MAHOMET — Sangamon on Main was bustling Tuesday night as it continues to draw businesses to the renovated former school facility, with four establishments holding ribbon cuttings.

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MAHOMET — Students in Mahomet-Seymour schools on Monday will take time out to recognize the nation’s military service members on Veterans Day with special ceremonies.

MAHOMET — Today, the Mahomet Public Library will begin registering families for Firm Foundations, a communitywide initiative aimed at supporting families with children ages 0-5. This initiative, which was conceived by library director John Howard along with youth services and programming lib…

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MAHOMET — A Monday night special meeting of the Mahomet-Seymour board of education turned into heated discussions that spotlighted the rift among some members and resulted in adjournment based on disagreement on whether the night’s topic should be discussed without the district superintenden…

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MAHOMET — The Mahomet-Seymour High School track was hopping Tuesday with the local contingency of Girls on the Run participants eagerly going through their paces in preparation for the big event next week.

MAHOMET — Multiple members of the public spoke to the Mahomet-Seymour school board Tuesday to oppose allowing educators to carry concealed firearms, a topic set to come up Nov. 23 before the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) at its delegate assembly meeting.

MAHOMET — Members of the Mahomet-Seymour school board had an extended discussion on Oct. 15 regarding the village tax increment financing (TIF) district that may help the school district build road extensions on the east and south sides of the Middletown Prairie Elementary School campus and …

MAHOMET — The Village of Mahomet Board of Trustees agreed Tuesday to spend no more than $70,000 for engineering in a step toward constructing the River Trail Project multi-use trail system in town.

MAHOMET — Central Illinois quickly transitioned into fall weather just in time for Mahomet’s annual Harvest Fest at the Museum of the Grand Prairie on Saturday.

MAHOMET — The Village of Mahomet’s tentative tax levy for 2020 could have raised the village’s portion of property tax bills by more than 30 percent — except that tax caps will limit that number to less than 5 percent instead.

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour schools have been ranked the 2020 No. 1 school district in Champaign County and No. 26 in Illinois by Niche, joining only two other downstate school districts in the Top 30 rankings.

MAHOMET — A new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop opened its doors this week just east of downtown and will mean 30 to 40 new jobs in the community.

MAHOMET — The Village of Mahomet Board of Trustees wanted to hear from residents Tuesday about adult-use recreational marijuana, which becomes legal in Illinois on Jan. 1, and dozens of chairs at the village administration where the board meets were ready to be filled by people weighing in o…

MAHOMET — The Village of Mahomet Plan and Zoning Commission recommends that the village board of trustees approve the final plat of Sangamon Fields First Subdivision, directly south of Country Ridge Subdivison, where work is well underway.

MAHOMET — A 1994 tragedy in this community still brings tears to those who knew Tim Brooks and Steve Warfel, yet the park that bears their names has, and will, for decades upon decades mean joy to the children of Mahomet.

MAHOMET -- A “Diaper Party” is planned for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lake Pavilion at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve in Mahomet as a fundraiser for It Takes A Village.

MAHOMET -- The Mahomet-Seymour Marching Bulldogs will participate in the Fiesta Bowl Parade in Phoenix, Arizona, on Dec. 28. This is the fifth time the Marching Bulldogs have been invited to march in this event, according to a press release. In order to help support the group, the Fiesta Bow…

MAHOMET — An issue related to a school board member came up multiple times at Monday’s Mahomet-Seymour board of education meeting, with the president of the board noting it has “no jurisdiction over this matter.”

MAHOMET — A balanced budget for the Mahomet-Seymour school district’s 2019-20 fiscal year was approved Monday by a board of education divided along what is becoming a predictable line.

MAHOMET — The “river treasure” was abundant and so were the treasure hunters Sept. 14 on the Sangamon in Mahomet, and, in fact, thanks to the number of volunteers, round two of river cleanup is set for Saturday.

MAHOMET — With help from a growing portion of the community, Cindy Brumfield is doing big things from a little space at Mahomet-Seymour schools.

MAHOMET — In a time when many military ceremonies, from Memorial Day to veterans’ funerals, feature taps played electronically on a speaker, events led by the American Legion in Mahomet offer the real thing.

MAHOMET — Pending final approval by the Village of Mahomet Board of Trustees, residents in three newly annexed areas of town could receive tax rebates from the village for the next three years.

MAHOMET — Poeta Training Center, which offers wrestling and fitness programs year-round, is coming to Sangamon on Main as an anchor tenant that has leased the main gym and additional space or approximately 4,300 square feet in total, according to a Tuesday press release.

Dawgapalooza is an annual fundraiser to support Mahomet-Seymour school athletics and other extracurricular activities, from band to scholastic groups. Held each year before the Bulldogs’ first football game, the event typically nets between $5,000 and $8,000 to support district programs, and…