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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

TRIVIA NIGHT: Gather some pals on Friday (Feb. 24) from 6 – 9 p.m. for the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce Trivia Night held at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Bring your own food/snacks/beverages and reserve a table for 8-10 people. The cost is $200 per table. Be creative – choose your team name, bring decorations for your table and wear costumes! For more info, call 847/398-6616.

FREEZE FEST: Set aside Friday (Feb. 24) from 5 – 8 p.m. for an evening of turf games, archery, arts and crafts, entertainment and more at The Zone (550 E. Business Center Drive.) This is a free event open to kids of all ages. Knock out the winter doldrums at The Zone. For more info, call the River Trails Park District at 847/255-1200.

JAZZ IN THE MEADOWS: Hear more than 100 jazz bands representing 60 schools from five states on Saturday (Feb. 25) from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Rolling Meadows High School (2901 Central Rd.) The Grand Finale Concert will include a performance by guest artist Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet. Coffin is a member of the Dave Matthews band, a three-time Grammy winner and a 14-year former member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Tickets are available at the door, and come in several package options. A family of up to four can purchase a full-day pass for $35. Breakfast, lunch, and snack options will be available throughout the day. For more info, click here .

HARPER CRAFT SHOW: Find a unique gift for yourself or someone else at more than 200 booths on Saturday (Feb. 25/ 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or Sunday (Feb. 26/10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Fine Art & Craft Show at Harper College Building M (1200 W. Algonquin Rd. PAL.) Admission is $5. Those ages 11 and under are admitted free of charge. Parking is free. For more info, call 847/301-8543.

SUMMER CAMP EXPO: Explore your options for summer day camps and family campgrounds on Sunday (Feb. 26) at 2 p.m. at the Allstate Arena (6920 Mannheim Rd. ROSEMONT) Enter for a chance to win $500 in Camp Cash. Use promo code CAMPER to get $7 off your ticket. Get tickets by clicking here .

DANCE TROUPE PERFORMS: Experience Africa’s culture through dance on Saturday (Feb. 25) at 6 p.m. when Uganda-based Nidere Troupe performs to indigenous percussive, stringed, and wind instruments in the Harper College Theater, Building J (1200 W. Algonquin Rd. PAL.) This is a free event. For more info, call 847/925-6100.

HEART AWARENESS EVENT: Attend a free community event focused on a heart-healthy diet, blood pressure screenings, and more on Tuesday (Feb. 28) from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Community Hospital auditorium (800 W. Central Rd. AH.) NCH Executive Chef Rosa Parks will create a heart-healthy dish featuring spices, rather than salt. Cardiologist Dr. Steven Lupovitch will discuss the importance of cardiovascular screenings; Dr. John Onufer will give an overview on the risk of stroke and heart disease; and Dr. Sapan Desai will discuss cardio vascular disease. Registration is required by by clicking here or by calling 847/618-4968.

THE SHAKESPEARE PROJECT: See and hear Shakespeare in a new light on Tuesday (Feb. 28) from 7 – 9:15 p.m. during a presentation of The Changeling at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The theatrical reading is presented by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation. To register, click here or call 847/253-5675.

D214 AUCTION: High School District 214 Education Foundation is holding an online auction until Tuesday (Feb. 28) boasting more than eighty items for a combined value of $13,000. Among the items up for bid are tickets to see the Chicago production of Hamilton. For more info, click here or call 847/718-7708.

PANEL TO DISCUSS TRUMP’S FIRST 30 DAYS: District 214 Community Education will host a panel of journalists and a college professor for a free, conversational review of the President’s first thirty days in office on Thursday (March 2) at 7 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) The non-partisan event is part of a continued effort to engage the community on topics of importance. Audience members may submit questions for consideration as they arrive. Seating is limited. For reservations, click here.

COFFEE WITH THE COPS: Enjoy an informal setting to discuss your concerns and community issues with local police on Thursday (March 2) from 9 – 11 a.m. at Jelly Cafe (1784 W. Golf Rd.) Build relationships with those who serve and protect!

UNLIMITED ART & WRITING CONTEST: Submissions of art and writing are being sought from residents who live within District 214 boundaries. Entries can include short stories of fewer than 1500 words, poems, and artwork, from traditional drawings and paintings to photography and multimedia. The deadline is Monday (March 13). All entries must be submitted by email to herald.contest@d214.org .

GLASS SLIPPER PROJECT: Young ladies in need of a prom dress and accessories can once again turn to Zengeler Cleaners who coordinates with The Glass Slipper Project by collecting gently used prom dresses leading up to a series of shopping Saturdays in late April and early May. They even have the assistance of a personal shopper! For more information about the donation/location specifics, visit Zengeler Cleaners or call 847/272-6550.

RARE COIN SETS FOR AUCTION: To mark Mount Prospect’s Centennial, the Village’s Centennial Commission is sponsoring an online auction of several commemorative items, including boxed sets of 50th anniversary coins from 1967 and a silver coin marking the 75th anniversary. Other items include framed posters signed by photographer Mike Zarnek. Bidding on all the items will remain active until Sunday Dec. 3, 2017. For more info or to place your bid, click here.

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
In early Mount Prospect, the General Store’s first proprieter was (a) Christian Geils. He bought the triangle of land for $4.18 in back taxes.

In order to incorporate, a community had to have at least 300 residents. Mount Prospect was stuck at 299. What was the name of the baby that gave them the required number of residents?

a) Frank Biermann      b) Louis Busse      c) Charles Behlendorf      d) Norman Pohlman


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.