Politics and Government

Mahomet board approves annexation policy, community members raise caution

Village of Mahomet board members adopted an annexation policy during the regular board meeting Tuesday.

Village, M-S school district propose school resource officer position

On Monday, the village of Mahomet and the Mahomet-Seymour School District announced a proposed intergovernmental agreement to create a school resource officer position.

Mahomet area residents voice concerns to Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force

Jodi Eisenmann held a bottle of water up to members of the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force as she described the reality of daily living after a natural gas leak near the Mahomet Aquifer in December 2016.

"We get water delivered every Tuesday," she said.

Precautionary measures: Bills propose oversight, notice requirements after natural gas leaks

State Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, proposed two pieces of legislation Thursday concerning the Mahomet Aquifer natural gas leak. The bundled legislation pertains to the oversight and notice requirements of below-ground natural gas storage sites.

Meet the new village employee: Kouzmanoff becomes finance, human resources director

Robert Kouzmanoff is the new finance and human resources director at the village of Mahomet. Kouzmanoff grew up in Champaign, but also attended school in Mahomet and Weldon. After high school in Champaign, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a military policeman and served one combat deployment to Iraq.

Subdivision plans leave residents looking to village for 'more consideration'

56-acre project proposed near Country Ridge

The Plan and Zoning Commission, which advises the village of Mahomet's board of trustees, held a public hearing on Tuesday and discussed a resolution to establish a large-scale residential development of 56.2 acres of land commonly known as Sangamon Fields.

Rose proposes transparency legislation after natural gas leaks

Conveying his frustrations in the relaying of communication between companies, state government and area residents impacted in last year's natural gas leak, Illinois Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, introduced legislation in an attempt to strengthen transparency in last Friday's press conference held at the Mahomet Village Administrative Building, 503 E.

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).

New Mahomet Township assessor carries on family tradition

Think about your dream job, the one you longed to do as a teen-ager.

Perhaps it was to be a nurse or a ball player. Maybe it was to be a truck driver or a writer. For others, it might have been to be a chemist or a chef.

LaDonna Kaiser understands about ambitions. As a youngster, she always thought she’d be an accountant.

Voters have their say in local races

Voters in the Mahomet-Seymour district elected four members to the school board on Tuesday.

Unofficial results that night showed incumbents Max McComb, Merle Giles and Lance Raver returning to the board alongside newcomer Lori Larson.

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