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

221-s-wille-stHOLIDAY HOUSEWALK: Get into a festive spirit on Friday (Dec. 2) from 3:30 – 9 p.m. by visiting Mount Prospect’s St. Mark’s Neighborhood where homes will be decorated in their holiday finery. Floral arrangements and decor are provided by area florists. This marks the 29th year for the Holiday Housewalk sponsored by the Mount Prospect Historical Society. For tickets or more info, click here or call 847/392-9006.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Experience this classic as an old-fashioned radio play on Friday (Dec. 2) at 7 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) TesserAct Theatre Ensemble takes on the roles of beloved characters, recreating the behind-the-scenes feel of a radio play. To register, click here, stop by the Library, or call 847/253-5675.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Get in the holiday mood at the Friendship Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd., DP) Open House on Saturday (Dec. 3) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Music, a holiday train, crafts for kids, hay rides, face painting, and more as well as yummy hot chocolate and cider fill out the event. Beautiful poinsettias will be on display and available for purchase. Santa will also make an appearance! The event is free and sponsored by the MP Park District.

SANTA’S STROLL & CRAFT BEER SAMPLING: Those 21 years and older can enjoy a little holiday cheer on Saturday (Dec. 3) from 2 – 6 p.m. in downtown Mount Prospect. Visit local restaurants and sample beers from local breweries. To register, click here .

HOLIDAY KICKOFF FEST: Welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday (Dec. 3) at 2 p.m. at Randhurst Village (between Charming Charlie and Smokey Bones/148 Randhurst Village Drive.) Enjoy holiday music, entertainment, and special treats from participating Randhurst Village shops. For more info, click here .

HOCKEY FOR HEROES: Support our Veterans through Salute, Inc. on Saturday (Dec. 3) from 4:45 – 9 p.m. by packing the rink at Mount Prospect Ice Arena (1501 Feehanville.) Watch the competition between the Chicago Hornets vs. the Mount Prospect Police and Fire Departments – Sled Hockey and more match-ups! Enjoy pizza, raffles, a bake sale, and a silent auction. Bricks Wood Fired Pizza Cafe will donate 20% of your purchase to Salute, Inc. For more info, call 847/877-2821.

RESUME REVIEW: Get down to business on Saturday (Dec. 3) from 9 – 11 a.m. by having your resume professionally reviewed at a seminar at Saint Mary’s Church (10 N. Buffalo Grove Rd. BG). This free event is sponsored by the Saint Hubert job and Networking Ministry. A Human Resources professional will spend about twenty minutes with you to transform your resume to current standards that will get you noticed! Bring your resume – bring a friend!

COME CELEBRATE: Hear the sounds of the season on Sunday (Dec. 4) when the Northwest Choral Society performs at 4 p.m. at St. Raymond de Penafort Church (301 S. I Oka Ave.) The annual concert will feature two compositions from Joseph M. Martin, “Festival of Carols,” and “Celebration of Light,” a festive Hanukkah original. Other selections include compositions from Bach and a “Baroque Christmas Festival”. Tickets are $25/adults; $20/students and seniors. To purchase, click here or call 224/585-9127.

GARDEN CLUB: Colder temps don’t halt the fun at the Garden Club of Mount Prospect on Wednesday (Dec. 7.) Enjoy the 1:15 p.m. program : “C is for . . . Christmas, cookies, cards, crafts, carols, colors . . ” The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a social hour, followed by a 12:15 p.m. business meeting. The Garden Club meets at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP.) For more info, click here  .

RANDHURST VILLAGE LIGHT SHOW: Get some eye-candy Friday through Saturday (Dec. 3 – 17) from 6 – 8 p.m. when Randhurst Village (corner of Rand and Elmhurst Rds.) presents the Magical Animated Holiday Light Show at Center Court (outside Hampton Inn & Suites.) The 3-D projections feature elves, icicles, snowflakes, and other holiday images set to dramatic music. The show runs every half hour. On December 10 and 17, the show runs at 5 p.m. and is introduced by “Those Funny Little People” dance troupe.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-EMPTY BOWLS AT OAKTON: Benefit a local food charity on Saturday (Dec. 3) from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. by joining in a simple meal of soup in bread at Oakton Community College’s TenHoeve Center (1600 E. Golf Rd., DP) Choose from hundreds of uniquely handcrafted bowls. The donation is $15 per bowl. For more info or to make a tax-deductible donation to Empty Bowls click here .

ROTARY SANTA RUN: Don your running shoes on Saturday (Dec. 3) and take part in a 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk beginning at 10 a.m. in Arlington Heights. You even get a Santa suit! For details and to register, click here .

GUESS WHO IS COMING TO TOWN: Get a photo op with Santa and his reindeer on Sunday (Dec. 4) from Noon – 3 p.m. at Town & Country Mall (intersection of Rand and Arlington Heights Rd. AH). Real reindeer make this a special treat!

ALZHEIMER’S EARLY DETECTION: Are you or a loved one experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes? Attend a program on the warning signs and early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease on Tuesday (Dec. 6) from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Prospect Heights Park District (110 W. Camp McDonald Rd. PH.) Space is limited – reserve your place by calling 847/906-2620.

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
(b) Blue was NOT one of the original M&M colors.

Poinsettias are the highest selling potted plant. About how many are sold each year?

a) about 4 million      b) about 14 million      c) about 24 million      d) about 34 million


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.