Month: March 2020

This Week in Mount Prospect Blog

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. 






March 6 – March 12

EARLY VOTING: Those wishing to vote early for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election can do so Friday and Saturday (March 6-7) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday (March 8) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Additional dates are Monday through Friday (March 9 – 13)  in the Farley Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Any questions regarding early voting including mail ballot requests, voter registration or  election  day voting should call Village Clerk Karen Agoranos at 847/818-5333. The last day to request a mail ballot is March 12. Mail ballots  must  be postmarked by March 17, 2020.  More early voting dates will be  posted  here in the next couple of weeks.  

HEAD TO THE TROPICS: Moms and sons (ages 4-8) can enjoy the feeling of the tropics on Friday (March 6) from 6-9 the gym of Lions Recreation Center (411 S. Maple St.). Enjoy games, dinner, dancing and hang ten activities. Come dressed ready to travel to paradise! The cost is $30 per couple. Register online at

MINI GOLF @ MPPL: This fun event returns on Saturday (March 7) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m .at the Library (10 S. Emerson St.). You will play an 18-hole miniature golf course putting throughout the Library and between the stacks. The fee to play is $5 per person or $20 for a family of four or more. There will also be a 19th Hole entertainment area for players with refreshments, games and activitiesThe Library will be open providing regular services from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. during the event. The Foundation provides funding for special programs and projects that are otherwise unattainable with tax dollars.  

SPRING FORWARD: Daylight Saving time is here! On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., move your clocks ahead ONE HOUR to 3 a.m. Sunrise and sunset will be one hour later on Monday, March 9 than the day before. There will be  more  light in the evening. 

SECOND SUNDAY: Take a peek in Mount Prospect’s Attic on Sunday (March 8) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Central School Mount Prospect Historical Society (103 S. Maple St.). This is a unique opportunity to see the extensive storage area, which  is normally closed to the public. See firsthand how historical items are archived. This is a free event. For more information, go to 

2020 CENSUS MEETING: The Village of Mount Prospect is hosting an informational meeting about the 2020 Census on Monday (March 9) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). The U.S. Census Bureau presentation will feature frequently asked questions, Census timelines, how to respond, languages, and what is at stake.  

NEW POLICE & FIRE UPDATE: Mount Prospect’s new fire and police stations are expected to be “move-in” ready in several weeks, according to the Village Deputy Director of Building & Inspection Services, Mark Rysavy.  The $10 million, 31,000 sq. ft. fire headquarters (111 E. Rand Rd.) is expected to be ready for the department to move in around the second week of April. The $30 million, 90,000 sq. ft. police station (911 Kensington Rd.) should be move-in ready around the third week in May. A public dedication will be held for the fire station in May and another one for the new police station in June. 

MEET WITH A REP: Talk with a representative from Ann Gillespie’s Office on Tuesday (March 10) from 3 – 6 p.m. in Room 130 of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). A representative from Jan Schakowsky’s Office will be available on Wednesday (March 11) from 2- 5 p.m.  Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans’ benefits and other federal services.  

VEGGIE’S AHEAD: Join the Garden Club of Mount Prospect on Wednesday (March 11) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP.) Presenter Lisa Hilgenberg will teach you how to “Spring Into Vegetable Gardening.” A social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting and concludes with the featured program. All are welcome.  For  more information, call Carrie Brooks at 847/640-8332. 

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: Practice your conversational skills in a friendly group setting with native English speakers on Thursday (March 12) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). This class is available to Mount Prospect and Elk Grove Village residents. For more information, or to register, call 847/506-4930.  


—-DP THEATER RENOVATIONS: The historic Des Plaines Theater (1476 Miner St.) will get more than a facelift from the reported $8 million renovation currently underway. Theater operator Ron Onesti announced he  will  relocate his Evanston speak-easy, Bourban ‘N Brass to the theater, which is slated to open in the fall. The second-floor speak-easy will offer food and more than 100 bourbons and whiskeys. Bourban ‘N Brass will feature a 1920s décor that will reflect the Prohibition Era and maintain the historic nature of the vintage building.  

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