Love Decatur, Illinois

A site dedicated to community & political issues in Decatur, IL & Macon County. I'm Reed Sutman, and have been engaged in community efforts & local political issues since 2018. I work on this site and write articles in my free time. I can be found on, though I am slow to respond to messages.


Lt. Gov Candidate Stephanie Trussell aligns with hate group | Aug 17, 2022

Republican Lt. Governor Candidate for Illinois, Stephanie Trussell, spoke at an event supporting the agenda of a well-funded hate group, Illinois Family Institute.

Dental Hygienist Legislation | Feb 21, 2022

There is proposed legislation to modify requirements for whom can perform dental hygienist procedures.

How Macon County Republicans Took Full Control of the County Board | Oct 14, 2021

Voting districts are redrawn every 10 years. The Macon County Republicans propopsed a map that removes 6 of our 21 county board seats, yielding a 28% decrease in board size, while we've seen only a 6% population decrease over the last 10 years.

Policing, Mental Health, and Drama at Decatur, IL City Council | Aug 2, 2021

Interim Police Chief Brandel discusses policing with council and points to societal issues like mental health. Mayor shirked her covid responsibilities, pointing at the state & fed. Drama ensued between two council members.

Decatur IL Cops pull over way more black people than white people | Oct 1, 2018

Illinois Department of Transportation conducts a Traffic Stop Study that requires local police departments to submit data to the state.


Local Government Info | Decatur & Macon County IL

Government offices, contact info, meetings, and more

FOIA: Freedom of Information Action

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) allows the public to request emails, documents, and information from Government offices including City Council, Police Departments, Health Departments, and so much more. See requests I've shared publicly.

News Outlets in Decatur, Illinois and Macon County

An organized list of sources for local news in Decatur, IL & Macon County IL

Covid Data in Macon County

Easy to view covid data, updated daily from Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)


Covid Mask Ordinance Complaints | Oct 14, 2021

A document listing complaints regarding businesses violating the local mask ordinance found in City Code chapter 73, section 38

Bus Routes / Bus Stups | Sep 16, 2021

I sent a request for a list of all bus stops in Decatur, Il & here, the data is available

Financial documents regarding the Fairview Plaza Firehouse | Sep 16, 2021

A new Firehouse was built in Fairview plaza for millions of dollars. Here are the documents regarding that project.