Top 10 new laws for 2019

It's that time of the year again. The state of Illinois will put 253 new laws into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, with an emphasis on gun control and curbing human trafficking. Other laws aren't as controversial or serious as these, and include establishing a commission to plan centennial celebrations on Route 66, which will turn 100 in 2026; new transportation laws and a law designating Dec.

Bulldogs basketball ready for a homecoming after 3-game road trip

Ryan Bosch needs some home cooking. The Mahomet-Seymour basketball coach will be more than happy to get three straight home games starting Saturday against Dunlap.

The Bulldogs have played three of the last four games on the road. The Bulldogs lost two tough ones to Normal U-High and Taylorville. The Bulldogs sit at 4-3 overall and 2-1 in Apollo Conference play.


Struggles continue: Lady Bulldogs come up short against Effingham

The Mahomet-Seymour Lady Bulldogs handled Effingham's full-court pressure defense for three quarters, but Effingham knocked down 16-of-17 free throws and defeated M-S 50-33 on Monday.

Bill to safeguard aquifer awaits Rauner's OK

SPRINGFIELD — It's been two years since a natural gas leak was discovered near the Mahomet Aquifer.

In June, the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force met with officials from the state's Environmental Protection Agency and Oil and Gas Resource Management office.

A heartbreaking finish: Springfield Southeast defeats M-S in sectional semifinal

DECATUR — Cory Noe was visibly frustrated.

Mahomet-Seymour's senior guard had just missed a crucial box-out and Springfield Southeast had hit a momentum-changing three-pointer to take a 39-30 lead late in the third quarter of last Wednesday's Class 3A Decatur Eisenhower Sectional semifinals.

Freshman gets seventh in state

Lauren Longfellow, freshman at Mahomet-Seymour High School, took seventh out of 41 contestants at the statewide talent show at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield on Jan. 15.

“It was a bit nerve wracking at first,” Longfellow said of singing on stage.

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