About Mount Prospect
Mount Prospect, Illinois is a northwest suburb of Chicago. With a diverse population of around 56,000, an extensive school system, and a strong base of both retail and professional businesses, Mount Prospect today is an independent village which can rival the comforts of any small town..
The original inhabitants of the area that today encompasses Mount Prospect were Native Americans. Yankees were the first American settlers to the area and the first to clear the land and establish farms. Yet, the second group, German immigrants, had the most significant impact in terms of population and cultural traditions.
In 1850, the train rolled into town. This led to an increasing specialization in the farming community. Not long after the train station was built, others began building stores and houses downtown and made the Village of Mount Prospect come to life. With all of this development, more people started to move to the area, and with a station downtown, the train now stopped in Mount Prospect.
Mount Prospect has schools from several different school districts within its borders.
|Township||Elk Grove 847-437-0300 Wheeling 847-259-7730|
|Park District||847-255-5380 http://www.mppd.org/|
|Water||Village of Mt. Prospect 847-392-6000 Illinois American Water 800-422-2782|
|Refuse||Arc Disposal 847-981-0091|
|Cable TV||Comcast 866-594-1234|
|School District #23||847-870-5550 http://www.d23.org/|
|School District #25||847-758-4900 http://www.sd25.org/|
|School District #26||847-297-4120 https://www.rtsd26.org|
|School District #57||847-394-7300 http://www.d57.org/|
|School District #59||847-593-4300 http://www.ccsd59.org/|
|School District #62||847-824-1136 http://www.d62.org|
|School District #214||847-718-7600 http://www.d214.org/|
|Transfer Tax||Amount of Tax: $3/$1,000
Place of Purchase: Village Hall
Party Liable: Buyer