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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

EARLY VOTING: On Tuesday (April 4) Mount Prospect voters will vote to elect a Village President (Mayor), three trustees to serve on the Mount Prospect Village Board, and four trustees to serve on the Mount Prospect Public Library Board. Registered residents may vote early beginning now through Monday (April 3) in the first floor Community Room of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Early voting hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday (April 3) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

HEAVENLY MUSIC: Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the harp on Sunday (March 26) at 3 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center Theater (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH) when The Chicago Harp Quartet performs. The event is part of the Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association in partnership with District 214 Community Education. Admission is $20/adults; free for children in grades K-12 with a paying adult. Tickets will be available at the door, or through District 214 by calling 847/718-7702 or by clicking here . The Chicago Harp Quartet has performed on WFMT Chicago, at the Lyon & Healy festivals and concerts, and at the 41st National Conference of the American Harp Society in New Orleans, among many other venues.

LOW VISION PRODUCTS: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy, attend a product demonstration on Wednesday (March 29) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Wheeling Township Headquarters (1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH.) Sponsored by The Chicago Lighthouse, you’ll get a hands-on experience with the latest devices including CCTV reading machines, talking clocks and watches, new sunwear, independent living aids, kitchen products, and much more. For more info, call 1-800/919-3375.

POETS SPEAK @ OAKTON: Hear poets Jamila Woods and Kevin Coval read some of their work on Wednesday (March 29) at 6 p.m. at the Chicago Writers Series event held in the Footlik Theater of Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd. DP.) Admission is free, and a book signing and reception will follow the reading. Both Woods and Coval are artistic directors of Young Chicago Authors. The organization encourages self-expression and literacy through creative writing, performance, and publication. For more info, contact Lynn Woodbury at 847/635-1953 or by email at

DISTRICT 214 ALUMNI EVENT: Alumni of High School District 214 are invited to a networking event on Thursday (March 30) from 7:30 – 9 a.m. in the Daily Herald Office Center (155 E. Algonquin Rd. AH.) The morning will include a continental breakfast and plenty of time for reminiscing. Bob Paddock, Arlington High School class of ’63 will welcome the group and Jeff Przybylo, Forest View High School ’86, will serve as emcee. Bring a guest and wear your school colors or business attire. The price is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. All funds raised will benefit the District 214 Education Foundation. Register online , selecting the “Social Studies” link.

The 300-acre parcel that eventually became the Kensington Business Center was originally the home of (a) Northern Illinois Gas.

What year did Prospect High School open?
a) 1937            b) 1947          c) 1957            d) 1967

Village of Mount Prospect

50 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Police Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Emergency: 9-1-1

Fire Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Emergency: 9-1-1

Post Office

300 W. Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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
TTY - 1-800/325-0778
M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.