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A view of downtown Mount Prospect from Prospect Avenue. Joe Lewnard | Staff

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  • Where Friendliness is a Way of Life
  • 54,505
  • 1917
  • When Randhurst shopping center was completed in 1962 it was the largest enclosed, air-conditioned space in America. It also had a bomb shelter underneath that was meant to be large enough to house the entire population of Mount Prospect.
  • 60056
  • 42.065427, -87.936217

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School Districts

  • Arlington Heights District 25 (Elementary)
  • www.sd25.org
  • Mount Prospect District 57 (Elementary)
  • www.d57.org/
  • Northwest Suburban Dist. 214 (High school)
  • www.d214.org/
  • Prospect Heights District 23 (Elementary)
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Park Districts

  • Mount Prospect Park District
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Notable People

  • Bruce Boxleitner
  • TV, movie actor who starred in "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" and "Babylon 5". Author of two science fiction novels. Graduate of Prospect High School.
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  • Dave Kingman
  • Colorful MLB slugger lived in Mount Prospect and played for the Cubs, one of 7 teams he played for in the 70s and 80s.
  • Dave Kingman's website
  • Lee DeWyze
  • Musician and winner of the ninth season of "American Idol."
  • Lee DeWyze website
  • Terry Moran
  • Co-anchor of "Nightline" on ABC, former ABC White House correspondent.
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