Mt. Prospect business to hold Fall Fest

The Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association will be hosting its fourth annual Fall Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 in front of village hall at Emerson Street and Busse Avenue.

Trick-or-treaters and their parents are invited to dress in Halloween costumes. Macaroni Soup and other dance companies will perform. Scottie the Parrot will make an appearance. And the River Trails Middle School Bucket Band will perform.

Children will be able to paint pumpkins and make crafts and go along with tractor and pony rides. For more information, visit

For adults only: The River Trails Education Foundation will hold an adults-only Halloween-themed party, called "BOO-gie at Bogeys" fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Bogeys Ale House, 303 E. Kensington Road in Mount Prospect. Come in costume or just as you are. The charge is $20, which covers food and pop. The money collected will benefit students of River Trails School District 26.

Call Claudine at (847) 877-9714.

Marking 50 years: The Elk Grove Lions Club is celebrating its 50 years of service to the community at a dinner dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Belvedere Banquets, 1170 W. Devon Ave. The Fairlanes, which plays '50s through contemporary music, will be there. For more information, visit the Lions Club site at

See it on the Web: MPTV can now be seen on the Web. The station is now offering video on demand replays of village meetings. With this video capability, you will be able to go to the agenda item you're interested in, village official said. For a link to the station, go to

Start now: It's not too early to be thinking about vehicle stickers in Mount Prospect. The deadline to put those stickers on your car is April 30 or else police will ticketing you. The penalty will not be applied to new residents or residents with new cars. You have 30 days to purchase the sticker, but you'll have to provide proof of purchase and a move-in date, village officials said. Call (847) 392-6000.

Heard anything new? Call Sue Ter Maat at (847) 427-4602 or e-mail

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