One injury reported in day of I-74 crashes

The only driver not wearing a seat belt during a seven-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near Mahomet was also the only driver injured.

State police said no tickets had yet been issued as of Tuesday night.

Commission gives nod to rezoning

Mahomet-Seymour administrators took another step toward the future sale of the Sangamon School property this week, as the village’s Plan and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to recommend rezoning the site from multi-family residential to commercial use.

Home at last for 4 local residents

This fall, several young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are getting the opportunity to live independently in the town they call home.

A four-bedroom house in Mahomet purchased this year by Champaign-based Developmental Services Center is the new home of Jack Hyatt, Brittany Happ and siblings Kyle and Megan Curtin.

Looking for the garage sale map?

The map for the Fall 2015 Community-Wide Garage Sale can be found in the Oct. 1 Mahomet Citizen, which will be available late Wednesday evening at local gas stations, Mahomet IGA and other retailers.

Copies are also available in the machine at the post office and outside the Mahomet Citizen office at 303 E. Main Street.

Homecoming parade Sept. 25

Mahomet-Seymour High School's 2015 Homecoming Parade will get started at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, following a route down Division and Main streets in downtown Mahomet.

This year's theme is "Into the Rainforest."

At 7 p.m. on Friday evening, the Bulldogs will take on Illinois Valley Central at Mahomet's Frank Dutton Field.

Police seek tips on credit card fraud

Mahomet police are seeking information on a man whom they say used fraudulent credit cards at a local business.

On Aug. 31, a man tried to purchase Visa gift cards at Walgreens on North Lombard using multiple fraudulent credit cards.

New playground equipment at MPE

Kids at Middletown Prairie have a few more reasons to get excited at recess time.

This month, the playground is getting some extra items: musical instruments and a sandbox in the pre-K area, and basketball hoops and a “wall ball” set in the kindergarten area.

That equipment is in addition to the playsets that were installed just before the school opened in 2014.

Legion seeking names, support for sign effort

Members of American Legion Post 1015 are planning an effort to help Mahomet recognize its sons and daughters in uniform.

They hope to put up personalized signs honoring active military personnel along Main Street's business district. Over the past several years, a number of local towns—including Fisher, Tuscola and Arthur—have put up similar signs.

Middletown Prairie sees influx of twins

Eight sets of twins entered kindergarten at Middletown Prairie this school year, Principal Carol Shallenberger reports, beating the school’s previous record of seven sets from several years ago.

Sept. 19 set aside to honor law enforcement

Last week Acting Village President Sean Widener signed a proclamation naming Saturday, Sept. 19, "Paint Illinois Blue Day" in Mahomet.

It's part of an effort to honor law enforcement across the state by displaying blue decorations in a gesture of solidarity.


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