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This Week In Mount Prospect

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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

March 13 – March 19

EARLY VOTING CONTINUES: The Presidential Primary is Tuesday (March 17.). If you choose to vote early, you can do so on Saturday (March 14) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday (March 15) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Monday (March 16) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). The last day to request a mail ballot was on Thursday (March 12). 

COFFEE WITH COUNCIL: Discuss anything concerning Mount Prospect with elected officials and village department heads on Saturday (March 14) from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Farley Community Room of Mount Prospect 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. Julia Child

MPHS HOSTS TEA: Historic interpreter Lynn Rymarz will present “Julia Child: Her Life in France” on Saturday (March 14) 2 p.m. at the Central School, Mount Prospect Historical Society (103 Maple St.). Hear Julia describe her love of French food and how she learned to cook it. Follow her journal into French culture, including her visits to the local markets and her cooking classes at Cordon Bleu. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required, as space is limited. Tickets are $12/person. To register, visit or contact the Society at 847/392-9006. 

SEW BEE IT QUILTERS: If sewing or quilting is your hobby, join others who share your interest on Wednesday (March 18) from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). The group meets the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 847/392-9006. 

MEET WITH A REP: Talk with a representative from Jan Schakowsky’s Office on Wednesday (March 18) from 2 – 5 p.m. in Room 130 of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). A representative from Mark Walker’s  Office will be available on Thursday (March 19) from 6 -7 p.m.  Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans’ benefits and other federal services.   

WRITERS GROUP: Do you enjoy writing short stories or poetry? Perhaps you need some feedback on your novel. Are you looking for constructive criticism in a friendly environment among others who share your passion? Join the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (March 19) from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2A on the Second Floor of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). The group is open to all adult writers with all levels of writing experience, in all genres. Bring up to five double-spaced pages and copies to share (approximately 10) with group members. The Writers Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Questions? Contact Laird Larsen at 

MP VEHICLE STICKERS: Mount Prospect 2020-21 vehicle stickers are now on sale and must be displayed by Friday, May 1 on all vehicles registered to residents or businesses in the village. They can be purchased online at, by mail or drop box, or in person at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). For specifics on fees or more information, call 847/392-6000 or visit the website above.   


—-POLICE TRAINING WORKSHOP: Learn everything you need to know about becoming a police officer through a comprehensive workshop on Saturday (March 14) from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Wojcik Conference Center (Building W) of Harper College (1200 Algonquin Rd. PAL.). Local police will be on hand to answer questions about the hiring process, the police academy and field training. Register online at 

All information for This Week in Mount Prospect is gathered from various local news sources. 





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.