Politics and Government

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.


Letters to the editor, March 21-April 3

The deadline to submit election-related letters to the editor for the print edition of the Mahomet Citizen was Monday, March 20. Any letters submitted between now and the election will be included here, but not in print.


Neighbors question proposed development

During a marathon four-hour meeting on Tuesday night, members of the village’s Plan and Zoning Commission considered rezoning the undeveloped land between Sandy Ridge and Hunters Ridge for commercial and residential use.


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.


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