March 19 – March 25

covid vaccine vialsUNDERSTANDING COVID-19 VACCINES: Do you have questions about the different COVID-19 vaccines? Learn more on Monday (March 22) from 7 – 8 p.m. during a Zoom program presented by Mount Prospect Public Health Nurse Jill Heinking. She will explain how the vaccines were  developed, how they work in the body, their effectiveness, side effects, and information about the CDC’s immunization schedules. She will also address vaccine myths and misconceptions. If you have questions about vaccines you would like addressed, please submit them via email to for consideration. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information. The program will  be  presented in Spanish on Monday (March 29).  This program is to provide general information and is for educational purposes only.

EARLY VOTING IN MP: The Consolidated Election is on Tuesday, April 6. You can cast your vote early Monday – Saturday (March 22 – 27) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). More dates will be listed in the weeks ahead. Choose to vote by mail?  Request your mail ballot by Thursday (April 1) by visiting Questions? Contact Village Clerk Karen Agoranos at 847/818-5333 or by email

IDPH LAUNCHES CALL CENTER: The Illinois Department of Public Health has created a Vaccine Appointment Call Center to assist people who do not have access to online services. The call center will bridge the digital divide and ensure the vaccine reaches all communities. Hours are 6 a.m. – Midnight. The phone number is 1-833-621-1284.

EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE: Join the Village of Mount Prospect in remembering those who have been lost during the pandemic on Wednesday (March 24) 7 p.m. in the Village Hall Board Room (50 S. Emerson St.). Residents can gather with the Interfaith Council. Limited seating will be available and registration is required  by calling the Human Services Department at 847/870-5680.  You can participate at home by live streaming the event at The Village also invites businesses, government offices, and residents to turn off their lights from 7:30 – 7:33 p.m. and place a lit candle in remembrance in a window.

IRS AND IDOR EXTEND TAX DAY FILING: The deadlines for filing 2020 individual federal and Illinois tax returns have been extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021 without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. The extension does not apply to estimated tax payments that are due on April 15. Taxes must be paid as taxpayers earn or receive income during the year, either  through withholding or estimated tax payments.

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