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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

September 10 – September 16

REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY: The Mount Prospect Police and Fire Departments will hold a September 11 ceremony, 9 a.m., at the Veteran’s Memorial Bandshell (411 S. Maple St.). The Fire Guard of both departments along with members of the VFW will present the Colors. Speakers include Mayor Paul Hoefert, Police Chief John Dolan, Police and Fire Chaplain Pastor Russ Bechtold and WGN radio personality Dave Plier. Prospect High School’s “Knight Voices” will sing the National Anthem. Chicago Firefighter Gregg Bagdade will play the bagpipes. For more information, contact the Fire Department at 847/870-5660.

COFFEE WITH COUNCIL: white espresso coffee cup on table with sunglassesDiscuss anything concerning Mount Prospect with Village Department Heads and Elected Officials on Saturday (Sept. 11) from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Farley Community Room of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee while you chat. Coffee with Council meets the second Saturday of each month. Questions? Call 847/392-6000.

CRUISE NIGHT: It is Volkswagen’s turn in the spotlight on Saturday (Sept. 11) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter lot at the SE corner of Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.). Only a few weekends remain of Bluesmobile Cruise Night, so enjoy it while you can!

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM: September weather is still ice cream weather. Enjoy scoops and sundaes at Mount Prospect’s very own Capannari’s (10 S. Pine St.). Fall hours are Monday – Thursday (3-9 p.m.), Friday (3 – 10 p.m.), Saturday (Noon – 10 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon – 9 p.m.).

STREET FEST: The 5th Annual Street Fest is back at Randhurst Village (Rand and Elmhurst Rds.) on Saturday (Sept. 11) from 1 – 5 p.m. The festivities take place on the boulevard from AMC to the Hampton Inn. Family activities include performances from local dance companies, train rides, inflatables, crafts, food and beverages for purchase, and tents featuring Randhurst businesses, as well as several Mount Prospect civic and community organizations. Dance troupes from the Mt. Prospect Park District will perform from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. and the band 7th Heaven performs from 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. Alcohol will be available for purchase; ID must be shown and all alcoholic drinks must stay within the Beer Garden. No outside alcohol is permitted. Craft supplies are limited and will only be given to children present at the event – first come/first serve basis. Masks are suggested but not required for guests . Extra masks will be available for anyone who needs one. It is requested that guests follow CDC, state and local guidelines. Admission is FREE!

MARCHE FRANCAIS: Bonjour! The pandemic cancelled this wonderful event last year. The Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commissioners are proud to bring back vendors showcasing their creations. The French Farmers’ Market takes place on Sunday (Sept. 12) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra West Commuter Lot. It is the perfect opportunity to begin your holiday shopping or just treat yourself to something unique. Handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, art work and more will be featured.

The weekly Farmers’ Market is in its usual spot on Sunday (Sept. 12) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Commuter Lot. Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables, and gourmet goodies. The Market runs through the end of October.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Your kiddo’s can enjoy an Apple Craft activity on Sunday (Sept. 12) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Historical Society (101 S. Maple St.).

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE: Appointments are being taken now from Mount Prospect residents who want to participate in this collection event on Saturday (Sept. 25) from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Public Works facility (1700 W. Central Rd. (enter from Westbound Central.) No commercial or business waste will be accepted. Residents must show appointment confirmation email or printout to enter. Sign up at For more information, including acceptable chemicals. Call 847/870-5640 or visit the email noted above.

SUMMER SUPPERS: Those in need of a nutritious meal can find one offered by community churches. The free Drive-Thru Community Meals are available from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the following locations this week: Friday (Sept. 10) Our Saviours Lutheran Church (1234 N. Arlington Hts. Rd. AH); Saturday (Sept. 11) Sikh Religious Society (1280 Winnetka St. PAL.); Monday (Sept. 13) St. Mark Lutheran Church (200 S. Wille MP); Tuesday (Sept. 14) Kiwanis Club at AH Faith Lutheran Church (431 S. Arlington Hgts. Rd.AH); Wednesday (Sept. 15) St. James Catholic Church (820 N. Arlington Heights. Rd. AH); Thursday (Sept. 16) Faith Lutheran Church (431 S. Arlington Heights Rd. AH.).

PARENTING CLASS: The Mount Prospect Human Services Department will host a class for residents, “Parenting the Love and Logic Way” in English and Spanish. The English program will be on Tuesday (Sept. 14) from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). The Spanish program is from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). Through the class, parents will learn to: stay calm when kids do upsetting things, help kids learn from mistakes, set enforceable limits, and avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments. The cost of the program is $10 per person, which includes a workbook. For more information, or to register, call the Human Services Department at 847/870-5680. Register early, as space is limited.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: If you are learning English, join a virtual group to practice your skills with native English speakers on Thursday (Sept. 16 ) from 1 – 2 p.m. The class is free, but registration is required by calling 847/506-4930. This program is available to Mount Prospect or Elk Grove residents.



—-BATTLE OF THE BADGES: Teams made up of Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights Police and Fire Departments will play a softball tournament on Saturday (Sept. 11) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Hasbrook Park (333 W. Maude Ave. AH.). The games are to pay tribute to the fallen on the 20h anniversary of Sept. 11. Hersey High School alumni Mycaila Anselme will sing the National Anthem and Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes will speak. Visitors can enjoy raffles, food for purchase and face painters.

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.