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First Peek Ultrasound is located around 30-45 minutes from Mount Prospect
in Oak Park, IL (18 miles). Our address is
7121A W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302.
Mount Prospect, "Where Friendliness is a Way of Life” is a village in Cook County, Illinois, about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. As of the 2000 Census, this northwest suburb of Chicago had a total population of 56,265. In 2008, Mount Prospect achieved the distinction of being the #1 Best Place to Raise Your Kids in the United States. Mount Prospect originally consisted only of the zip code of 60056, but now it includes the zip codes 60056, 60057, and 60058. The area code of Mount Prospect was originally 708, which was the area code of all or almost all Chicago suburbs. It was then changed to 847, making it one of the first cities to have an area code with the second digit being something other than a 0 or a 1.
Randhurst Mall, previously known as Randhurst Center or, as we used to call it when hanging out there as teenagers, simply Randhurst, was a shopping mall that was located at the corner of Rand Road (U.S. Route 12) and Elmhurst Road (IL Route 83) in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The mall took its name from combining the names of these two roads. The original owner of the mall was the Randhurst Corporation (a joint venture of Carson Pirie Scott, Wieboldt's, and Montgomery Ward); the land is currently owned by Casto Lifestyle Properties. At the time of its 1962 opening, it was the first enclosed regional mall in the Chicago area and the largest enclosed air-conditioned space in the United States. Upon the building of Randhurst, the population, attraction of businesses, and "coolness" of this city dramatically increased. Randhurst reached its height of foot traffic, retail space, and occupancy level in the early 1990's. At its 2008 closure, the mall was anchored by Bed Bath & Beyond, Carson Pirie Scott, and Costco. The mall has been demolished and is being rebuilt as a lifestyle center. The anchors are to remain as part of the new development. Demolition began in the winter of 2008/2009. The mall was then gutted as it still contained hazardous asbestos insulation. By the following summer, visible demolition work had resumed. Less than eleven months after Randhurst closed, the mall's signature dome was pulled down on August 28, 2009, thus ending not only the existence of Chicagoland's first enclosed mall but the memories of our Mount Prospect adolescence as well.
If you have ever accidentally watched an episode of Glee and noticed, like I have, that it had an eerie uncanny resemblance to your own choir class in Mount Prospect, this is because Ian Brennan, the screenwriter and producer of Glee, was born in Mount Prospect and spent his four years in high school at Prospect High School and conceived the idea for Glee based on his own experience as a member of the Prospect High School show choir.
Ian Brennan explained, "I find it interesting that there is something in everybody, a longing for something transcendent, particularly in a place like Mt. Prospect, a place that’s very suburban and normal and plain [sic]. Even in places like that, there’s this desire to shine. That’s fascinating and very funny to me, especially when people try to accomplish this through show choir – which, to me, is inherently a little ridiculous."
Jennifer Morrison, born on April 12, 1979, is an American actress, model, and film producer. She is best known for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron in House, whom she played for over five years. Jennifer Morrison was born in Chicago and raised in Arlington Heights, and went to high school in Mount Prospect, IL at Prospect High School.