April 2 – April 8

LIBRARY CLOSED: The Main and South Branches of the Library will  be  closed on Sunday (April 4).  Although the buildings are closed, you still have 24/7 access to conduct research with our online resources, register for upcoming programs and renew items and place holds at www.mppl.org. Check out an eBook or audiobook through OverDrive at any time. The Main Branch (10 S. Emerson St.) will reopen on Monday (April 5) at 10 a.m. The South Branch (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) will reopen Monday (April 5) at 11 a.m.

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE: Cast your vote early in the Consolidated Election before Tuesday (April 6). Early voting is as follows: Friday and Saturday (April 2-3) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday (April 4) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Monday (April 5) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Questions: please contact Village Clerk Karen Agoranos at 847/818-5333 or kagoranos@mountprospect.org.

STIMULUS CHECKS ON THE WAY: Social Security recipients and other federal beneficiaries who don’t normally file a tax return should soon be receiving their COVID19 relief payments. A paperwork delay held up the payments in mid-March. The IRS expects beneficiaries will receive their checks by April 7.

ACA EXTENDS ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: Eligible Illinoisans have more time to sign up for the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace plans. President Biden has extended the deadline for the Special Enrollment Period in response to COVID-19 from May 15 to August 15. Starting April 1, consumers enrolling in ACA Marketplace coverage through www.getcoveredillinois.gov and www.HealthCare.gov were eligible to receive increased tax credits to reduce their insurance premiums. An estimated 130,500 uninsured Illinoisans are now eligible. For more information, visit www.getcoveredillinois.gov.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—- Free tax help from AARP Tax Aide volunteers is available at the Arlington Heights Senior Center (1801 W. Central Rd. AH) from now until Thursday (April 29.) The program, which prioritizes low-income adults ages 65 and older, is a two-appointment process. To make an appointment, call 847/253-5532.

—-FLOATING EASTER EGG HUNT: Kids ages 1 -10 can search for Easter eggs in the Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center (515 E. Thacker St. DP) on Saturday (April 3) beginning at 1 p.m. Hundreds of plastic eggs will be hidden in the  pools and splash pad. Participants will be grouped by age. A maximum of 25 kids will  be  allowed per time slot. Admission is $5 for district residents or $10 for anyone else. Advance registration is required at bit.ly/DPFloateggs   or by visiting the district administrative center. Kids should bring a waterproof basket or bag to collect the eggs. They are welcome to stay and swim after their allotted time slot ends.

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