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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

Image result for book sale mount prospect friendsFRIENDS BOOK  SALE:  What better time than summer to refresh your home library?  Members only can browse and shop the Friends Book Sale Friday (July 20) from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The General Public is  welcome on Saturday (July 21) from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday (July 22) from Noon – 4 p.m. You’ll find books, CDs, DVDs, and more at bargain prices. Want to get a jump on the next sale? Become a member of Friends by completing a registration form. The fee is $5/Individuals, $10/Family or $25/Good Friend.

BUILD A BIRDHOUSE: A few openings remain for the “build your own birdhouse” workshop on Friday (July 20) 6:30 p.m. at The Wildbird Shack (854 E. Northwest Hwy.) The $40 per person registration includes the birdhouse, tools, paint, wine and mimosa. This event is open to those 21 years and older. To register, visit

LITTLE GTO: With The Beach Boys classic running through your head,  take a look at the Pontiacs that inspired the song at Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (July 21) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the East Commuter Lot along Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy. Music is provided by 94.7 WLS-FM. Cruise Nights continue until September 29.

FARMERS’ MARKET: We are well into summer – have you stopped by yet? Add fresh vegetables, fruits and other goodies to your backyard cookout. The Lions Club Farmers’ Market is open Sunday (July 22) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Commuter Lot (Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.) The Market runs through October 14.

CONCERT IN THE PARK: The Mt. Prospect Community Band performs selections from “Those Marvelous Movies” on Monday (July 23) 7:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Bandshell Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and dinner to enjoy. In the event of rain, the concert moves indoors.

WATERING/SPRINKLING RESTRICTIONS: With the dry spell we’ve recently experienced, Mount Prospect Public Works offers this reminder: watering and/or sprinkling is  permitted for odd numbered addresses on odd numbered dates, and for even numbered addresses on even numbered dates. All should be accomplished only between the hours of 4 p.m. – 10 a.m. Newly  sodded areas of lawns may be watered at any time on any day for the two-week period following the installation of the sod. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 847/870-5640.

FREE COMMUNITY MEALS: Area churches offer nutritional meals to those in need  through the end of September. Meals are  served  from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the following locations. Those designated with an * offer shower facilities. Friday (July 20) Christus Victor Lutheran Church (1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd. AH); Sunday (July 22) St. Paul United Church of Christ ( 401 E. Main St. BARRINGTON); Monday (July 23) Holy Family Catholic Community* (2515 Palatine Rd. INVERNESS); Wednesday (July 25) Congregational United Church of Christ (1001 W. Kirchoff Rd. AH); Thursday (July 26) The Orchard of Arlington Heights (1330 N. Douglass Ave. AH).

HANDS-ONLY CPR: The Mount Prospect Fire Department has received a Community Action Grant from Illinois Heart Rescue to assist with CPR training efforts. As part of the grant, the Fire Department received three CPR and AED training kits. Each kit contains eight Prestan Ultra Light Mannequins, one AED trainer, educational materials and DVD training videos. The Fire Department plans to utilize the kits to teach Hands-Only CPR in junior high and middle grades, churches and local businesses. In addition, Spanish-language training will be offered at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) For more information about this and other Fire and Life Safety Education programs, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 847/818-5253.

MP SEEKS INPUT: The Village is conducting an online survey as a beginning stage of updating its South Mount Prospect Sub-area Plan. A sub-area plan is a detailed plan prepared for a smaller geographic area within a community, but still sets long-term goals, policies and strategies for addressing and guiding future development for the next 10+ years. The survey is at: A printed version in English or Spanish is available at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.; the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.; or RecPlex (420 Dempster St.) More information will be in social media posts and website updates at

CANCER RESOURCE CENTER: Lemons of Love is now operating in its new location at 401 N. Central Rd.  The organization, founded by cancer survivor Jill Swanson has been creating and delivering care packages to chemotherapy patients since 2014.  The non-profits’ plans include, but are not limited to, cancer fighter support groups, cancer survivor support groups, caregiver support groups, grief support, meditation, adaptive yoga, nutrition classes, book clubs, private head shavings, makeup applications for cancer patients, and a place to fill chemo care packages for patients. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit


—-PIZZA, PETS & PICS: Bring your furry friend or adopt a new one on Saturday (July 21) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Buddy Foundation (65 W. Seegers Rd. AH.) The shelter is offering framed pictures with your pet. Enjoy pizza too!  This is a free event. For more info, visit

—-OAKTON CAMPUS VISIT: Prospective students and their families are invited to a tour and information session on Tuesday (July 24) 6 p.m. in the Student Center (Room 1530) of Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd. DP.) In addition to learning about the academic and career programs,  admission and financial aid representatives, as well as current students will be on hand to answer questions about the college. To reserve a spot, register online at and click on Campus Visit Days.

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.