EDITOR’S NOTE: By now, every corner of the Champaign County community has been touched by the coronavirus pandemic. As he will until the crisis subsides, Anthony Zilis spent a third week telling 10 stories of those impacted via The Champaign News-Gazette on April 5. For that latest installme…

MAHOMET — Village leaders continue to work to encourage residents to support local businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic response curbs the ability of most establishments to continue normal operations.

MAHOMET — After four out of seven members voiced agreement, the Mahomet-Seymour school board on Monday verbally directed Superintendent Lindsey Hall to cease all hiring processes until board of education members can discuss future district finances later this month.

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MAHOMET — Residents in the village and area are being encouraged to shop locally and, in a fresh promotion by the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce, participate in “Takeout, Mahomet” starting today (April 3).

MAHOMET — Just a day before Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered k-12 schools in the state closed through April 30, the Mahomet-Seymour board of education met in a special session to gauge the district’s ongoing response to ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MAHOMET — After 62 years as an independent grocery store, the Mahomet IGA closed Sunday and then reopened Wednesday as a Schnucks.

MAHOMET — Two people were injured Monday night (March 30) when the motorcycle they were on collided with a car as the cycle driver illegally tried to pass the car at an intersection.

MAHOMET -- Students and educators in the Mahomet-Seymour school district begin Remote Learning Days on Tuesday, March 31, due to continued social distancing in the fight to curb spread of the COVID-19.

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MAHOMET — The halls of Middletown Prairie Elementary School are eerily quiet, and educators have a simple message for students mandated to stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

MAHOMET — Lyn M Ferdinand, CIC of Mahomet Insurance Centre, Inc. of Mahomet, was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) a leading national insurance professional organization.

URBANA — A former member of the University of Illinois faculty who admitted he stole travel reimbursement money from the UI has been ordered to repay almost $15,000 as a condition of his probation.

The below letter has been issued to families in the Mahomet-Seymour school district as of this afternoon. See Friday's Mahomet Citizen for more coverage of how COVID-19 is affecting Mahomet and watch our website at citizen.com for continuing coverage.

MAHOMET — The Village of Mahomet issued a reminder to residents this afternoon that while the administration office remains open downtown, those with village business are advised to conduct it electronically or via means that create no public contact.

MAHOMET — Brooks and Tammy Marsh are turning a page in their lives as they sell the Mahomet IGA to St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Emmie's essay is the first-place winner in this year's Rotary Club of Mahomet Young Writers Contest. Students at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School were tasked with writing essays to convince a wealthy donor, who plans to build a new facility to benefit young people in Mahomet…

EDITOR'S NOTE: Lauren's essay is one of two third-place winners in this year's Rotary Club of Mahomet Young Writers Contest. Students at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School were tasked with writing essays to convince a wealthy donor, who plans to build a new facility to benefit young people i…

EDITOR'S NOTE: Audra's essay is the second-place winner in this year's Rotary Club of Mahomet Young Writers Contest. Students at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School were tasked with writing essays to convince a wealthy donor, who plans to build a new facility to benefit young people in Mahome…

MAHOMET — Without comment, the Village of Mahomet Board of Trustees unanimously approved its consent agenda Tuesday night, which included support for a 12-year extension of the east Mahomet tax increment financing (TIF) district.

MAHOMET — During his long tenure as a sportswriter, including 34½ years at The News-Gazette, Fred Kroner covered 40 consecutive state wrestling meets.

MAHOMET — A resolution and letter to support extending by 12 years Mahomet’s east end tax increment financing (TIF) district was debated for more than 45 minutes at Tuesday’s regular Mahomet-Seymour board of education meeting.

MAHOMET — The Village of Mahomet Board of Trustees on Tuesday night agreed to move to its consent agenda for the Feb. 25 regular meeting a resolution and letter in support of extending the east Mahomet tax increment financing (TIF) district for another 12 years.