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A year in review: Mahomet's top 10 stories of 2017

In a year, so much can change in your neck of the woods. Last January, the village's special census of 11 subdivisions added 1,142 new residents since the 2010 census, which brought Mahomet's total population within the village to 8,400. Aside from population growth, Mahomet's commercial businesses grew in size with 11 new businesses (and more on the way).

Mahomet pastor finds a second calling

Lutz Braunig is a member of the clergy who is on call to more than his congregation at Mahomet Church of the Nazarene.

He’s also a law enforcement counselor for a 10-county central Illinois area.

During his 16 years of service, Braunig said, “there’s not too much I haven’t seen.

Newest Mahomet officer's motto: Firm but fair


For The Mahomet Citizen

Integrity. Dedication. Motivation.

These are the three traits needed to succeed, according to Mahomet’s newest police officer, Paulo Alfonso.

Mahomet community grieves 'a great kid'

Dan Ryan acknowledges “I don’t know what it would be like for a parent to lose a child,” but there is one thing the Mahomet-Seymour mathematics instructor does know.

Mahomet Police welcome new officer

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 look to hire another officer

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.

Lifesaving partnership

Since Mahomet Police equipped their squad cars with cardiac defibrillators a few years ago, they’ve been used in life-or-death situations.

Renovations on tap for fire station

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.

Officers, volunteers carry on holiday tradition

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 in May police shooting

New details are fleshing out the timeline of a May police shooting that shocked the community and sparked a statewide manhunt.


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