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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

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Be a part of this bilingual class and support group and learn to understand glucose monitoring and dealing with the highs and lows associated with the process. The Diabetes Education and Support Group will meet on Friday (June 23) from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) For more info, call 847/506-4930.

STAR-SPANGLED FLAG: The MP Historical Society presents the story of Mary Pickersgill, the Baltimore flag maker who sewed the famous “Star-Spangled flag” that flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore. That flag inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words to the poem that became our National Anthem. The performance, by storyteller Lynn Rymarz, will be held on Saturday (June 24) at 1 p.m. at the Central Schoolhouse of the Historical Society (103 Main St.) Tickets are $15/adult and $5/students and include lemonade and light desserts. For more info/tickets, call 847/392-9006.

CRUISIN’: Check out the classic cars at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (June 24) from 6 – 9 p.m. The event is held weekly at the Metra Commuter Lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.)

FARMERS’ MARKET: Pick up some fresh veggies, artisan cheeses, donuts, and more at the Lions Club Farmer’s Market on Sunday (June 25). The Market runs from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.)

MONDAY MUSIC: Join the Mt. Prospect Community Band for an evening of music under the stars on Monday (June 26) at Lions Park (411 S. Maple) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Love Makes the World Go Round is the theme for this week’s concert. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy! The concert will move indoors in case of rain.

RECYCLE: Drop off electronics on Wednesday (June 28) 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 picked up. This service is available every Wednesday through October. For more info, call the Public Works Dept. at 847/870-5640.

RULES OF THE ROAD: Brush up on your driving knowledge by attending the Rules of the Road refresher course on Wednesday (June 28) at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson) at 1:30 p.m.
This course is offered by the Secretary of State and is intended for seniors who are due to renew their Illinois driver’s license. For more info/registration, call 847/870-5680.

MP STORIES: Learn about the people and events in MP history from 1917 to the boom years of the 1960s. The presentation will be held on Thursday (June 29) at the Library (10 S. Emerson) at 7 p.m. MP Historical Society Executive Director Lindsay Rice will take you back to Mount Prospect’s early days in honor of the Village’s Centennial Celebration. For more info/registration, call 847/253-5675.

SWIM WITH THE BUNNY: Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny will be joining swimmers at Woodland Trails Pool (1500 E. Euclid Ave.) for an aqua-egg hunt in the pool! Join the fun on Thursday (June 29) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. After the hunt, stay for a visit and swim with the Bunny! All ages are welcome! For more info, call 847/255-1200.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Falconaires will be featured at the Throwback Thursday (June 29) concert at Lions Park Veterans Memorial Bandshell beginning at 7:30 p.m. Concessions, kids’ activities, and arts and crafts make this a fun evening for all. Congratulations to the MPPD Foundation on its 20th Anniversary!

CRUISIN’: Check out the classic cars at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (July 1) from 6 – 9 p.m. The event is held weekly at the Metra Commuter Lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.)

FARMERS’ MARKET: Get everything you need for your 4th of July celebration at the Lions Club Farmer’s Market on Sunday (July 2). The Market runs from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.)

79TH ANNUAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL: Join the MP Lions Club at the 79th Village Festival beginning on Friday (June 30) and running through Tuesday (July 4.) The festival will be held at Melas Park (Central Rd. near S. Busse Rd.) and features carnival rides, bands, kids’ activities and more! A Pancake Breakfast will be held on July 4th from 7 – 11 a.m. For a complete schedule, click here  .

—FIREWORKS: Fireworks will be held at Melas Park on two evenings as part of the Village Festival. Fireworks will commence at dusk on Friday, June 30, and on Tuesday, July 4. MP ordinances prohibit the use of fireworks by individuals so leave it to the professionals and enjoy the 4th safely!

4TH OF JULY PARADE: Nothing says the “4th of July” like a good old-fashioned parade. This year’s special Centennial Parade kicks off at the Centennial Green at Village Hall at 1 p.m. Give the Library float a big hand as we roll by!

STRIKE UP THE BAND: Let the patriotic music flow on Monday (July 3) at the Community Band Concert at the Lions Park Veterans Memorial Bandshell (411 S. Maple). The American We concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

RECYCLE: Drop off electronics on Wednesday (July 5) 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 picked up. This service is available every Wednesday through October. For more info, call the Public Works Dept. at 847/870-5640.

DON’T GO IN THE WATER! But wait – you don’t have to! Head on over to Lions Park for Throwback Thursday’s screening of the summer movie classic JAWS. There will also be trivia contests and give-aways as well as concessions and kids’ activities. The fun begins on July 6 at 8 p.m. at Lions Park Veterans Memorial Bandshell (411 S. Maple.)

FRIDAY ON THE GREEN: Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy a free concert by 97Nine on Friday (July 7) on the Centennial Green at Village Hall. Pack a picnic or stop at one of the many downtown restaurants and make an evening of it!

CRUISIN’: Check out the classic cars at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (July 8) from 6 – 9 p.m. The event is held weekly at the Metra Commuter Lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.)

FARMERS’ MARKET: Pick up some fresh veggies, artisan cheeses, donuts and more at the Lions Club Farmer’s Market on Sunday (July 9). The Market runs from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.)

CENTENNIAL CONCERT: Join the MP Community Band for a special Centennial Celebration concert on Monday (July 10) at the Lions Park Veterans Memorial Bandshell (411 S. Maple) at 7:30 p.m. Happy 100, Mount Prospect!

RECYCLE: Drop off electronics on Wednesday (July 12) 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 picked up. This service is available every Wednesday through October. For more info, call the Public Works Dept. at 847/870-5640.

MOOOOVIES UNDER THE STARS: The fun just keeps on coming! You won’t want to miss the movie Zootopia on Wednesday (July 12) beginning at dusk on the Centennial Green at Village Hall. Bring your blanket and enjoy this free event!

THROWBACK THURSDAY: It’s carnival night at Throwback Thursday (July 13) at Lions Park Veterans Memorial Bandshell (411 S. Maple) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Games, crafts, a bounce house, and more will be available for all to enjoy.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Santa is coming to Woodland Trails Pool (1500 E. Euclid) on Thursday (July 13) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Join in for some holiday decorating, reindeer games, and festive treats! For more info, call 847/255-1200.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:
—Friday Nights Live: June 23 through Aug. 25 live bands and entertainment will be held at Metropolitan Square (Market and Pearson, DP) For a schedule, click here .

—STRAWBERRY FEST: Long Grove (307 Old McHenry Rd., LGV) will hold its annual Strawberry Fest June 23 – June 25 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. For a complete schedule, click here  .

—NOISE MAPS: Chicago Executive Airport will host an open house on Thursday (June 29) to give an update on noise exposure maps. The open house will be held at Hangar 19 (1604 S. Milwaukee Ave., WH) from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hangar 19 is accessible from Milwaukee Ave. on Tower Rd.

—RUN THE RUNWAY: Here’s a chance to see what the airport looks like from the runway! Chicago Executive Airport will hold a Run The Runway 5K and 1-mile Walk on Saturday (July 1) beginning at 8 a.m. No dogs, strollers, or skates. For more info/registration, click here .

—FRONTIER DAYS: Arlington Heights’ Frontier Days runs June 30 – July 4 at Recreation Park (500 E. Miner). For a complete schedule, click here .

—ARLINGTON RACECOURSE FIREWORKS: Doors open at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 3, at the Arlington Park Racecourse (2200 W. Euclid Ave., AH). After catching the day’s races, stay for live bands (from 4:15 – 9 p.m) followed by some of the best fireworks in the NW suburbs at dusk. For more info, click here .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
The Village maintains (a) 8,882 street signs.

Who is credited with inventing fireworks?
a) Japan       b) China       c) U.S.A.       d) Italy


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.