Mt. Prospect is located in northeastern Illinois in Cook County just north-northwest of Chicago and east of Schaumburg. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 53,581, an increase of 413 since 1990.
For those seeking education beyond the high school level, the city is home to Christian Life College, a four-year institution of higher learning.
Local events include the "Midsummer Downtown Block Party" with its live music, food and fun for the kids.