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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

MP FIRE DEPT. OPEN HOUSE: Bring the whole family to learn about fire safety, see emergency vehicles, and more on Saturday (Sept. 23) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at an Open House,Mount Prospect Fire Department Headquarters (112 E. Northwest Hwy.) A free lunch is provided, and you’ll even meet Sparky the Fire Dog! For more info, click here.

GRAVE CONVERSATIONS: Hear stories from Mount Prospect residents of the past during the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery Walk on Saturday (Sept. 23) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet the men and women (portrayed by costumed actors) who helped shape the community we know today. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the cemetery gate on the day of the event or online . This event is held with permission from St. Paul Lutheran Church and sponsored by Friedrichs Funeral Home.

CRUISE NIGHTS: Check out the best classic cars around on Saturday (Sept. 23) from 3 – 9 p.m. at the Bluesmobile Classic Car Show in the Metra Commuter Lot (intersection of Rt. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) Cruise Nights run through the month of October.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Enjoy the last few weeks of fresh fruit and veggies available at the Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Sept. 24) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot (intersection of Rt. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) You’ll also find gourmet treats, and craft items to brighten your home for autumn.

RULES OF THE ROAD CLASS: Brush up on these important rules on Wednesday (Sept. 27) at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Space is limited so take advantage of this free test before your next written exam for your driver’s license renewal. For more info, call the Mount Prospect Human Services Department at 847/870-5680.

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT WORKSHOP: Are you planning a home construction project? Learn about the planning and permit process required of all Mount Prospect residents on Wednesday (Sept. 27) from 6 – 8 p.m. in a free workshop at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Reserve your spot by emailing or by calling 847/818-5289.

CENTENNIAL GOLF OUTING: Celebrate Mount Prospect’s 100th birthday by hitting the links on Thursday (Sept. 28) at 10 a.m. at Mount Prospect Golf Club (600 S. See Gwun Ave.) Enjoy a day filled with contests, raffle prizes, breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a courtesy beverage cart. Get into the spirit by wearing attire from 1917! Prizes will be awarded to the best throwback costume. The cost is $150 for singles and $550 for foursomes. For more details and registration, click here .


—-ARLINGTON HIGH REUNION: Alumni are invited to reconnect with classmates at an Open House on Saturday (Sept. 23) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the former high school location, now Christian Liberty Academy (502 Euclid Ave. AH.) The event will feature an alumni band, The Cardinals, playing hits from the 1960s through 1984 to commemorate the year Arlington closed its doors. Refreshments, a basketball scrimmage, and a photo booth will add to the fun. Tickets are free, but advance registration is encouraged. To register, click here .

—-MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS: Enjoy an afternoon concert on Sunday (Sept. 24) AT 3 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center (2121 N. Goebbert Rd. AH). Singer Maria Muldaur will perform her hit, “Midnight at the Oasis.” This is the first of the five concert series that will include artists Fat Babies, The Newberry Consort, Sones de Mexico and The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $25 at the door or purchase them online .

—- TRAVEL TALKS: Learn about day trips and extended tours for 2018 planned through District 214 Community Education Travel Talks! on Wednesday (Sept. 27) from 2 – 5 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) Breakout sessions will provide in-depth information on the destinations. Attendees should enter through Door 2 at the front of the building by the flagpole; park in Lots A or B. For further details or questions, call 847/718-7709 or email

The Summer of Love kicked off with the (c) Human Be-In held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

This speaker at the Human Be-In went on to become the guru of the Summer of Love. Who was he?
a) John Kerry       b) Timothy Leary       c) Marshal McLuhan       d) Jimi Hendrix

Village of Mount Prospect

50 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Police Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Emergency: 9-1-1

Fire Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Emergency: 9-1-1

Post Office

300 W. Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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
TTY - 1-800/325-0778
M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.