News from the Reference Desk Category: Community

Appointment required for some DMV services

Many services at local DMV’s, including Des Plaines and Schaumburg, now require an advance appointment. In order to cope with COVID-19 backlogs, the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office announced procedure changes for some services. 

At some facilities, make an appointment in advance for:
*Behind-the-wheel road tests
*Applying for or renewing REAL IDs
*Applying for standard Driver’s License/Identification Card. 

For some services, a visit to the DMV can be avoided by completing the transaction online, including:
*Driver’s License/Identification Card Renewal (if eligible)
*Duplicate driver’s license or State ID
*License plate renewal or replacement. 

To make an appointment or to access online services, visit: https://www.ilsos.gov/departments/drivers/appointments/home.html. To make an appointment over the phone, call the appointment helpline at 844-817-4649. 

Mount Prospect Senior Opportunities Survey

illustration of a paper form with a pencilThe Mount Prospect Village Human Services Department is looking for input from older adults in the community about expanding activities, programming, and events in the Farley Community Room. Results from a 2019 focus group indicated that seniors would like to have a place to gather in the community. The department has created a survey for seniors to offer feedback and specify the activities they would like to see offered. The Human Services staff would appreciate your participation.  Print copies of the survey are available at the Village and at the Mount Prospect Public Library. To access the survey online, please click here.

Upcoming webinars and community resource for job seekers

Illinois WorkNet American Job Center logoThe North Suburban Cook County American Job Center is a valuable local resource for any residents affected by job loss. One of over 3,000 federally-funded American Job Centers in the nation, the center offers free services to job seekers: assistance with resumes, mastering interviews, connecting with job training and more.

Did you know: volunteer experiences can boost your job search! As an active job seeker, volunteering can offer an opportunity to develop new skills and bolster your interviewing confidence. The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center regularly recruits volunteers, and often finds that job seekers who volunteer their time to the center find themselves landed in a meaningful employment more quickly.

Though the center is currently closed to the public, virtual services are available. Upcoming webinars feature such as working with recruiters, virtual networking, and identifying transferable skills. Webinar registration is available through their monthly evening calendar. 

Connect with all of their available job seeker services.

Vaccination Information

The topic of Covid-19 vaccinations is a challenging one. It is not yet known when vaccinations will be available for most residents of the Mount Prospect area.  Here is what we know so far:

  1. 1. The Cook County Department of Public is in charge of everything to do with vaccines in our area–how it is distributed, where and to whom.

2.  Further information as it becomes available can be found on the department’s website. Other ways to contact the department with questions or concerns are via Twitter #COVID19; by calling the new @CookCoHealth hotline at 708-836-4755 or by emailing the department at CCDPH.COVID19@cookcountyhhs.org.

Mount Prospect Christmas Tree Lighting

cartoon Christmass tree decorated with bells and stars, and presents under the treeThere will be many things that are different about the upcoming holiday season. But there will still be Christmas trees and lights to enjoy! Mount Prospect will celebrate its tree-lighting virtually. You can view the ceremony on YouTube via the village’s Facebook page.