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

Bobby HullCALLING ALL COOKS: What better time than winter to hone your culinary skills? Add to your cookbook collection on Saturday (Feb. 6) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by shopping the Friends Cookbooks Only sale at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The next Friends sale that includes all genres is in April.

MEET A BLACKHAWK LEGEND: Come to Emerson’s Ale House (113 S. Emerson) on Saturday (Feb. 6) and meet legendary Blackhawk player Bobby Hull. The event will be held during the Blackhawk/Dallas Stars game beginning at 5 p.m. Admission is free and autographs will be available for purchase. Go ‘Hawks!

FAT TUESDAY: It wouldn’t be the Lenten season without Paczkis! These yummy, fruit-filled bismarks are available now through Tuesday (Feb. 9) at Central Continental Bakery (101 S. Main St.) The bakery will be open all night on Monday (Feb. 8) to accommodate your sweet tooth. Another specialty on hand is hot cross buns. CNC is also catering to the little ones this year with mini Paczkis. Place your order by calling 847/870-9500. Order forms can also be found online. Enjoy this once-a-year indulgence!

UNBELIEVABLE CHOCOLATE RAFFLE: Satisfy your or someone else’s chocolate craving while helping the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation now through Saturday (Feb. 13.) Stop by the Library lobby (10 S. Emerson St.) and purchase raffle tickets for $1 each or six for $5 for a chance to win a specialty-themed basket brimming with chocolate delights! All proceeds benefit the Foundation, which raises funds for special programming and events at the Library that otherwise would not be available through public funding. For more info, call 847/253-5675.

RESEARCHING IRISH ROOTS: Learn the tips and tricks to uncovering your Irish roots by attending a program on Saturday (Feb. 6) at 10 a.m. at Arlington Heights Senior Center (1801 W. Central Rd. AH.) Paul Milner, a genealogist who specializes in British Isles research, presents a workshop titled “Irish Emigrants to North America: Before, During and After the Famine.” Doors open at 9 a.m. for a social hour. Donations are welcome.The event is sponsored by the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society.

MARDI GRAS: Celebrate this colorful, festive event on Saturday (Feb. 6) from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the RecPlex (420 W. Dempster St.) The fun begins with a visit from Ronald McDonald at 4:30 p.m. Cold Blooded Creatures, featuring Bubba, the 14-foot live alligator, make an appearance at 5:30 p.m. Get up close and personal to this fascinating creature! Join the parade, walk through Bourbon Street, listen to Dixieland music, and have a bite to eat at the French Quarter Cafe. Other activities include face painting, a bounce house, and games in the gym. Admission is $5/child; $7/non-residents. Adults are admitted free of charge.

CHICAGO SAMBA BRINGS IT: Carnival season is hot, hot, hot in Brazil right now, but you can still feel the electricity closer to home on Sunday (Feb. 7.) Musicians and dancers from the famed Chicago Samba will perform at 3 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center Theater (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) This dynamic Brazilian troupe has been entertaining throughout the Midwest for the past 23 years. Tickets are $20. Youth through high school are admitted free with a paying adult. Purchase tickets at the door, by calling 847/718-7702, or by clicking here .

YOGA, CHOCOLATE & WINE: Combine this trio for a unique Valentine’s Day experience. Adults, 21-years-old and older are invited Tuesday (Feb. 9) from 6 – 8 p.m. to the Rob Roy Golf Course Clubhouse (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd. PH). Bring your yoga mat and enjoy yoga by candlelight enhanced by wine and chocolate treats. The fee is $20/person; $25/person walk-ins. Registration deadline is Monday (Feb. 8.) For more info, call the River Trails Park District at 847/255-1200.

GARDEN CLUB: Escape to the historic gardens of Paris on Wednesday (Feb. 10) during The Garden Club of Mount Prospect program “The Wonders of France” presented by Tish Robinson at 1:30 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 Algonquin Rd. DP.) The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with a social hour and refreshments, followed by a business meeting from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., concluding with the program from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Annual dues are $20. For more info, call 847/670-8272 or click here  .

DESSERT PARTY: The Mount Prospect Woman’s Club will host a Valentine’s dessert game and card party on Thursday (Feb. 11) from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Call 847/577-6379 for tickets and information about donations.

ONLINE AUCTION: Place a bid or two now until Sunday (Feb. 14) during the District 214 Education Foundation online auction. Prizes include vacation packages, sports tickets, dining cards and more. For more information and to bid, click here . All proceeds support student success, innovation and lifelong learning across High School District 214.

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:

(b) Up With People performed at the half-time of Super Bowl XX. Up With People performed at four Super Bowl half-times and one Super Bowl pre-game show giving them more appearances at the Super Bowl than all but five NFL teams. c) Prince performed at Super Bowl XLI’s half-time (Bears vs. Indianapolis, 2007) fittingly performing his hit, Purple Rain, in a downpour!

Which Bears’ player scored the most points in a Super Bowl?

a) Kevin Butler       b) Jim McMahon       c) Robbie Gould       d) Devin Hester


Village of Mount Prospect

50 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/392-6000

Police Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/870-5656
Emergency: 9-1-1

Fire Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/870-5666
Emergency: 9-1-1

Post Office

300 W. Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/392-2731
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
1-800/772-1213
TTY - 1-800/325-0778
M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.