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SEYMOUR — A hot and humid day on July 4 didn’t dampen enthusiasm in Seymour and Mahomet for celebrating Independence Day with a parade, patriotic colors, food and fun, and evening fireworks that lit up the sky in both towns.

MAHOMET — Hundreds of vehicles and thousands of auto enthusiasts are expected Sunday, July 14, at the annual Mahomet Auto Fest downtown, with prizes at stake, food to be served and plenty of car talk to go around.

MAHOMET — The village board of trustees agreed unanimously Tuesday to purchase five parcels of land directly east of the Mahomet administrative building on Main Street from the Wayne Perkins Trust.

MAHOMET — The Mahomet-Seymour school district will not have to borrow money to make ends meet this summer after receiving payment installments from property taxes through the Champaign County treasurer’s office.

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MAHOMET — The Village of Mahomet has announced its intention to purchase property east of the village administrative building downtown as part of its commitment to the Downtown Master Plan.

MAHOMET — The Mahomet Area Youth Club hosted its 25th annual fundraiser at Doug and Stacy Schroeder’s barn Saturday night, and before the Burgers, Boots & Bidding themed auction started, MAYC was surprised with big news.

MAHOMET — The village of Mahomet is scheduled to perform the oil and chip seal coat program the week of June 10, weather permitting, according to a news release from the transportation department.

MAHOMET — Mid-September is the target date for a new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop to open in Mahomet at the corner of Lombard and Main streets, east across the street from Sangamon on Main.

MAHOMET — Those who gave their lives in service to this country were remembered and saluted in a Memorial Day ceremony at Riverside Cemetery on a sunny, breezy day that brought out a crowd of dozens of area residents.

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour school district growth continues with an expected rise in fall enrollment, and the aging junior high school building is likely to be replaced in about five to seven years, Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce members learned May 16.

MAHOMET — It’s no secret that annexations and the annexation process have been hot topics in town this spring, and although some residents seem to be caught off guard by moves to bring more subdivisions into the boundaries of the village, these kinds of things are covered in one existing gui…

MAHOMET — It’s no secret that more and more people are choosing to call Mahomet home, and the village’s growth has been both an underlying and a direct focus of recent school board election discussions and, separately, intense debate over village annexation of multiple subdivisons.

MAHOMET — Flexing Mother Nature’s muscle, the over-its-banks river itself washed out some of the Upper Sangamon River Conservancy’s activities for the annual Sangamon River Showcase on Saturday, but that didn’t stop members from putting the spotlight on some of the workings of this natural beauty.

MAHOMET -- With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive -- the nation’s largest single-day food drive -- on Sa…

MAHOMET — Three new members joined the Mahomet-Seymour board of education Tuesday, and the reorganizational meeting brought disagreement between them and longer-serving members, with a vote split 4-3 on picking a new president.