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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.


Garage damaged in Monday house fire

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.


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.


Minor delays for firehouse project

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.


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