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This Week in Mount Prospect

get_covered_illinoisGET COVERED ILLINOIS:The deadline (Feb. 15) is fast approaching! If you don’t have health insurance, meet with a trained navigator for coverage under the Affordable Care Act on Saturday (Jan. 31) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) You’ll receive assistance in accessing the ACA websites and completing the enrollment process. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged. To reserve a time, call 847/392-8682, x 227.

CULTURAL PERFORMANCE: Students taking Mandarin Chinese in Dist. 214, Dist. 211, and Dist. 87 will come present the Chinese Student Cultural Performance on Friday (Jan. 30) in the Hersey High School Theater (1900 E. Thomas, AH) at 7:20 p.m. Students will perform a variety of dances, including the Lion and Dragon dances, songs, poems, and skits. There will be an Erhu performance by professional musician Betti Xiang as well as martial arts demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public.

CAREER FAIR: Meet with area employers who have jobs available at the College of DuPage Career Fair on Saturday (Jan. 31) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in the Physical Education Center Arena (PEC/425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.) For more info, click here .

CELLISTS DEBUT: Hear The Linden Cello Duo of Alexa Muhly and William Cernota perform on Saturday (Jan. 31) at 8 p.m. at the Footlik Theater of Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd., DP.) Selections include works from Bach and the Ottoman Empire, as well as Klezmer classics. General admission tickets are $5, students and seniors pay $3. To order tickets, call 847/635-1900.

FREE RESUME REVIEW: Fine tune this important element of your job search on Saturday (Jan. 31) from 9 – 11 a.m. at Saint Marcelline’s Church (820 S. Springinsguth SCH.) Have one-on-one time with a Human Resources or Search Professional for a twenty-minute review. Sponsored by the Saint Hubert Job & Networking Ministry, you’ll learn how to transform your resume into one that is clear and concise, sells your skills, and is formatted properly. No appointment is necessary. Just stop in during the designated time. Bring a resume – bring a friend!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Discover what is happening in River Trails School District 26 by attending the first of two school board meetings in February on Tuesday (Feb. 3) at 7 p.m. at the Educational Service Center (1900 E. Kensington Rd.) The second meeting will be held on Tuesday (Feb. 17). for more info, call 847/297-4120.

THE GIFT OF LIFE: Help someone in need on Thursday (Feb. 5) by donating blood any time from 3 – 7 p.m. in the first floor Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Donors must be 17-years-old, healthy, and weigh at least 110 lbs. Prepare by eating first and being well hydrated. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome. Donating blood takes only about 30 minutes and it benefits a great number of people.

MOMMY AND ME VALENTINE TEA: Moms, enjoy an authentic high tea with your favorite girl on Saturday (Feb. 7) from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Rob Roy Golf Course Club House (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd. PH) Don your party clothes and enjoy tea served in fine china along with an assortment of sandwiches and other goodies. You’ll play valentine bingo and make a winter craft. Bring your sister, aunt or grandma too! The cost is $11/R, $13/NR for those 15 years-old and older, $8/R, $10/NR for those ages 2 – 14-years-old. Registration deadline is Tuesday, (Feb. 3.) For more info, click here  or call 847/255-1200.

CELEBRATE COMMUNITY CENTENNIAL: Experience three-days that showcase 100 years of excellence in academics and co-curricular activities in School District 214. The fun begins on Thursday (Feb. 5) with a reception prior to the scheduled Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. Former board members and superintendents will be guests and students’ academic achievements will be recognized. On Friday (Feb. 6), from 5 – 8 p.m., the nationally recognized music and theatrical talent will give student performances. On Saturday (Feb. 7), beginning at 10:30 a.m., cheer loud and proud as the boys and girls varsity basketball teams play one another in the daylong Centennial Classic. The final game is played at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free for the games, but there is a charge for concessions. All events take place in the Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) For more info, click here  .

INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE: Seniors with low and moderate incomes can receive free income tax assistance by scheduling an appointment with the Mount Prospect Human Services Department at 847/870-5680. Trained volunteer counselors will be available during the month of February.

CELESTIAL CELEBRATION: Discover who is among Mount Prospect’s 2015 Shining Stars on Friday (Feb. 6) from 6 p.m. – Midnight during the 22nd Annual Gala held at The Cotillion Banquets (360 S. Creekside Dr. PAL.) Sponsored by the Special Events Commission, awards will be presented in different categories. Enjoy dancing, a mystery wine grab, and a silent auction table. The cost is $45/person. Online reservations are available by clicking here. Reserve your tickets to this popular event now.

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
Vivien Leigh worked for 125 days and received about $25,000.

How much did Margaret Mitchell receive for the film rights to her novel, Gone With the Wind?
a) $10,000       b) $25,000       c) $50,000       d) $100,000

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 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

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.