Courts Police and Fire

How you can help

As news of the fire at Lake of the Woods Apartments spread on Friday, Mahomet residents began asking what they could do to help.

"Everybody wants to do something, and there's nothing more frustrating in a situation like this than just waiting," said Kelly Formoso, branch manager of the Champaign office of the American Red Cross.


Fire destroys Mahomet home

An early-morning fire this weekend left a Mahomet resident homeless.

Cornbelt firefighters reported to a house fire in the 100 block of Carroll Street in Candlewood Estates around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. The home was fully engulfed in flames by the time they arrived.


Vandals strike over holidays

The holiday season brought havoc to some residents in Mahomet's Hunter's Ridge subdivision.

Mahomet police received three reports of residents whose car tires were "cut or otherwise deflated" during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, Police Chief Mike Metzler said. All those incidents occurred on Timber Wolf Lane in the hours after midnight.


New engine purchase centers on safety

When Cornbelt Fire Protection District officials purchased Fire Engine 2257 earlier this year, it wasn’t a matter of looking around the lot and taking a truck or two for a test drive.

It’s a big-ticket purchase, requiring planning and patience. Cornbelt took delivery of its newest engine this summer, 34 months after the purchasing process was first set in motion.


Cornbelt open house next Thursday

Cornbelt Fire Protection District volunteer firefighters will be holding an open house at the fire station on Main Street on Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 p.m.

The whole family is invited to enjoy free hot dogs, drinks, balloons, and the always popular fire truck rides.
Sparky the Fire Dog will also be on hand to greet children and for picture opportunities.


48 years of service

In the fall of 1966, former Cornbelt Fire Protection Chief Bud Lindsey was determined to convince his new neighbor, Delmer Castor, to sign up as a volunteer firefighter.


Preparing for the worst

At Lincoln Trail, Tuesday morning starts with a sound that no one wants to hear inside a school: gunshots.

Uniformed officers race down a hallway, prompted by cries from fleeing students, only to corner the gunman near the door to the gymnasium.


No injuries in bus collision

Nobody was hurt after a Mahomet-Seymour school bus collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Main and Lombard Street on Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. About 60 junior high and high school students were on board the bus, headed home at the end of the school day.


Instructor anticipates high demand for classes

By NICOLE LAFOND
For the Mahomet Citizen

Now that the Illinois State Police have begun accepting concealed-carry license applications, a local firearms instructor says that he anticipates a big boom in demand for his concealed-carry instruction courses offered in Mahomet.


Police seeking vandalism tips

Mahomet Police are seeking information on the vandalism at the Mahomet-Seymour bus barn that occurred last month, as well as on a more recent incident.

During graduation weekend, three driver's education cars parked at Mahomet-Seymour High School had their tires slashed.


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