Politics and Government

Candidate forum canceled

The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce has canceled its candidate forum set for Oct. 23.

Chamber Director Theresa Berry said that only one of the candidates who was invited would have been able to appear at the event that evening, as the rest had made prior commitments.

The Chamber invites local and statewide candidates to its forums, which include a Q&A session for voters.


Renovation, demolition proposed on village property

In December, the Village of Mahomet bought the former R&S Sales and Service building on Lake of the Woods Road to house its transportation and public works equipment and staff offices.

Now, as their first year in the building winds down, officials are looking to make some improvements—and address issues at the old facility on Center Street.


Equipment sale falls short

Bids for sale of several pieces of surplus Village equipment came in significantly lower than expected this month.


Thornewood North wants you to slow down

Residents of the Thornewood North subdivision sent a petition to the village board on Tuesday night, asking trustees to consider lowering the speed limit to 20 miles per hour in their neighborhood.


Residents weigh in on video gaming

Mahomet's leaders asked for input from residents on repealing the ban on video gaming—and they got it on Tuesday night.

A crowd of about 30 packed the meeting room to offer their input, with the majority urging trustees to keep the ban in place. Members of Mahomet's ministerial alliance presented trustees with petitions signed by members of the community.


Trustees asked to consider gaming

Local restaurant owners are asking Mahomet’s board of trustees to consider allowing video gaming in the village. Representatives from JT Walker’s and The Wingery came to Tuesday night’s study session to urge leaders to revise the village’s ordinances.


Residents advocate for golf carts

Some residents are asking the village board to consider allowing golf carts on Mahomet streets.

The board last discussed the possibility of drafting an ordinance allowing the vehicles to use Mahomet’s roadways in 2011, but trustees opted not to act.


New Year brings new laws

By NICOLE LAFOND
For the Mahomet Citizen

The new ban on indoor tanning for minors will not have the effect Illinois lawmakers are hoping for, according to one Mahomet tanning salon owner.


Calling all veterans

All local veterans are invited to attend a presentation by Rep. Bill Mitchell and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

“Stand Up and Be Counted” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Mahomet American Legion Hall on Main Street.


Lynn newest village trustee

Mahomet’s board of trustees welcomed a new member on Tuesday night, as discussion of the budget and next year’s slate of public works projects continued.

Mahomet resident Donald Lynn, who also serves as commander of American Legion Post 1015, was sworn in as the board’s newest member. His appointment fills the vacancy created by Patrick Brown’s election as mayor earlier this year.


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