Mount Prospect

D59 Superintendent Given Raise, 2-Year Contract Extension

Contract Amendment Pulled From Consent Agenda After Objections

Elk Grove Township Elementary School Dist. 59 Board of Education members approved a raise and two-year contract extension with Supt. Terri Bresnahan at Monday’s school board meeting — a move many in the audience were not happy about. Bresnahan currently earns a base salary of $249,100, which, with other payments and benefits, including an $8,400 car allowance and district-paid employee […]

Major Roadwork Nears At Rand-Central-Mount Prospect Road Triangle


Additional roadwork is coming soon to the busy intersections of Mount Prospect, Rand and Central roads in Mount Prospect, just across from Des Plaines. The Illinois Dept. of Transportation (IDOT) and Mount Prospect will soon begin construction of the Rand-Central-Mount Prospect (RCMP) Intersection Improvements Project. The RCMP triangle experiences blocked intersections and poor vehicle progression on a daily basis. This […]

A Shining Example: Willer Honored For Dedication To VFW, Service To Local Community

For Shining Star Award winner Ron Willer, the village of Mount Prospect has offered an opportunity to be involved with veterans who have served their country like him. Willer was the recipient of the Star Spangled Banner Award during this year’s Shining Star Awards in early February, for his dedication to the Mount Prospect VFW and his service to the […]

Search For New Dist. 214 Superintendent Looms Over Board Election

From gun safety to mental health and budgets, one issue in Township High School Dist. 214 differs from other local school districts as the April 4 election for school board nears: the search for a new district superintendent.  One of a school board’s main objectives is to oversee and evaluate their respective district superintendent. The superintendent is not voted in, […]

Dist. 26 Receives Green Ribbon School Award


The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced March 8 that Prairie Trails School of River Trails Elementary School Dist. 26 in Mount Prospect received the 2022-23 Illinois Green Ribbon School Award. The program awards schools, districts,​ and institutions of higher education with active programs, actions, and a dedication to sustainability. ISBE has also nominated the school for the U.S. […]

Mount Prospect Trustee Candidates Look Toward Future Should Bears Move To Arlington

Should the Chicago Bears relocate to Arlington Heights in the years to come, each of the four candidates running for three, four-year seats on the Mount Prospect Village Board have different thoughts on what kind of impact a Bears development would have locally, and what it would mean to Mount Prospect long-term. Current Trustee Colleen Saccotelli believes a Bears move […]

Dist. 57 Candidates Share Thoughts On Safety In Schools

Two of the four candidates running for three, four-year seats on the Mount Prospect Elementary School Dist. 57 Board of Education shared ideas on how to improve and enhance security in district schools to ensure continuous safety from potential intruders. Challenger Charmaine Grippo stated that while visiting each district school, student and staff safety measures are utilized with the use […]

Mount Prospect Debate Tonight!


Candidates running for two elected offices in Mount Prospect will take part in tonight’s (Wednesday) debate at village hall starting at 6 p.m.  The debate is sponsored by Journal & Topics Media Group, publishers of the Mount Prospect & Prospect Heights Journal plus several other local newspapers. Candidates running for Mount Prospect Elementary School Dist. 57 Board of Education and […]

Funeral Home Withdraws Crematorium Request

The highly contested proposed crematorium addition to Matz Funeral Chapel in Mount Prospect is now a dead issue.  A conditional use permit for Matz’s proposed crematorium was forfeited Friday, March 10 after the village’s Plan Commissioners the day before voted (5-0) against it while an overwhelming number of residents spoke out opposing their plan. A letter was sent to Mount […]

Pickwick GM Running Theater Month-To-Month; She Might Become Permanent Operator

For years, Kathryn Tobias has been able to engage in two of her passions. One is dancing with the Barefoot Hawaiians group and the other serving as general manager of the Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge. While she has cut back some on her dancing, Kathryn is now the operator of the Pickwick Theater and is working on a month-to-month […]

Prospect Heights Park District Hosts Summer Job Fairs


Do you know a high school/college student/graduate hitting the job market unprepared to meet employer expectations?   The Prospect Heights Park District is hiring for the summer. Job fairs are scheduled for March 17, 22 and 24 at the Gary Morava Recreation Center, 110 W. Camp McDonald Rd., Prospect Heights, for individuals to learn about employment opportunities, benefits, and bonuses, as […]

Chicago Wins Bid To Host Rotary International 2030 Convention


The Rotary Club of River Cities, which serves Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, and Prospect Heights, recently announced that Chicago won the provisional bid to hold the Rotary International 2030 Convention at McCormick Place. Rotary members and participants from around the world will gather in Chicago to connect, learn from each other and various experts, and share ideas for bringing positive, […]

Dist. 23 Names New Assistant Superintendent


Prospect Heights School Dist. 23 has named Betsy Ross School Principal Craig Curtis as the district’s next assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction effective July 1.  The board of education at its meeting March 8 approved his hiring. Supt. Don Angelaccio said Curtis is respected throughout the district and is well prepared for the new role, given that he has […]

Mount Prospect Police Department Earns ‘Tier One’ Re-Accreditation


The Mount Prospect Police Dept. recently received Tier One re-accreditation through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. At the Feb. 21 village board meeting, retired Downers Grove Police Chief Shanon Gillette, who serves as the Illinois Association Chiefs of Police vice president at-large, presented Chief Michael Eterno, Deputy Chief Timothy Griffin […]

Bagpiping Fills The Air At Mount Prospect Library Event



Mount Prospect Reaches $350,000 Settlement With Longtime Firefighter

A whistleblowing Mount Prospect firefighter who served the community for 25 years will retire at the end of March with $350,000 after the village board March 7 approved a settlement agreement ending a federal lawsuit he filed against the village for alleged inappropriate behavior in the fire department. Lt. Steven Edwards will retire March 31 after village attorneys and representatives […]

New Playgrounds, Renovations In Works For MP’s Lions Park

The first part of a multi-phase process to renovate Lions Park, 300 E. Council Tr., Mount Prospect, is underway. “All of the equipment will be removed,” Mount Prospect Park District planner and project manager Ben Kutscheid said of the $1.9 million first phase, adding that the development will include new 5-12-year-old and 2-5-year-old playgrounds. The first phase includes “new shelter, […]

Rosemont OKs Agreement That Paves The Way For Drive-Through Portillo’s This Year

A new drive-through, pickup only Portillo’s restaurant will be built at the empty northwest corner of Mannheim and Higgins roads in Rosemont as long as it meets certain village requirements, the Journal & Topics has learned. Rosemont trustees Monday approved a Development Agreement for the planned drive-through which says that the village will give the corner parcel to the developer, […]

Discuss Future Use Of Land At Golf-Wolf In Des Plaines

The future use of the approximately five acres of empty land at Golf and Wolf roads in Des Plaines will be discussed at a community meeting on Thursday, March 16 at Des Plaines city hall downtown. The public is invited to attend the session that begins at 6 p.m. and is hosted by Ald. Artur Zadrozny (4th). The site, which […]

Harper College Maintains Top “Aaa” Bond Rating


Harper College in Palatine has maintained its “Aaa” bond rating from Moody’s Investor Services, the bond credit rating company’s highest possible rating. “Maintaining our ‘Aaa’ rating is a testament to the college’s sustained commitment to sound fiscal practices and the community’s ongoing support as we continue offering quality, affordable and accessible education to our students,” Harper President Avis Proctor said. […]

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