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

garden beeLIBRARY CLOSED LABOR DAY: In observance of Labor Day, the Main and South Branch will be closed on Monday (Sept. 7). While the buildings will be closed, you still have 24/7 access to conduct research, register for upcoming programs, place holds or renew items online . Need a book? Pick up an e-book or audiobook through MyMediaMall at any time.

SHOW YOUR CARD: Your Mount Prospect Library card is worth more than you think! Each September, the Library and local businesses team up to double the value of your card. Present it to participating businesses between September 1 – 30 and receive discounts and promotional items. For a listing of participating businesses, stop by the Library’s Registration Desk for a brochure.

BLACKFINN’S BIRTHDAY BASH: Celebrate three years of this fine eatery’s presence in Mount Prospect on Friday (Sept. 4) at 9 p.m., at their Randhurst location (157 Randhurst Village Dr.) Enjoy Well Cocktails for $4 a piece and $5 Select Martinis. Background music is provided by Mike & Eileen: Acoustic Electric Duo.

THE BEETLES!: Nothing is cuter than this classic VW Bug! See them on display at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (Sept. 5) from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Metra Parking Lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) Slug Bug!

FARMERS’ MARKET: It wouldn’t be the weekend without the Lions Club Farmers’ Market open for business! Shop on Sunday (Sept. 6) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra parking lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.)

BIKE RIDES: Join the Mount Prospect Bike Club on Sunday (Sept. 6) for one or two rides: from 7:30 – 10 a.m. or from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Both depart from Starbucks (90 Northwest Hwy.) The Thursday (Sept. 10) ride leaves from Lions Park at 6 p.m. sharp. For more info, click here .

PICNIC IN THE PARK: Keep the summer vibe alive with an old-fashioned Picnic-in-the-Park on Monday (Sept. 7) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Woodland Trails Park (1500 E. Euclid Ave.) The River Trails Park District hosts this free event. A petting zoo, mini-golf tourney, and a craft area will keep the kids entertained. A Kids’ Coin Splash at 3 p.m. marks the close of the pool for the season. And don’t forget to enter the Trusty Turtle Race – lots of fun and prizes! For more info, click here .

MEDICARE PART D: Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) runs from October 15 through December 7. Learn more about making informed choices on Tuesday (Sept. 8) from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Wheeling Township headquarters (1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH.) Counselors from Wheeling Township Senior Services will be on hand to explain the choices and guide you to the right decision for your prescription needs. If you cannot attend this session, call 847/259-7730 to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) counselor. Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Dispose of unwanted electronics (cameras, computers, monitors and more) on Wednesday (Sept. 9) from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Mount Prospect Public Works
Building (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items brought to the facility outside of designated hours will not be collected. For acceptable items and more info, call 847/870-5640. The service is available every Wednesday through Oct. 28.

RESTAURANT SEEKS APPLICANTS: Chipotle Mexican Grill will conduct job interviews for entry-level positions on Wednesday (Sept. 9) from 8 – 11 a.m. Click here for locations. Managers at each Chipotle location will interview up to 60 applicants.

HONEY BEE PROGRAM: Attend the program, “Honey Bees and Their Relationship to Gardeners” on Wednesday (Sept. 9) from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 Algonquin Rd. DP.) Presented by The Garden Club of Mount Prospect, the program is preceded by a social hour and refreshments at 11:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 12:15 p.m. For more info, click here or call 847/670-8272.

TEA AND MARIE: Women of all ages are invited to attend the Mount Prospect Woman’s Club “Welcome Back Tea” on Thursday (Sept. 10) at Noon at Mount Prospect Village Hall Community Room (50 S. Emerson St.) Enjoy a presentation, “Meet Marie Antoinette,” performed by professional historical reenactor, Martina Mathisen. Learn the truth behind this misunderstood queen who went from being a teen bride living in opulence to the most hated woman in France! For more info, call 847/818-9954.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—- SCHAUMBURG SEPTEMBERFEST: This Labor Day tradition continues Saturday through Monday (Sept. 5-7) at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center (101 Schaumburg Ct., SCH.) Entertainment on three stages, Taste of Schaumburg, a carnival, craft show and more fill the three days of fun. Admission is free! For more info, click here .

—- AT THE TRACK: Visit Arlington Park Race Track Friday through Monday (Sept. 4-7) for three days of non-stop fun, including Party in the Park, Horses and Hops, Family Day and a performance by June’s Got the Cash on Labor Day. For more info, click here .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
Thomas Edison’s invention, the Kinetograph, would be called a (c) movie camera today.

Which state entered the Union after being a part of the United States for less than two years and without ever having been an official territory?
a) California       b) Texas       c) Florida       d) Alaska


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.