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Celebrating the Fourth of July

The Second Continental Congress formally voted for independence from Britain on July 2, 1776 while meeting in Philadephia. On July 4, 1776 it adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. The declaration was read to communities and celebrations were held. In subsequent years people celebrated the act of independence on July 2, an…

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Appointment required for some DMV services

Many services at local DMV’s, including Des Plaines and Schaumburg, now require an advance appointment. In order to cope with COVID-19 backlogs, the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office announced procedure changes for some services.  At some facilities, make an appointment in advance for:*Behind-the-wheel road tests*Applying for or renewing REAL IDs*Applying for standard Driver's License/Identification Card.  For some services, a visit to…

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Upcoming webinars and community resource for job seekers

The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center is a valuable local resource for any residents affected by job loss. One of over 3,000 federally-funded American Job Centers in the nation, the center offers free services to job seekers: assistance with resumes, mastering interviews, connecting with job training and more. Did you know: volunteer experiences…

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Vaccination Information

The topic of Covid-19 vaccinations is a challenging one. It is not yet known when vaccinations will be available for most residents of the Mount Prospect area.  Here is what we know so far: 1. The Cook County Department of Public is in charge of everything to do with vaccines in our area--how it is…

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for Medicare D (prescription drugs) begins October 15 and runs through December 7. Changes in premiums, co-pays, deductibles and drugs covered for all drug plans may change from year to year.  Assistance with the enrollment process is available through the Village. Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) volunteers and staff use a tool from the…

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2020 Pandemic Moments.

Pandemic Moments 2020 Project Update

A few months ago the Mount Prospect Historical Society along with the Mount Prospect Public Library launched a community history project focused on the experiences of residents during this pandemic.  To see what kinds of things can be included check out two of the submissions.  One is from a furloughed soccer player while the other…

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2020 Pandemic Moments.

2020 Pandemic Moments History Project

The Mount Prospect Historical Society in partnership with the Mount Prospect Public Library has launched a new community project. Residents and others affiliated with Mount Prospect are asked to share photos and videos and to write essays, impressions and even poems to help others among us put this experience into a larger context and provide…

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A Chance to Complete Your College Degree

Photo Credit: ShariJo via Pixabay Are you someone who started college but did not finish for whatever reason--lack of time, money, energy? Perhaps now as other students go back to school or to college you can as well! Eastern Illinois University and District 214 Community Education are partnering to offer an Adult Degree Completion Program…

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Food for Mount Prospect Families during the Summer

Summertime can be full of fun times and fabulous food.  For some families, however, it can mean going without.  Children who qualify for school lunches are often not able to get as much nourishing food during the summer.  In Mount Prospect families with school-age children who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school can obtain…

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The Prospect Day

Mount Prospect in the News

Events in Mount Prospect over the past 100 years have been documented by a few local newspapers; occasionally the Chicago Tribune would make brief mentions of the village, and the Daily Herald has been a source of Mount Prospect news since 1901. Two other newspapers were focused just on Mount Prospect. Both papers document life…

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