Courts Police and Fire

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.


Fisher teen killed in accident

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.


Hunt for shooter shifts away from Mahomet

The hunt for the man charged with shooting a village police officer has shifted away from Mahomet, but the incident is still on the minds of residents—some of whom found a practical way to show their support for local law enforcement Monday.


Manhunt follows shooting of police officer

The search continued Sunday morning for a suspect whom authorities say shot a Mahomet police officer following a routine traffic stop on Saturday night.

In a statement early Sunday, Police Chief Mike Metzler said that officers from Mahomet and across the area are looking for Dracy "Clint" Pendleton, 34, of Bellflower.


First look at new Cornbelt facility

By the end of the summer, Franklin Street will have a much different look.

Above is an architect’s rendering of the 7-bay, 10,200-square-foot new facility that Cornbelt Fire Protection District is building in the 500 block of Franklin Street.


Charges filed in fatal stabbing

A Seymour woman has been charged with second-degree murder following the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend late last week.

Sarah Kijanowski, 25, was arrested at the Champaign home of relatives on Monday afternoon, only hours after a judge ruled that her three children will remain in the temporary custody of the Department and Children and Family Services.


Cornbelt razes Franklin Street homes

The new year is bringing a new look to Franklin Street in downtown Mahomet, as Cornbelt Fire Protection District gears up for a major building project.

Late last week, demolition began on three houses located behind the current fire station, site of a planned 10,200-square-foot storage facility for the department’s emergency apparatus.


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