Community Information

Mount Prospect offers an active business community, good schools, an excellent library and park districts. There are many small specialty shops and restaurants in the downtown area.

According to the 2010 census, Mount Prospect has a population of 54,167. At the corner of Central Road and Main Street in downtown Mount Prospect, the elevation is 660.5 ft. above sea level. The Village is located at 42 degrees, 31 minutes north latitude and 87 degree, 56 minutes west longitude.

The Village Tree is the Euonymous alatus (aka Burning Bush) and the Village flower is the Snap Dragon.

Village Vibe

This Week in Mount Prospect

birdFRIENDS’ BOOK SALE: If you like to garden, you won’t want to miss the Friends’ Used Book Sale this weekend. Not only will there be a special selection of gardening books, there will also be presentations on topics of interest to gardeners.The presentations will be on Saturday (April 16) and will cover the following topics: The Mount Prospect Garden Club will do a presentation on “Monarch Butterflies” at Noon. At 1 p.m., The Wildbird Shack will talk about “Backyard Birding.” At 2 p.m., Ace Hardware will be on hand for “Gardening in Mount Prospect.”  At 3 p.m., Green Gardens Landscape will answer your questions during “Ask A Landscaper.” The programs are free and you can attend as many as you like.The Book Sale begins with Members Only night on Friday (April 15) from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The general public is welcome on Saturday (April 16/9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (April 17/Noon – 4 p.m.) Get a jump on spring!

RUMMAGE SALE: Grace Lutheran Church (1624 E. Euclid) will hold a rummage sale on Friday (April 15/9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and Saturday (April 16/9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Stop by and pick up some bargains. A $5 bag sale will be held on Saturday. For more info, click here  .

SUBS FOR A CAUSE: Stop by the Subway shop (1705 W. Algonquin Rd.) on Saturday (April 16) from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. When you place your order, mention the South Branch of the Mount Prospect Public Library and Subway will donate 15% of your order to the Library. Thanks for your support!

EARTH DAY: Help the Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd., DP) celebrate Earth Day on Saturday (Apeil 16) from 1 – 3 p.m. Pot a plant, decorate a flower pot, take a tour of the greenhouse and enjoy kids’ activities as part of the celebration. For more info, call 847/298-3500.

HISTORY IN THE HEADLINES: The Mount Prospect Historical Society will host its popular “History in the Headlines” dinner on Saturday (April 16) at the Rob Roy Clubhouse (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd., PH). This year’s event will feature “A Celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood” with Leslie Goddard channeling Bette Davis in her one-woman show. NO tickets will be sold at the door, so contact the Historical Society ASAP by calling 847/392-9006 or by clicking here .

STRING QUARTET: The Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association presents the Avalon String Quartet on Sunday (April 17) at 3 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd., AH.) For more information/tickets, call 847/253-0282 or click here  .

MUSIC & WINE: The Northwest Symphony Orchestra will host an evening of music, wine, and food pairings on Sunday (April 17) at 4:30 p.m. at the Rob Roy Clubhouse (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd, PH.) Maestra Kim Diehnelt will present her innovative Classical Connoisseur program backed up by a quintet of NSO musicians. For more info/tickets, call 847/691-7362 or click here  .

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: River Trails School Dist. 26 will hold a board meeting on Tuesday (April 19) at Indian Grove School (1340 N. Burning Bush Lane). There will be a “Meet and Greet” at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Board Meeting at 7 p.m. For more info, cal 847/297-4120.

WRITERS GROUP: If writing prose, poetry or even a novel is your hobby, take advantage of friendly critiques from other writers in the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (April 19) from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B of the 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 (approximately 10) to share with group members. A modest fee is required on a quarterly basis. For more info, email

KINDERCARE OPEN HOUSE: Visit KinderCare (300 W. Kensington Rd.) and see what they offer on Tuesday (April 19) from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Meet the staff, take part in activities, and learn the philosophy of the school. For more info, call 847/255-1585.

SHAKESPEARE PROJECT: The Library Foundation brings The Shakespeare Project of Chicago back to Mount Prospect on Tuesday (April 19) at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A. A theatrical reading of Cardenio will be followed by a discussion and an opportunity to interact with the actors and creative team. For more info and to register, call 847/253-5675 or click here .

SEW BEE IT: Are you constructing a quilt or have another sewing project in the works? Meet others who share your hobby and make some new friends in the process! The Sew Bee It quilting group meets on Wednesday (April 20) from 9 – 11 a.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) For more info, call 847/-255-2255 or email

SISTER CITIES POT LUCK: Celebrate our Sister City (Sevres, France) at a pot luck dinner on Thursday (April 21) at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Village Hall. Bring a dish to share (French recipes encouraged!) and enjoy the stories and video presentations of the Prospect High School exchange students and their teachers who recently visited Sevres. Reserve your free tickets by clicking here or by calling 847/392-6000.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT: So get your vehicle stickers soon! Stickers must be displayed by May 1. Village Hall will have added hours this Saturday (April 16) from 9 a.m. – Noon so no excuses! Don’t want to wait in line? Get your sticker online by clicking here  .

RECYCLING AND FREE RAIN BARRELS: The Village of Mount Prospect in conjunction with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is offering free rain barrels. In order to qualify for a maximum of four free rain barrels you must be a resident of Mount Prospect and the rain barrels must be used in Mount Prospect. For more information on the program, call 847/870-5640 or click here  . The Village is also offering free electronics recycling on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Public Works facility (1700 Central Rd.) What great services right in our own community!

MINITURE SHOWCASE:If you love dollhouses and miniatures, you won’t want to miss the Three Blind Mice Miniature Showcase on Friday (April 15/Noon – 8 p.m.) and Saturday (April 16/9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Wyndham Garden Hotel (1725 E. Algonquin Rd., Schaumburg). Stop by and say “hello” to our own Kathy Wohrstein who will be there with her amazing miniatures! For more info, click here .

ROCKET MAN: The Stevenson High Foundation will present a young ’70’s Elton John in the tribute show “Rocket Man” on Saturday (April 16) at 7:30 p.m. in the Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center. For more info/tickets, click here .

BREWERY COLLECTIBLES: Still got that old beer can collection lying around? See if it’s worth anything at the Brewery Collectibles Show on Saturday (April 16) beginning at 9 a.m. at the Elk Grove VFW Hall (400 E. Devon Ave.) Free appraisals as well as displays of cans, signs, trays and microbrewery items. Admission is $1. For more info, call 630/778-1482.

The product that was NOT an actual celebrity-endorsed cereal was (c) Shaq, Crackle, Pop. Sounded good to me!

With both the Cubs (7-1) and Sox (6-2) posting strong opening season records, there is already talk of a “Subway Series” featuring the two teams squaring off in this year’s World Series. When was the last “Subway Series” in Chicago?

a) There has never been one.       b) 1906       c) 1907       c) 1908

Village of Mount Prospect

50 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Police Department

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Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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Post Office

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