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The RMS Titanic sits "fully dressed" at Southampton Dock, April 5, 1912 before its fateful voyage. (This image is considered to be in the public domain)
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"An Evening Aboard the Titanic" to be presented by Mount Prospect Historical Society and River Trails Park District

A century ago, the R.M.S. Titanic departed from Southampton, England, on a brisk April afternoon and sailed into the arms of history. The voyage remains … Read more ›

Cliff Hagedorn, 91, right, speaks to Orchard Place students on Friday about the American flag. Fellow veteran Bill McNutt also spoke to the students. (Jennifer Delgado/Tribune)

Veteran spends 91st birthday with Des Plaines students

Cliff Hagedorn, of Des Plaines, didn’t expect such a vibrant greeting last week when he came to share stories about his service in World War … Read more ›

Mount Prospect's first hospital as it looked in 1929 at today's address of 111 W. Prospect Avenue..
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From Old To New

The historic 2-story building at 111 W. Prospect Avenue, across from the Mount Prospect Metra west parking lot, has been a healthcare facility for more … Read more ›

Mount Prospect’s Randhurst, then and now: These images depict Montgomery Ward’s The Fair Store at Randhurst Center shortly before its Grand Opening in 1962 and the new Randhurst Village today, as construction winds down. Photos courtesy of Mount Prospect Historical Society
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Mount Prospect Historical Society to welcome Randhurst Village with time capsule, book signing

The wait is almost over. Construction is wrapping up at Randhurst Village and the Mount Prospect Historical Society (MPHS) will be on hand to begin … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

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Civil Rights Attorney Donates a piece of African American History to University

(Chicago, IL) May 18, 2011 – Celebrated matrimonial attorney and historian Jeffery M. Leving will be donating an original 1855 first edition of My Bondage … Read more ›

Eli Skinner's grave marker at Elk Grove Cemetery.
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Illinois DOES have Ties to the Revolutionary War

Ever since word got out that the Mount Prospect Historical Society was planning a huge Revolutionary War re-enactment as a fundraiser, staff members and board … Read more ›

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Re-Enactment Spurs Mount Prospect Woman to Find Her Family's Revolutionary Roots.

The upcoming Revolutionary War re-enactment to be held May 14-15 near her Mount Prospect home has given Cindy Huff Bork, administrative assistant at the Mount … Read more ›

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Czechoslovak Heritage Museum event honoring former Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak

The Czechoslovak Heritage Museum will hold an event to honor former Chicago Mayor Anton J Cermak on Saturday, April 16 from noon until 4pm. The … Read more ›

Members of the North West Territory Alliance's Proctor's Artillery unit demonstrate Revolutionary War-era artillery techniques. (Photo courtesy of NWTA)
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Revolutionary War Re-Enactment Planned for Mount Prospect, May 14-15

The Mount Prospect Historical Society, in conjunction with the Mt. Prospect Park District and the North West Territory Alliance (NWTA), announced today that they will … Read more ›