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

Memorial dayMEMORIAL DAY: In observance of Memorial Day on Monday (May 30) the Main and South branches of the Library will be closed. Although the buildings are not open, you still have 24/7 access to conduct research with our online resources, register for upcoming programs, and renew items and place holds through the My Account . Need a book? Pick up an e-book or audiobook through MyMediaMall at any time. Remember to fly Old Glory in honor of those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: Participate in or watch the parade on Monday (May 30) beginning at 9:30 a.m. To march along, line up at Emerson Street and Busse Avenue between 9 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. The parade begins at 9:40 a.m. in front of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) and heads south on Emerson Street to Lincoln Street to the Veterans Memorial Band Shell for a special ceremony at Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) The key note speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Matthew J. Yandura, a decorated combat veteran who is currently serving as the Chair and Professor of Military Science at Loyola University Chicago. For more info, call 847/577-5374. A big thank you to sponsor Prospect V.F.W. 1337.

CRUISE NIGHTS: Get an eye-full of some sweet Chevys at Bluesmobile Night Saturday (May 28) from 6 – 9 p.m. in the West Commuter Parking Lot (corner of Rt. 83 & Northwest Hwy.) Rose Hill Revival provides the tunes. Summer is off to a rockin’ start!

YOUR BIKE IS CALLING: Join the Mount Prospect Bike Club on Sunday (May 29) from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a 28-30-mile ride to Deer Park. The group departs from Meadows Park (1401 W. Gregory.) The Thursday (June 2) ride departs at 6:30 p.m. from Lions Park (401 S. Maple.) For a full schedule of rides this season, click here .

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Responsibly dispose of small electronics on Wednesday (June 1) and consecutive Wednesdays through October from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Mount Prospect Public Works facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) Clear the clutter and take advantage of this great service. For more info on acceptable items, call 847/870-5680. Items brought to the facility outside of designated hours will not be collected.
NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-FUN @ THE TRACK: Gather family and friends for a fun Memorial Day weekend at Arlington Park Race Course (2200 W. Euclid Ave. AH.) Friday (May 27) is College Day; visit Saturday (May 28) for a BBQ Bash; Sunday (May 29) is State Fair Family Day; and Monday (May 30) is Memorial Day. Choose a day (or two) to jumpstart your summer fun! For more information, click here .

—-RIDE AND GLIDE: Join local cyclists on Saturday (May 28) beginning at 9:15 a.m. for a 15-mile (or four-mile starter loop) bike tour of Arlington Heights. Riders will leave from North School Park (500 E. Miner St.) with route guidance from members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission and the Arlington Heights Park District Bike Patrol. Day-of registration opens at 8 a.m. From 8 – 9 a.m. after registration, participants can have their bicycle checked by a mechanic, enjoy some stretching along with a granola bar and fruit. All riders are asked to wear a helmet and be familiar with rules of the road and basic bicycle operation.For more information/registration, click here.

—-BIKE THE DRIVE: Take over Lake Shore Drive on your bicycle Sunday (May 29.) See a sunrise over Lake Michigan, hear the birds sing and enjoy the view of Chicago’s Skyline as you experience the best of the city on a bike! For complete details and registration information, click here . The event benefits Active Transportation Alliance, a non-profit member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit safe, convenient and fun.

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
(B) Clara Barton was one of the founders of the American Red Cross.

Memorial Day, a federal holiday honoring those who have died in the service of our country, was originally called:

a) Remembrance Day       b) Wreath Day       c) Decoration Day       d) Blue-Grey Day


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.