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

kids-pantrySUPPORT KID’S PANTRY: If you have or know a youngster in need of gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, or sports equipment, visit The Kid’s Pantry on Friday (Oct. 21) from 3 – 8 p.m. or Saturday (Oct. 22) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Christian Life Church (400 E. Gregory St.) A photo ID is required at registration. This is a free giveaway to help the youngest in our community! Please do not bring children or strollers during Friday’s giveaway. For more info, call 224/334-2074 or click here  .

MONSTER’S BASH: Don your best costume and join the festivities on Friday (Oct. 21) from 4 – 7 p.m. at this annual Halloween event held at Weiss Community Center (1500 E. Euclid Ave.) All ages are welcome to decorate pumpkins, trick or treat, and play carnival games. Capture the fun by taking some pictures in the photo booth. Don’t wait for Halloween to celebrate the season – come on out to this free event. For more info, click here .

DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION EVENT: Gather outdated and sensitive documents and bring them to a shredding event on Saturday (Oct. 22) from 9 a.m. – Noon at Arlington Park Race Track (2121 Northwest Hwy. – in the parking lot behind the train station at SW corner of Northwest Hwy. and N. Wilke Rd.) Paper documents must be brought in either paper shopping bags or boxes – NO PLASTIC BAGS. Please remove metal clips, plastic sleeves, folders and binders. Have ID ready to show you are a member of a SWANNC community. It’s the last one of the season, so get ‘er done!

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: Safely and responsibly dispose of expired and unused prescription medications on Saturday (Oct. 22) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the main lobby of the Mount Prospect Police Department (112 E. Northwest Hwy.) Items such as syringes and liquids will not be accepted. This annual event is in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. For more info, contact the Mount Prospect Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at 847/870-5650.

SPOOKY SWEET THRILLS: Come to a Fall Spooktacular event on Saturday (Oct. 22) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Science Academy of Chicago (501 Midway Drive.) Walk through the Haunted Hallway, Bounce House, enjoy face painting, pumpkin decorating, and much more. For info, call 847/258-5254.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Make your way to the Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Oct. 23) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra Commuter parking lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) Enjoy the season’s bounty from local vendors before they depart for the year!

BIKE RIDES: Enjoy the fall foliage during a bicycle ride with the Mount Prospect Bike Club on Sunday (Oct. 23) beginning at 9 a.m. Click here for departure/location details. The Thursday (Oct. 27) ride departs from Lions Park (411 S. Maple) at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Lights are required on bicycles.

DINE FOR A CAUSE: Help fight against breast cancer by dining at Firehouse Subs on Sunday (Oct. 23) from 10:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. at the Mount Prospect location (1 W. Rand Road.) Fifteen percent of proceeds go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. For more info, call 847/398-9300 or click here .

EARLY VOTING: Take advantage of early voting beginning Monday (Oct. 24 – Nov. 7) by visiting Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St., First Floor Community Room.) Vote Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more info, call the Mount Prospect Village Clerk’s Office at 847/818-5355.

LOW VISION PRODUCTS SHOW: Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy? Learn more about innovative products and enjoy a hands-on experience with the latest adaptive devices on Tuesday (Oct. 25) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) This free event is sponsored by The Chicago Lighthouse.

ACTIVE SENIOR EXPO: Take part in free seminars, health screenings and receive products and services for your active lifestyle on Wednesday (Oct. 26) from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Atlantis Banquets (1273 N. Rand Rd. AH) Hear Ron and Sandie LIVE at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free. No need to register. Just come on by!

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted electronics at the Mount Prospect Public Works Facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) on Wednesday (Oct. 26) between 10 a.m. and Noon. Items brought outside of designated hours will not be collected. This is the last collection for 2016.

PINT SALE: If cooler temps don’t quash your craving for ice cream, then stock up on Capannari ice cream pints Thursday through Sunday (Oct. 27-30) at their end of the season pint sale. Buy three, get the fourth one free. Capannari’s (10 S. Pine St.) will close at 9 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 30.) Stock up on your treats while supplies last.


—-CHICAGO MUSEUM WEEK: Several of Chicago’s top museums will offer discounted admissions, special exhibits, giveaways and activities now through Sunday (Oct. 23.) Illinois residents will receive up to 25% off admission at the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago History Museum, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of Contemporary Art and more. For a complete list of venues, click here  .

—-FAMILY HALLOWEEN CONCERT: The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra will perform a 7 p.m. concert, Bones, Mummies and Tomb Raiders, directed by Chicago actor Randy Steinmeyer and featuring Caroline Carey, Brandon Paul Eells and Lucinda Eells at the Pickwick Theatre (5 S. Prospect Ave. PR.) Begin the evening with trick or treating at 5 p.m. at Hodges Park, followed by a 6:30 p.m. costume parade. For ticket info, click here or call 847/692-7726.

—-SHOWDOWN IN CHICAGO: Watch the rivalry between skaters Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner Friday through Sunday (Oct. 21-23) during Progressive Skate America at the Sears Centre Arena (5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy HE.) For more info, click here .

The working title for Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was a) Atticus.

This Charles Dickens novel had the working title Nobody’s Fault.

a) Oliver Twist       b) Hard Times       c) Little Dorrit        d) Bleak House

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.