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

sparkyMPFD OPEN HOUSE: Bring the kids to a fun and educational fire safety event on Saturday (Sept. 24) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mount Prospect Fire Station 13 (112 E. Northwest Hwy.) They will learn emergency preparedness through special demonstrations, enjoy a YMCA Climbing Wall, and see fire trucks, ambulances and special rescue vehicles on display. A free lunch will be provided. Sparky will be there too! For more info, call 847/870-5660.

GREEN CRUISIN’: See what electric cars and alternative fuel have to offer at the Automobile Green Night on Saturday (Sept. 24) from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Metra commuter parking lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) This is the second to last Bluesmobile event of 2016, so don’t miss it!

FARMERS’ MARKET: Enjoy the bounty of the last few weeks of the Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Sept. 25) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra commuter lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) Make this a must-stop on your weekend schedule.

BIKE RIDES: Gear up for a 51-mile ride, tagged “Paula’s Algonquin Scrambler” on Sunday (Sept. 25) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with the Mount Prospect Bike Club. Riders will depart from Frontier Park (1933 N. Kennicott Dr. AH.) Looking for a less ambitious ride? Join the Club on Thursday (Sept. 29) from 6 – 7:30 p.m (lights are required) This group departs from Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) For more info, click here .

PLANT FOR SPRING: Get out your gardening tools! In celebration of the Village’s upcoming Centennial, the Mount Prospect Historical Society is holding an online flower bulb fundraiser. The color purple is the designated favorite, so the Society is selling Dutch Mill Bulbs and offering several purple options: Blueberry Ripple, Alibi Tulips, and Purple Drumsticks. All are guaranteed to grow and bloom, and MPHS earns fifty percent profit on every sale. For more info, click here or call 847/392-9006.

PLAN 4 RAND ROAD: Offer your input at a Community Open House on Monday (Sept. 26) from 6 – 8 p.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) You’ll hear discussions and development plans for the Rand Road Corridor, including intersection improvements, land use for key sites, and urban and site design concepts for public and private properties. The plan for Rand Road is to identify easier and quicker connections for drivers, pedestrian, bicyclists and commuters to and along the corridor. Now is the time to speak up! To learn more, click here .

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted electronics at the Mount Prospect Public Works Facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) on Wednesday (Sept. 28) 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. The service is available every Wednesday through the end of October.

MP CONSOLIDATED ELECTION: On Tuesday (April 4, 2017) Mount Prospect voters will elect a Village President (Mayor) and three trustees to serve on the Mount Prospect Village Board and four trustees to serve on the Mount Prospect Public Library Board. Those interested in running must file nominating petitions with the Office of the Mount Prospect Village Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Candidate packets are available online .

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-FURLONG FEST: Enjoy a unique festival experience supporting the Autism Society of Illinois Friday through Sunday (Sept. 23-25) at Arlington Park Racetrack (2200 W. Euclid Ave. AH.) Musical entertainment will rock all weekend, including Mount Prospect’s very own Lee DeWyze who will perform on Saturday night. For a complete schedule of events, click here .

—-JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE: Take a trip back in time with favorites like Sunshine on My Shoulders, Take Me Home, Country Roads and more John Denver classics on Sunday (Sept. 25) at 3 p.m. when singer James Garrett performs at Forest View Educational Center Theater (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) Garrett became friends with Denver in 2007 and continues to play his music in Branson, MO. Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $20/adults. Children K-12 are admitted free of charge with a paying adult. You can purchase tickets at the door, by calling 847/718-7702 or by clicikng here .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
If you attended the Banned Book program held at the Library last week, you would know the most challenged book of 2015 was (c) Looking for Alaska.

Book titles often change before publication. What was the working title of the book  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen?

a) Mr. Bennett’s Daughters      b) First Impressions      c) Darcy’s Destiny      d) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


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.