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The village board welcomed a new police officer at their Tuesday night study session.
Acting Village President Sean Widener swore in John Paulo Alfonso, whom Police Chief Mike Metzler said “will be an excellent addition to the department.”
Police Chief Mike Metzler has asked the village board of trustees to expand his department.
At the board’s Tuesday night study session, Metzler spoke in favor of a resolution that would increase the department from eight full-time officers to nine.
Since Mahomet Police equipped their squad cars with cardiac defibrillators a few years ago, they’ve been used in life-or-death situations.
Now that their new facility on Franklin Street is complete, leaders at Cornbelt Fire Protection District are turning their attention to some improvements at the main station.
Delivering food baskets to needy families is a Christmas tradition for local law enforcement officers, and they carried on that tradition in Mahomet last Wednesday morning.
New details are fleshing out the timeline of a May police shooting that shocked the community and sparked a statewide manhunt.
Firefighters from multiple departments responded to a house fire in Mahomet on Monday afternoon.
Cornbelt Fire Chief John Koller said that his firefighters were joined by volunteers from Seymour, Bondville and Sangamon Valley in responding to a fire at 602 Colony Grove.
With a new village-wide limit set to go into effect Sept. 1, leaders are hoping drivers will keep an eye on their speedometers.
This week, contractors began work on the roof of the new Cornbelt firehouse on Franklin Street. The project, which has been going on since the spring, has seen a few minor setbacks—but fire district leaders say that they’re still on target to move into the new building this fall.
Mahomet police are investigating the death of a Fisher teen killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday.
Police Chief Mike Metzler said the accident happened at 4:30 a.m. on Illinois 47 on the north edge of town near the entrance to the Lake of the Woods Grand Prairie Museum.