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

National Night Out (color)T-BIRDS AND MORE: It’s Thunderbird Night at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (July 30) from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Metra commuter lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) Along with the classic cars will be the classic sound of Peabody & the Way Backs. Enjoy the evening.

FARMERS’ MARKET: It’s the height of the season for fresh fruits, veggies, and more at the Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (July 31) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Farmers’ Market is held in the Metra commuter lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) and runs every Sunday through Oct. 30.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: The Hoffman Estates Dept. of Health and Human Services will hold an immunization clinic for children ages 2 months to 18 years on Monday (Aug. 1) from 3:30 – 6 p.m. at Village Hall (1900 Hassell Rd., Hoffman Estates.) No appointment is needed but shot records are required. Each vaccination costs $8 residents/$10 non-residents. TB tests ($10/$12 ) will also be given. Cash or checks are accepted. The clinic is intended for children who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicaid. For more info, call 847/781-4850.

WINGS OF FREEDOM: The Wings of Freedom Tour returns to Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling Aug. 1 – 5. Featured planes include the B-17 Flying Fortress; B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”; B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo”; and a P-51 Mustang “Betty Jane” fighter plane. This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these rare treasures of aviation history. Tickets are $12/adults and $6/children under 12 and allow access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. There are also 30-minute flights available for an additional fee. For more info, call 1-800-568-8924.

RULES OF THE ROAD: Brush up on your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driving Program at the Wheeling Twp. Hall (1616 N. Goebbert Rd., AH). The two-session classes will be held on Aug. 1 and Aug. 3 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for AARP members/$20 for non-members. For more info/registration, call 847/259-7300.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: Take a stand against crime at the National Night Out event on Tuesday (Aug. 2) at the Veterans Memorial Band Shell (Lions Park, 411 S. Maple) at 5:30 p.m. The MP Police Department, River Trails Park District, and the MP Park District will sponsor the event. Activities include a donut-eating contest, emergency vehicle displays, music, demonstrations and more. Come out for a fun evening of summer music and help strengthen police-community partnerships. For more info, call 847/870-5650 or click here .

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted electronics at the Mount Prospect Public Works Facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) on Wednesday (August 3) between 10 a.m. and Noon. (Items brought outside of designated hours will NOT be collected.) The service is provided as a cooperative effort between the Village and SWANCC. For more info, call 847/870-5640. Electronics for recycling will be collected every Wednesday through October.

BIKE RIDE: Join the MP Bike Club on their Thursday Evening Ride. The group leaves Lions Park at 6:30 p.m. sharp, travels 12-18 miles on a beginner/intermediate level, and returns to Lions Park around dusk. Lights are required. For more info, click here .

PAINT & SIP: River Trails Park District is offering a fun and unique way to uncork your creativity. Sip some wine while completing a work of art as an experienced instructor leads you step-by-step through the painting process. No experience required! The class will be held on Thursday (Aug. 4) at the Rob Roy Golf Course Clubhouse (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd, PH) from 6 – 8 p.m. Cost is $35 resident/$42 non-resident. For more info/registration, call 847/255-1200.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL FOR A CAUSE: The MP Human Services Dept. is collecting school supplies for families in need living in Mount Prospect. School supplies can be dropped off at collection bins located at Village Hall, the Library, the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin); and all Fire and Police stations. Monetary donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase additional supplies. For more info, call 847/506-4930.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS;
—FILM FESTIVAL: The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival runs through July 31 at Randhurst Cinema. For a complete schedule, click here  .

—FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE: Enjoy live music every Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. at Metropolitan Square in Des Plaines. This Friday (July 29) music from the 50s and 60s will be presented by Rosie and the Rivets. For more info, call 847/827-4406.

—WORLD YOUTH DAY: In solidarity with the World Youth Day being held in Krakow, Poland, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine (Maryville Academy, Central and River rds, DP) will hold an event for local young worshipers. Events will be scheduled from 5 p.m. on Saturday (July 30) through 3 p.m. on Sunday (July 31.) For more information, click here .

—HAIRSPRAY; The musical will be presented by the St. James Theatre (820 N. Arlington Hts. Rd., AH) through Sunday (July 31.) Tickets range in price from $5 – $15. For more details, click here  .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
The hottest official temperature in Chicago was recorded on July 24, 1934, at (b) 105 degrees. The day before (July 23, 1934) an unofficial temperature logged at Midway Airport reached 109 degrees. (Thanks, Tom Skilling!)

On Aug. 1, 1981, a new cable TV channel, devoted entirely to music, debuted. It was appropriately named MTv. Which of the following was NOT among the first week’s rotation of music videos?

a) “Video Killed the Radio Star”      b) “Love Stinks”      c) “Thriller”      d) “You Better Run”


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.