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

arborIRISH FEST: Enjoy one of Mount Prospect’s most popular events on Friday (April 29) from 5 – 11 p.m. and Saturday (April 30) from 1 – 11 p.m. at Emerson St. and Busse Ave. Irish food, entertainment, and activities make this a fun event. The group, They Might Be Irish performs on Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. From 8 – 11 p.m, The Larkin and Moran Brothers perform. New this year is a performance by The Bagpipes and Drums of the Emerald Society of The Chicago Police Department. Saturday’s lineup includes, Tully, Sullivan and The Trinity Irish Dancers, The Dooley Brothers, Mulligan’s Stew and They Might Be Irish. For specific times and other events, click here .

ARBOR DAY PLANTING: Join the Mount Prospect Public Works Department, Village officials, students and staff from Forest View Elementary School on Friday (April 29) at 9:30 a.m. as they plant an “Exclamation” London Planetree in the parkway near the intersection of Deborah Lane and Estates Drive (1901 W. Estates Dr.) Forest View students will perform songs and poems to commemorate the occasion. Public Works Mascot P.W. Paws will also make a special appearance. The Village will also commemorate the 31st consecutive year it has received the Tree City USA award from the Arbor Day Foundation.

SENIOR EXPO: “Swing into Spring” on Friday (April 29) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Golf Mill Shopping Center (Niles.) You’ll be treated to health screenings, information on how to improve your finances, and other ways to make your life better. Browse area business booths and be entertained by the music of Randy Walker as he performs “A Tribute to Roy Orbison.” Take home goodies from the folks at MaineStreamers and dozens of exhibiting organizations and companies. This is a free event!

SPRING SWEEP RECYCLING: Dispose of documents, electronics and used bicycles on Saturday (April 30) from 9 a.m. – Noon at Arlington International Racecourse (2200 W. Euclid Ave. AH) This three-way sweep is sponsored by the Village of Arlington Heights Special Events Commission. For details on specific items being collected, click here  .

DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: Responsibly dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs on Saturday (April 30) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by bringing them to one of three nearby police departments: Mount Prospect (112 E. Northwest Hwy.); Prospect Heights (14 East Camp McDonald Rd.); and Arlington Heights (200 E. Sigwalt St.) Only pills or patches are accepted. Day liquids, needles, and sharps will not be accepted. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs.For more information/locations, click here.

BIKE RIDES: Pull out your bike and join the Mount Prospect Bike Club on Sunday (May 1) at 9 a.m. for Paula’s Randhurst-Long Grove Loop. Meet at Panera at Randhurst Village. The ride is about 35 miles. The Thursday (May 5) ride departs from Lions Park (401 S. Maple) at 6:30 p.m. sharp. For more info, click here.

EARLY BIRD SUMMER POOL PASSES: Enjoy a great summer at the River Trails Park District pool by purchasing an early bird pass now until Monday (May 2) at Weiss Community Center (1500 E. Euclid Ave.) For more info, call 847/255-1200.

BUSINESS OWNERS RESOURCES: Entrepreneurs and small business owners can learn more about the local resources that will help build their business on Tuesday (May 3) from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Participants must respond by Sunday (May 1) to secure a spot by clicking here or by calling 847/818-5312. Programs scheduled include Business Planning, Data and Market Research, Networking and Promotion, and Financing Options.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: Learn what is happening in River Trails School District 26 on Tuesday (May 3) at 7 p.m. at the Educational Service Center (1900 E. Kensington Rd.) For more info, call 847/297-4120.

BLOOD DRIVE: Help save a life by donating blood on Thursday (May 5) from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson.) Donors must be healthy, 17-years-old and weigh at least 110 pounds. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome. Donating blood takes only about a half hour of your time and can benefit so many.

ANNUAL COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Join the MP Interfaith Council and the MP Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Community Breakfast on the National Day of Prayer on Thursday (May 5) at 7:30 a.m. at Bristol Palace Banquets (828 E. Rand Rd.) For more info/tickets, call 847/398-6616.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Responsibly dispose of small electronics on Wednesday (May 4) and consecutive Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Public Works facility (1700 Central Rd.) Tackle your spring cleaning and take advantage of this great resource! For more info, cal 847/870-5640.

LAST CALL: Time is running out to get your MP vehicle stickers which must be displayed on May 1. Village Hall will be open on Saturday (April 30) from 9 a.m. to Noon. For more info or to purchase your vehicle sticker online, click here  .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
The first Earth Day was held on April 22 (b) 1970.

The Chicago Blackhawks failed to defend their Stanley Cup losing to the St.Louis Blues in the first round of the playoffs. Which NHL team claims the longest consecutive string of Stanley Cup titles?

a) Detroit Red Wings       b) Montreal Canadiens       c) Toronto Maple Leafs       d) New York Islanders


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.