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

SBSSMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Support local Mount Prospect businesses by participating in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28. Many local businesses are running specials including Express Gifts, the Wildbird Shack, El Sombrero, Blackfinn Ameripub, Capannari’s Ice Cream and more. For more information, click here .

ADVOCATE INSURANCE: Learn about the new BlueCare Direct health care coverage from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois. This plan was formed in collaboration with Advocate Health Care and includes Advocate doctors and facilities. A seminar will be held at Lutheran General Hospital (1700 Luther Lane, Park Ridge) in the Advanced Care Center Lobby on Wednesday (Dec. 2) from 2 – 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Representatives are also available for appointments to explain the plans. For more info/appointments, call 888/809-2810 or click here  .

GIFT OF LIFE: Blood supplies dwindle during the holiday season. Take a few minutes to give the gift of life at the Village Community Blood Drive on Thursday (Dec. 3) from 3 – 7 p.m. at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson). Walk-ins are welcome!

LEMONS OF LOVE: Wildbird Shack (854 E. Northwest Hwy.) will host a fundraiser for Lemons of Love on Thursday (Dec. 3) from 5 – 7:30 p.m. 10% of all purchases will be donated to the organization, which provides gift bags to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. For more info, call 847/873-0409.

HOLIDAY HOUSE WALK: The 28th Annual Historical Society House Walk will be held on Friday (Dec. 4) from 3:30 – 9 p.m. A variety of homes will be featured in the area near the Mount Prospect Golf Club. This year, a special dinner can also be purchased at the Golf Club Restaurant with three seating times available. Deadline for the dinner reservations is Nov. 30 and reservations can be made by calling 847/392-9006. Tickets to the House Walk can be purchased at several locations and through PayPal. For more information, click here or call 847/392-9006.

TEDDY BEAR WALK: The tradition continues as the Mount Prospect Public Library holds the 35th Annual Teddy Bear Walk on Saturday (Dec.5) from 10 a.m. to Noon. For more info/registration, call 847/253-5675.

SANTA RUN FOR A CAUSE: Register for the Rotary Santa Run and receive your 5-piece Santa Suit to be worn on the 5K fun run or the mile walk. Those doing the shorter Reindeer Runner courses will receive reindeer antlers to wear. The run takes place in downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday (Dec. 5) and proceeds fund local and global Rotary Club service initiatives. For more info/registration, click here.

EMPTY BOWLS FOR A CAUSE: Choose from hundreds of uniquely handcrafted bowls and join in a simple meal of soup and bread at Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd., DP) on Saturday (Dec. 5) from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donation is $15 a bowl and all proceeds benefit local food charities. For more info, call 847/635-1699 or click here .

CONSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE: Take home a beautiful poinsettia and enjoy a variety of holiday activities at the Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd., DP) Open House on Saturday (Dec. 5) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rumor has it that Santa may even make an appearance so bring your camera too! Hayrides, holiday music, crafts, hot cocoa and warm apple cider make this a fun way to welcome the holiday season.

GINGERBREAD OPEN HOUSE: Celebrate a “Gingerbread Christmas” with the Mount Prospect Historical Society at its annual open house on Saturday (Dec. 5) from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Friedrichs House Museum (101 S. Maple.) A $5 donation per family/group is suggested. Vote for the “Most Historic” and “Most Creative” gingerbread houses among the many on display. There will be a variety of activities for all ages. For more info, call 847/392-9006.

SANTA STROLL: Join Santa for a craft beer sampling at various Mount Prospect locations on Saturday (Dec. 5) from 2 – 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 with Santa hats for the first 100 tickets sold. The event is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce. For more info/tickets,click here.

SANTA AND HIS REINDEER: Bring your camera as Santa and real reindeer make an appearance at the Town and Country Center (intersection of Rand, Palatine and Arlington Heights Rd. in AH) on Sunday (Dec. 6) from Noon – 3 p.m.

AARP SMART DRIVER; Brush up on your driving skills at the AARP Smart Driver Course on Monday (Dec. 7) and Wednesday (Dec. 9). The two-session course will be held at the Wheeling Township Hall (1616 N. Arlington Hrs. Rd., AH) from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. For more info/registration, call 847/259-7730.

GARDEN CLUB: The Garden Club of Mount Prospect will learn about “Creative Reuse and SWANCC Programs featuring a Trashy Fashion Show” at their meeting on Tuesday (Dec. 8) at the Friendship Conservatory (395 Algonquin Rd., DP.) Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by a short business meeting. The program starts at 1:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

DIST. 26 BOARD MEETING: River Trails School District 26 will hold a Board Meeting on Tuesday (Dec. 8) at the Administration Building (1900 E. Kensington). Come for the Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Board Meeting at 7 p.m. For more info, call 847/ 297-4120.

HOLIDAY LIGHT RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted holiday string lights and extension cords now through the end of February 2016, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m at Mount Prospect Public Works Department (1700 W. Central Rd.) The Village cannot accept garlands, live greens, wreathes, or other non-recyclable material.This is a free service.

TOYS FOR KIDS: Help make a child’s holiday brighter by donating a new, unwrapped toy to one of three Mount Prospect fire stations now through Friday (Dec. 11.) The Toys for Kids program can benefit more than 300 children up to age 17 in about 125 families in the Village. Gift cards to major department stores are suggested for older children. Drop off gifts at Fire Station 12 (1601 W. Golf Rd.), Fire Station 13 (112 E. Northwest Hwy.) or Fire Station 14 (2000 E. Kensington Rd.) For more info, call 847/870-5660.



—Holiday Bazaar: St. Zachary School (567 W. Algonquin, DP) will hold a Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (Nov.28/29) Crafts, Christmas decorations and wreaths, and a variety of vendor wares will be available. Admission is $1/Children under 12 are free as is parking.

—Cookies and Cocoa: Drop by the Elk Grove Historical Museum (399 Biesterfield Rd., EGV) on Wednesdays (Dec. 2 – Jan. 27) for some cookies and cocoa. Take a tour of the Farmhouse, make a simple craft and enjoy the treats. No registration is required. Free for members/$1 for non-members. For more info, call 847/439-3994.

—Brass Band: The Illinois Brass Band welcomes the holiday with its annual “Holiday Classics” concert on Sunday (Dec. 6) at 2 p.m. in Palatine’s historic Cutting Hall (150 E. Wood St.,PAL). An encore performance will be given on Saturday (Dec. 19) at 5 p.m. at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles. For more info, click here .

The amount of energy used to make one new aluminum can could make (d) 20 recycled aluminum cans.

Who started Small Business Saturday in 2010?

a) Small Business Administration       b) American Express       c) U.S. Chamber of Commerce            d) Bank Americard

Village of Mount Prospect

50 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Police Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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Fire Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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Post Office

300 W. Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
M-F 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Social Security Office

705 N. Wheeling Road
Mount Prospect, Il 60056
TTY - 1-800/325-0778
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