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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

IRISH FEST: Everyone can be a little Irish this weekend and enjoy authentic food, music, beverages, and more beginning Friday (April 28) from 5 – 11 p.m. and Saturday (April 29) from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at the corner of Emerson St. and Busse Ave.This free event is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy music by They Might Be Irish at 5:30 p.m. and Mulligan Stew at 8 p.m. on Friday (April 28.) Saturday’s entertainment line-up includes Irish Dancers at 11:30 a.m., The Dooley Brothers at 3 p.m., The Big League Boys at 5:30 p.m., and They Might Be Irish at 8 p.m.

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY: Watch as Village officials, students, and staff from Saint Paul Lutheran School and St. Raymond School plant a Triumph Elm on Friday (April 28) at 1:30 p.m. in the parkway of the Mount Prospect Historical Society (101 S. Maple St.) Students will perform songs and recite poetry to commemorate the occasion. Public Works mascot P.W. Paws will make a special appearance. The Village will also commemorate its recent receipt of the Tree City USA (TCU) Award from the Arbor Day Foundation.

VEHICLE STICKER DEADLINE IS HERE: Mount Prospect residents have until Sunday (April 30) to purchase and display vehicle stickers. Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) will be open Saturday (April 29) from 9 a.m. – Noon. in addition to its regular Friday hours from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Get ‘er done!

FIRE SAFETY FESTIVAL: Have your little ones, ages preschool through second grade, learn about fire safety Monday through Friday (May 1-5) from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Fire Station (2000 E. Kensington Rd.) The event is free, educational, and fun! For more info/registration, call 847/818-5253.

LOW VISION PRODUCTS SHOW: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy, learn about new products that can help on Tuesday (May 2) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Chicago Lighthouse North (222 Waukegan Rd. GLENVIEW.) Take part in a hands-on experience with the latest adaptive devices. For more info, call 1-800/919-3375.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: Learn what is happening in River Trails School District 26 when the school board meets on Tuesday (May 2) at 7 p.m. at the Educational Service Center (1900 E. Kensington Rd.) For more info, call 847/297-4120.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted small electronics on Wednesday (May 3) from 10 a.m. – Noon at Mount Prospect Public Works (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items brought to the facility outside of designated hours will not be collected. For a list of acceptable items, contact Public Works at 847/870-5640. This service is available every Wednesday through October.

BONE MARROW DRIVE: Harper College (Avante Center, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Pal) will hold a bone marrow registry drive in support of nursing student Emily Kmiecki of Arlington Heights. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Participants will have their cheeks swabbed and must be between the ages of 18 and 44. For more info, click here.

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Join neighbors, friends and merchants in the community on Thursday (May 4) at 7:30 a.m. for the annual community breakfast sponsored by the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce at Bristol Palace Banquets (828 E. Rand Rd.) For more information, including reservation details, click here.

THE GIFT OF LIFE: Help save a life on Thursday (May 4) from 3 – 7 p.m. by donating blood during the regular monthly blood drive held in the Community Center of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Donors must be healthy, 17 years-old, and weigh at least 110 pounds. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome. Donating blood takes about thirty minutes and it benefits a great number of people.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-ARLINGTON HEIGHTS SPRING SWEEP: Bring unwanted electronics and documents for shredding to a recycling event on Saturday (April 29) from 9 a.m. – Noon to the parking lot behind Arlington International Racecourse (behind the train station on the southwest corner of Northwest Highway and Wilke Rd.) For more info, click here .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
The first major store in the Mount Prospect Plaza was (c) Goldblatt’s Department Store.

When Randhurst Mall opened in 1962, which of the following was NOT one of the main, anchor stores?

a) Kohl’s       b) Montgomery Ward       c) Carson, Pirie, Scott       d) Wiebolt’s


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.