) Don’t forget our winged friends this winter! For more info, call 847/873-0409.

BIRD WATCHING: Have you seen the Wildbird Shack posters around town? When you spot one, take a picture or selfie with the poster in the background and remember the location. Head on over to the Wildbird Shack (854 E. Northwest Hwy) with your picture and collect your free treasure! For more info, call 847/873-0409.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-U.S. CITIZENSHIP CLASSES: Those seeking citizenship can attend Saturday classes January 7 through April 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Schaumburg Library’s Hoffman Estates Branch (1550 Hassell Rd.) Participants must bring their green card to register for the first class. The classes will offer practice in reading and writing in English, learning how to answer questions from the N-400 application, and discussion on obstacles and challenges to becoming a U. S. citizen. For more info, contact Helen Stewart at 847/923-3387 or email her at hstewart@stdl.org.

—-SKATE WITH THE GREATS: Hockey fans can meet and skate with current and former Chicago Blackhawk players on Saturday (Jan. 14) from 2 – 4 p.m. at Rosemont’s entertainment district ice rink. Current Blackhawk defenseman Duncan Keith will sign autographs as well as legendary goalie Tony Espisito. Chicago Blackhawk alumni Murray Bannerman, Daniel Carcillo, Eric Daze, Ben Eager, Cliff Koroll, and Reggie Kerr are among the players with whom participants can skate. All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.For more info and tickets, click here  .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first group of honorees in 1986. Of the 159 total inductions in the Performers category, 135 have been male solo performers or male groups. Only 10 solo female performers and 13 groups containing at least one female have been added since the first woman was inducted. Who was the first female performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
a) LaVern Baker       b) Etta James       c) Aretha Franklin       d) Janis Joplin

(Above taken from This-Day-In-History.)


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.