Politics and Government

Growth in community leads to growth of planning staff

Before developers can break ground on a new project in Mahomet, there’s plenty of paperwork, discussion and planning with village officials that goes on behind the scenes. 

Special census getting underway Dec. 30

A special census commissioned by the Village of Mahomet will get underway on Dec. 30, Village Administrator Patrick Brown said last week.

Four in running for six M-S seats

Six candidates will be on the ballot in April for Mahomet-Seymour school board, vying for four available seats.

Three candidates for three trustee seats

The campaign for several top village offices looks like it could be fairly low-key, based on an unofficial candidate list compiled following the filing deadline for candidates on Monday.

Mahomet goes for Trump

As the dust from the presidential election settled early Wednesday morning, pundits threw around words like “stunning,” “shocker” and “unprecedented.”

Many Mahomet voters—who backed the eventual winner—likely weren’t as surprised.

Census workers wanted

If you’re looking for part-time work this winter, the Village of Mahomet is looking for you.

Main Street development "fast-moving"

Few development sites have attracted as much attention—and speculation—in recent weeks as the properties at the corner of Main and Jefferson, across the street from Sangamon School.

Widener to seek full term in April

While the eyes of the nation are on November’s presidential election, there’s another vote on the horizon: the April 2017 consolidated election.

At that time, Mahomet voters will cast their ballots for village president and three of the six trustee positions. 

Website aims to attract commercial development

The target audience for choosemahomet.com, a new village website, isn’t local residents.

Instead, it’s an effort to provide information about Mahomet and the surrounding area to commercial developers looking to site businesses.

Speeds on 47 also going down

Drivers on Illinois 47 are slowing down thanks to some new speed limits imposed this month.

In mid-July, the speed limit on the stretch of highway that passes the Briarcliff and Thornewood neighborhoods on the north side of Mahomet was lowered. 


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