Journey to healing

In the newest issue of “At Home Magazine,” published by the News-Gazette, Bridget Broihahn interviews fellow Mahomet resident and breast cancer survivor Kathy Steepleton. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are reprinting that interview in the Citizen.

Transition, new venture for Mahomet Landscapes owners

After 17 years in the business, Mahomet Landscapes owners Matt and Alice Pommier are making a change.

Last week, they announced the sale of their facility at U.S. 150 and Prarieview Road to landscape contractors Green View, as well as their plans to move back to their original facility on Hickory Street.

Trunk or Treat returning to Main Street

Trunk or Treat is returning to Main Street this year, and organizers say they’re planning for another big crowd.

Heid at the top of his field

Most people probably don’t think much about where their water comes from. But it’s always on the mind of Village of Mahomet Water and Wastewater Superintendent Jason Heid, who was just named the top water treatment professional in the state.

Library seeking local authors

An upcoming event at Mahomet Public Library is putting the spotlight on authors who live right here in Mahomet and the surrounding areas.

Indie Author Day—set for Oct. 8—promises a full day of events, wrapping up with a meet-and-greet with local authors.

Rainy weekend at River Fest

This year’s Sangamon River Music Festival will likely go down in history as “the one when it rained.”

It rained on Friday evening, as the night’s first band took the stage, and it rained Saturday afternoon until well past dusk. A sudden storm in the wee hours of Saturday morning sent vendors’ tents flying and occasioned an emergency clean-up for volunteers.

Meet the bands of River Fest

The Sangamon River Music Festival is coming to Mahomet this weekend, Aug. 26 and 27. Here's a brief rundown of the bands who'll take the stage. For more, check out this week's Mahomet Citizen.


6:30 p.m. Jury's Out

Local cook a semifinalist in recipe contest

Home cook and prolific recipe creator Linda Cifuentes of Mahomet is a semifinalist in a search for “America’s Best Recipe” sponsored by Eggland’s Best.

Her recipe for Pumpkin Stuffed Shells is one of 11 semifinalists selected from the Midwest. An online vote between now and Aug. 24 will be held to determine who will move on to the finalist round.

Volunteers sought for River Fest

As the dates for the Sangamon River Music Festival get closer, organizers are hoping that local residents step up to lend a hand.

Screenwriters in spotlight at Pens to Lens

Two young screenwriters from Mahomet are getting a small taste of Hollywood this month, as short films based on scripts they wrote premiere on the big screen. 


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