February 26 – March 5

SIDEWALK COST SHARE: Has your sidewalk taken a beating this winter? Are uneven walks creating trip hazards for you and your neighbors? The Village of Mount Prospect wants to partner with you to correct the problem. The Village is accepting applications from property owners, including businesses, interested in replacing sections of the public sidewalk adjacent to your property. The Village will select a contractor in May through a competitive bidding process, and the work will continue throughout the summer. Applications will be accepted on a “first come, first serve” basis until funding runs out. The last day applications will be accepted is May 17, 2021. The resident’s share of the cost is $75 for a sidewalk square. The Village will pay the remaining amount. Applications are available online at www.mountprospect.org or at the Public Works Department (1700 W. Central Rd.). Questions? Call 847/870-5640.

RECYCLING DURING COVID-19: Keep your family safe during the pandemic. The Public Works Department of Mount Prospect offers this simple reminder: Do NOT place plastic gloves, masks and medical tubing in the recycling bin at home. If you show symptoms or have had COVID-19, bag all recyclables and place them in your trash/refuse cart.

DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION TIPS: If more time inside has you gathering documents for shredding, SWANNC (Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County) has these reminders: remove metal clips, plastic sleeves, folders and binders; place paper in paper shopping bags or boxes (limit 6); no plastic bags. While there are no events scheduled in the near future, here are some document safety tips:

Shred all personal documents before throwing them away; do not carry your Social Security card with you; make sure all your credit cards are arriving on time – if not, it could mean someone has taken over your account and changed your billing address to cover their tracks; only do Internet business with established, reputable companies; do not put sensitive outgoing mail, such as a credit card application, in an outside mailbox; check your credit report at least once a year and finally, file a police report if your wallet is stolen or lost.

TRANSPORTATION HELP FOR SENIORS: Elk Grove Township now offers seniors and disabled residents safe solutions to get to medical appointments, the grocery store and to complete errands year-round. DIAL-A-BUS, Taxi Services, and the Township Rider Initiative Program are options for seniors age 55 and older and disabled residents 18 or older (defined as developmentally disabled, ADA certified or those who have extreme mental illness). To qualify for transportation services, riders must complete an application found at www.elkgrovetownship.com/senior. For more information, call 847/437-0300.

SPRING FLING: Register your little ones by Saturday (March 6) for a fun outing on Saturday (March 13) at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. D.P). The event runs from 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Children will enjoy a 45-minute romp along an outdoor trail while playing Easter games and collecting eggs in baskets provided at check-in. A unique take-home craft from the Art Studio is also included. The cost is $25-$30 for 6 participants. In case of rain, the event will take place on Saturday (March 20).

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