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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

FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN: Enjoy the final installment of this fun event on Friday (Aug. 18) from 6 – 8 p.m. on Centennial Green (Village Hall grounds – 50 S. Emerson St.) Pack a picnic dinner, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and take in the sounds of Spoken Four as they entertain under the evening sky. Admission is free. For more info, click here .

RECYCLING EVENTS: Dispose of unwanted electronics and outdated documents at a recycling/document destruction event on Saturday (Aug. 19) from 9 – 11 a.m. at Hoffman Estates Public Works (2305 Pembroke Ave.) Paper documents must be in paper bags or boxes (limit of six.) Please remove metal clips, plastic sleeves, folders and binders. Participants must show ID confirming residency in a SWANCC community.

CRUISE NIGHT: Crank up the Beach Boys and get ready to celebrate GTO Night with The Cruisin’ Tiger GTO Club on Saturday (Aug. 19) from 3 – 9 p.m. at the Bluesmobile Classic Car Show in the Metra Commuter Lot (intersection of Rt. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) Bluesmobile Cruise Nights run through October.

FARMERS’ MARKET: It’s easy to eat healthy if you shop the Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Aug. 20) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot (intersection of Rt. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) Choose from a wide variety of fruits and veggies, plus gourmet items like jams, jellies, baked goods and more.

FREE COMMUNITY MEALS: Summer Suppers will be served from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at various local churches throughout the summer. All are welcome and dinners are free. Suppers this week are available on Friday (Aug. 18) at Christus Victor Lutheran Church (1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd. EGV); Sunday (Aug. 20) St. Edna Catholic Church (2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH); Wednesday (Aug. 23) Congregational United Church of Christ (1001 W. Kirchhoff Rd. AH); and Thursday (Aug. 24) The Orchard Evangelical Free Church (1330 N. Douglas Ave. AH.)

SOLAR ECLIPSE WATCH: The Great North American eclipse – the first total solar eclipse visible the entire width of the contiguous United States in a century, takes place on Monday (Aug. 21.) Harper College will hold a viewing event from Noon – 2 p.m. in front of the Avante Center (Building Z) on the main campus (1200 W. Algonquin Rd. PAL.) Three telescopes equipped with solar filters will be set up. A limited quantity of solar viewers will be available.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted or outdated electronics on Wednesday (Aug. 23) from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Mount Prospect Public Works facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items left outside of designated hours will not be collected. This service is available every Wednesday through October. For more info, call the Public Works Department at 847/870-5640.

CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS: Join A2A- Access to Advisors & Chamber Networking After Hours 2017 Summer Social on Wednesday (Aug. 23) from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Trezeros Kitchen & Tap (302 W. Northwest Hwy. This event will feature leaders from the local business community sharing their experiences at a 5 p.m. Roundtable. The event is free and offers one drink ticket per guest and appetizers. Beverages and menu selection may be purchased by attendees. RSVP is required by Friday (Aug. 18.) by emailing Meghan@mountprospectchamber.org.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-FIESTA DE ARLINGTON: Celebrate Hispanic heritage on Sunday (Aug. 20) 1:25 p.m. at Arlington International Racecourse (2200 W. Euclid Ave. AH). Food, music and more! The cost is $4- $8. For more info, click here .

—-LONG GROVE VINTAGE DAYS: Enjoy this two-day street market of all things vintage on Saturday (Aug. 19) and Sunday (Aug. 20) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in downtown Long Grove. For a complete entertainment and vendor schedule click here .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
The Chicago Bear who holds the record for most career receptions is (b) Walter Payton.

The song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” will be getting a lot of air time next Monday during the solar eclipse including a rendition by the artist who made it famous. Who is that artist?

a) Bonnie Raitt       b) Bonnie Tyler       c) Bonnie Parker       d) Bonnie Franklin


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.