Bright spots in schools budget

The Mahomet-Seymour school board got some glimmers of good news about the 2016-17 budget this week amid the usual worries about state funding.

“This is the best financial picture we’ve had in the past five years,” Superintendent Rick Johnston told the school board at a budget hearing held on Monday night.

Widener to seek full term in April

While the eyes of the nation are on November’s presidential election, there’s another vote on the horizon: the April 2017 consolidated election.

At that time, Mahomet voters will cast their ballots for village president and three of the six trustee positions. 

Open house to show off MSHS renovations

The Mahomet-Seymour School District will hold an open house Sunday, September 25, from 2-3:30 p.m. to celebrate the renovation of the school’s library, commons area and auditorium. 

The project was designed by BLDD Architects and the work completed this summer by contractors Broeren Russo.

Program at MSJH aimed at healthy lifestyles

An after-school program coming to Mahomet-Seymour Junior High this semester is aimed at providing hands-on learning about a healthy lifestyle.

Street work this week

Repairs are set to get underway this week on several major streets in Mahomet.

Workers from Freehill Asphalt will begin crack sealing on Tuesday, starting with the Lakes of River Bend subdivision, Transportation Director Eric Crowley said.

It's Dawg Walk time of year again...

For the Mahomet Citizen

With the start of school in Mahomet comes another annual tradition: the Dawg Walk.

The Mahomet-Seymour PTO sponsors the annual fundraiser to help elementary schools and for PTO activities including reading incentive programs, Lincoln Trail’s popular HANDS around the World program and more.

New leader for growing programs

For a lot of college seniors the future is a source of anxiety. Not so for Denise Reynolds, the Illinois State University student who recently landed a job as program coordinator with Mahomet Parks and Recreation.

Reynolds will work three days a week at Parks and Rec this semester before joining the staff full-time in January. 

Rainy weekend at River Fest

This year’s Sangamon River Music Festival will likely go down in history as “the one when it rained.”

It rained on Friday evening, as the night’s first band took the stage, and it rained Saturday afternoon until well past dusk. A sudden storm in the wee hours of Saturday morning sent vendors’ tents flying and occasioned an emergency clean-up for volunteers.

25 mph signs going up

With a new village-wide limit set to go into effect Sept. 1, leaders are hoping drivers will keep an eye on their speedometers.

Meet the bands of River Fest

The Sangamon River Music Festival is coming to Mahomet this weekend, Aug. 26 and 27. Here's a brief rundown of the bands who'll take the stage. For more, check out this week's Mahomet Citizen.


6:30 p.m. Jury's Out


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