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E-Friendly Way to Rid Your Home of E-Waste

Delta Institute, Cook County, and Forest Preserve District Partner To Collect E-Waste RecyclablesPilot Collection Events Will Test Locations as Possible Permanent Sites CHICAGO (May 31, … Read more ›

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Come Make a Night of it at Relay for Life!

Bring the entire family and plan to make a night of it at this year’s Relay for Life of Mt. Prospect/Prospect Heights. Food, entertainment, raffles … Read more ›

subdivision in Hoffman Estates backs up to a Com-Ed Substation on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Lower electric rates: Voters could help scores of suburbs cut electric bills

Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday’s primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois … Read more ›

This furry ermine showed off its snow-white winter coat during a hike through the woods in Wisconsin. Photo submitted by Jim Lennon.

‘Ermine’ wins photo contest

Jim Lennon’s photo of a furry ermine peeking out from behind a log won this week’s photo contest. As the winner, Lennon’s photograph will appear in … Read more ›

(Photo submitted by Ken Derry)

‘Owl’ wins photo contest

Ken Derry, of Tinley Park, snapped this photo of a snowy owl while at work as a crane operator at Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor. As … Read more ›

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The Year 2011 is One for the Record Books

Mount Prospect Public Library hits record circulation. In just five years’ time, Mount Prospect Public Library has seen a 30% surge in circulation. The Library … Read more ›

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Still Time for Mount Prospect to Pack Shoe Box Gifts With Build A Box

63,300 SHOE BOXES IN CHICAGO AREA BOUND FOR HURTING KIDS IN 100 COUNTRIES Chicago-Area Collection Sites Fill Up with Shoe Box Gifts as Web-Savvy Volunteers … Read more ›

Starlights Senior Team performs a lift in the long program. Photo submitted by Starlights Synchronized Skating Team.

Stellar skaters wins photo contest

Stellar skaters, a photo showing the Starlights Senior Team perform a lift, is the winner of this week’s contest.  Photo submitted by Starlights Synchronized Skating … Read more ›

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Nov. 14-21: Mount Prospect Site Opens to Collect 2,800 Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Needy Children

While many Mount Prospect families are busy with holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, … Read more ›

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Illinois is Broke – $140 BILLION in debt – and if you’re a teacher it’s bad news for you. It’s basic math. There is not … Read more ›