Getting to Know Mount Prospect: Facts and Local Guide

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Mount Prospect is a village in Cook County, Illinois. It is located approximately 24 miles northwest of Chicago and just 4 miles north of the O’Hare International airport. If you are looking for a peaceful place to live in, Mount Prospect is just it. The village’s crime rate is well below the national average. No wonder why its official motto is "Where friendliness is a way of life." You can get from Chicago to Mount Prospect within 30 minutes via the Interstate-90.

The Kryder Law Group has helped residents of Mount Prospect for years. Our firm handles car, truck and motorcycle accidents for those injured in Mount Prospect, Illinois. We also handle workers’ compensation claims, premises liability claims, medical malpractice and all types of personal injury claims.

Learn more about Mount Prospect, Illinois in our local guide including information about:

Mount Prospect, Illinois at a Glance

Founding Date: Mount Prospect was founded in 1871 when Ezra Carpenter Eggleston, a real-estate agent, built a four-block residential area on farmland south of the railroad. He named the area Mount Prospect because it sat on the highest point in Cook County.

Population: 53,719 (as at 2019)

County In Illinois: Cook County

Annual Festivals/Events:

  • Mount Prospect Storefront StoryWalk – April 05
  • Mount Prospect Celebration of Cultures
  • Mount Prospect Garage Sale Weekend – May 21

Notable People from Mount Prospect, Illinois

  • Lee DeWyze, winner of American Idol Season 9
  • Bruce Boxleitner, actor and science-fiction writer, best known for roles in TV series Babylon 5 and Scarecrow and Mrs. King and films Tron and Tron: Legacy.
  • Ian Brennan, co-creator of Glee and Scream Queens
  • Brian Gregory, men’s basketball coach at University of South Florida, Dayton and Georgia Tech
  • Tom Lundstedt, baseball player, (Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins)
  • Ed Paschke, highly acclaimed artist, a leader in the Chicago Imagist style
  • Jennifer Morrison, actress (House, Once Upon a Time, Star Trek Into Darkness)
  • Anson Mount, actor
  • Phil Masi, baseball player for Boston Braves and Chicago White Sox
  • Timothy Miller, director of PR, Columbus Crew SC
  • Ben Weasel, lead singer and guitarist of band Screeching Weasel
  • Dave Kingman, 3-time MLB All-Star outfielder for Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, and San Francisco Giants
  • Karen Zambos, fashion designer
  • Pari Pantazopoulos, professional soccer player (Chicago Fire)
  • Terry Moran, ABC News Senior National Correspondent

Mount Prospect Local Resources

Mount Prospect Fire Department
Mount Prospect Fire Department (Headquarters)
111 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: 847-870-5660

Mount Prospect Police Department
911 E. Kensington Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: 847-870-5656

Mount Prospect Village Hall
50 S Emerson St., Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: 847-392-6000

Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce
46 E Northwest Hwy, Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Local Businesses & Restaurants in Mount Prospect


Colonial Dental Associates, LTD.
27 West Prospect  Avenue
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 253-7000

Healing Paradise Acupuncture
259 E. Rand Road, Suite 107
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(224) 307-4325

Kiyota International, Inc.
500-A Kensington Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 253-1960

New Age Care
2015 E. Euclid Avenue
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(224) 801-2015

Russell S. Pollina, DDS
601 W. Central Road, Suite 4
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 392-2457


Mount Prospect Public Library
10 S. Emerson
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056


Emerson’s Ale House
113 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 870-1996

Le Peep Cafe
10 E Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 797-9990

McDonald’s is a quick-service restaurant serving world-famous hamburgers, fries and shakes.
13 W. Rand Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(224) 347-2087

Mr Beef and Pizza
Restaurant Catering Pizza Banquet Halls
1796 S. Elmhurst Road,
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 228-1210

Blackfinn Randhurst Grill
157 Randhurst Village Drive
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 398-5501

Bricks Wood Fired Pizza (inside MP Ice Arena)
1501 Feehanville Drive
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 376-8231

Chick-Fil-A Mount Prospect
950 N. Elmhurst Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 398-3880

Culver’s Of Mount Prospect
1501 Dempster Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 981-1681

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano
740 N. Wolf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 390-7330

Honey Biscuit
106 W. Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 749-1766

Jameson’s Charhouse
1702 Algonquin Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 956-1500

Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge
125 Randhurst Village Drive
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 398-3636

Mrs P & Me
100 E. Prospect Avenue
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 259-9724

Olympus Gyros
412 W. Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 253-5656

The Cotillion Banquets
360 S. Creekside Drive
Palatine, IL 60074

The Red Barn Restaurant & Brewery
303 E. Kensington Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 749-0064

Trezeros Kitchen + Tap
302 W. Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 749-4020

Professional Services

B & E Accounting & Tax CPA P.C.
Services include: Accounting, Tax Service, Consulting, Quickbooks Setup/Training, IRS Notice, Payroll, etc
800 E Northwest Hwy #207
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 818-1040

Chokshi Filippone Law, LLC
Immigration – Real Estate – Estate Planning – Litigation – Business
401 E. Prospect Avenue, Suite 211
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 346-5565

The Kryder Law Group
Personal Injury Attorney
If you are involved in any personal injury claim (getting injured due to the negligent action of another party), you can seek legal help and get financial compensation for your losses by contacting the Kryder Law Group, LLC.
Address: 134 North LaSalle St.
Suite 1515 Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312) 598-0739

Local Charity & Food Banks

Village of Mount Prospect
50 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL – 60056
Phone: (847) 870-5680

Northwest Compass
1300 West Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL – 60056
Phone: (847) 392-2344

Community Connections Center
1711 W. Algonquin Rd
Mount Prospect, IL – 60056
Phone: (847) 506-4930

Local Education in Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect School District 57
701 W Gregory St, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 394-7300

Prospect High School
Public school in Mount Prospect, Illinois
801 W Kensington Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 718-5200

River Trails School District No. 26
1900 E Kensington Rd
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 297-4120

Transportation Information

Kryder Law Scholarships

The Kryder Law Group, LLC encourages college-bound community leaders to apply for The Kryder Law Group, LLC Community Leadership Scholarship.

The winner will receive $1,000! It may be you.

Learn more to apply.

Why Residents of Mount Prospect, Illinois Have Chosen The Kryder Law Group to Handle Their Personal Injury Cases

The Kryder Law Group is a personal injury law firm servicing Mount Prospect, Illinois and surrounding areas. Each personal injury lawyer at The Kryder Law Group has years of experience and has handled hundreds of accident claims. Each auto injury attorney has handled car, truck, bus and motorcycle accidents in the Mount Prospect area. In addition, the injury lawyers at The Kryder Law Group have handled work injuries, dog bite injuries, construction injuries, falls, nursing home neglect cases and many other types of injury claims for residents of Mount Prospect, Illinois and surrounding neighborhoods. You can be confident each injury lawyer at The Kryder Law Group has the experience to handle your personal injury case and maximize the value of your personal injury settlement or jury verdict.

Hear from Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Kryder

Cases Handled by The Kryder Law Group for Residents of Mount Prospect, Illinois

  • Auto Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Falls
  • Work Injuries
  • Commercial vehicle accidents with delivery trucks, Uber, Lyft, UPS, Fed Ex, Walmart and Amazon
  • Construction Accidents
  • Vicious Animal Attacks
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, Failure to diagnose

Questions to Consider When Hiring a Mount Prospect Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Injury Claim

Is it worth hiring a Mount Prospect personal injury attorney for my auto accident or other personal injury claims?

If you have a serious injury, a lawyer can help you maximize your recovery. An experienced lawyer knows the value of your case and how to make an insurance company pay the maximum compensations for your pain and suffering. A Mount Prospect personal injury lawyer can also help you recover lost wages and other compensation you may be entitled to.

How much is my injury claim worth?

Every case is different, but you may be entitled to lost wages, medical bills, future medical bills, disability, loss of a normal life compensation, money for pain and suffering. The personal injury lawyers at the Kryder Law Group can evaluate your case for free. If you are in Mount Prospect and have questions regarding your auto or injury claim feel free to call us. The consultation is free and there is no charge for our work until we win your case.

How long will it take to settle my personal injury claim?

Some cases can be resolved quickly after your medical treatment has concluded. However, in other instances, cases can take longer if the injury causes permanent disability. The length of time a case resolves is heavily dependent on the length of your medical treatment. The longer and more extensive your medical care, the longer your case may take to resolve. If you live in Mount Prospect, Illinois and would like to discuss your case call the Kryder Law Group for a free analysis of your case. It is important to understand your rights.

If I live in Mount Prospect, Illinois, what will I get in my free personal injury consultation?

We like to understand the goals and expectations of every client before we begin. That is why the Kryder Law Group provides a free personal injury consultation to every client.

  • We will evaluate the strength or weakness of your case.
  • We will identify all compensation you can potentially recover.
  • We will evaluate the existence of available insurance.
  • We will discuss your injury and whether specialists are needed.
  • We will evaluate whether expert testimony is needed for your case.
  • We will listen to you and answer any questions you may have.
  • We can provide advice on the paperwork you may have received and what to do with it.

Can I get a loan on my injury case?

Attorneys are not allowed to loan their clients money, but some companies specialize in providing loans to victims of injury claims. Whether you qualify and the amount of the loan is up to the loan company. Your attorney can help you apply if you have an injury claim. Learn more about this topic.

Local Guide to Mount Prospect
Learn about Mount Prospect, IL and The Kryder Law Group.

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    Phone Number (312) 598-1012
    134 North LaSalle St., Suite 1515
    Chicago, IL 60602 Get Directions

    Settlements & Verdicts

    $7.5 Million Recovered for a Construction Worker Injured on Site
    $3 Million Recovered for the Family of a Person Struck by a Garbage Truck
    $2.2 Million Recovered for a Salesperson Injured in an Automobile Collision
    $2 Million Recovered for a Person Struck by a Speeding Vehicle While Waiting for the CTA Bus
    $1.4 Million Recovered for a Computer Programmer Injured in a Slip and Fall
    1.25 Million for a Veteran who Sustained Severe Leg and Arm Injuries in a Motorcycle Collision.  (Policy Limits)
    Phone (312) 223-1700