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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

PRESIDENT’S DAY: Monday (Feb. 20) is the federal holiday celebrating George Washington’s birthday (Feb. 22, 1732). It is more commonly called President’s Day. The Main Library will be open its usual hours from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m; the South Branch of the Library will be open 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) and all Village Department Offices will be closed on Monday (Feb. 20.) In addition, there is no mail delivery on Monday (Feb. 20), all federal and state offices are closed, and most banks and financial markets are closed.

SKATE TO SAVE HISTORY: Come out for a fun afternoon of inline skating on Monday (Feb. 20) from Noon – 5 p.m. at Central Community Center (1000 W. Central Rd.) The Mount Prospect Historical Society and the Mt. Prospect Park District have teamed up to preserve local history with DJ music and inline skating at the facility. Rent skates for $5 or bring your own (with Park District’s inspection.) All proceeds benefit MPHS educational programs. For more info, call 847/392-9006.

THRIFT STORE HELPS HOMELESS: Free clothing for homeless men, women, and children will be available to those in need on Sunday (Feb. 19) from 2 – 4 p.m. at Community Threads thrift store (250 E. Rand Rd., AH.) Shoppers will be given a 13-gallon bag to fill. Coats, hats, scarves, and gloves will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info, click here .

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES: Anyone preparing to become a U.S. citizen can attend 12-week citizenship classes Mondays and Fridays from February 20 through May 15 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Schaumburg Township District Library (130 S. Roselle Rd. SCH.) Classes offer instruction in the English language to prepare students for their naturalization interview. Participants should bring their green cards. Attendance is free and registration takes place during the first class. For more info, call 847/923-3387.

GIVE KIDS A SMILE CLINIC: Free dental services for children ages 5-15 of low income families takes place on Tuesday (Feb. 21) from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Harper College Dental Hygiene Clinic, Avante Center, Building X, Room X102 on the college campus (1200 W. Algonquin Rd. PAL.) This event is part of the American Dental Association Foundation’s annual Give Kids a Smile initiative. For more details, or to schedule an appointment, call 847/925-6534.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: Learn what is happening in River Trails School District 26 by attending a Board meeting on Tuesday (Feb. 21) at 7:00 p.m. at the Educational Service Center (1900 E. Kensington Rd.) A meet-and-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call 847/297-4120.

WRITERS GROUP: Are you penning a short story, poem, or play and need some friendly, constructive feedback? Join the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (Feb. 21) 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 (approximately 10) with group members for a critique. You’ll receive suggestions and ideas in a welcoming environment designed to sharpen your skills. For more info, email

SCAM ALERT: The United States Postal Service is warning of a scam. Emails claiming to be from the USPS and containing fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery have been received. The email then instructs customers to click on a link to find out when they can expect delivery. Clicking on the link installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your computer.The USPS does NOT use email notification and customers should NOT click on the link. Customers who have questions or wish to report a scam email should call 800-275-8777.

The early founder of Mount Prospect who gave the Village its name was (c) Ezra Eggleston.

The first general store was built on the corner of what is now Northwest Highway and Main Street. Who was the first proprietor?
a) Christian Geils       b) John Moehling c)       Owen Rooney       d) Christian Linnemann

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.