Love Decatur, Illinois

A site dedicated to community 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 & articles 1-2 day a week for free, as a service to our community. You can find me on

Vacation Notice! (November 20th, 2021 - January 1, 2022)

I'll be away until the new year. I intend to resume COVID updates after I return. Maybe not on Jan 1, but sometime that month. I don't know what else I'll get up to once I return.

While I'm away

For COVID, see these resources:

For Macon County Gerry Mandering:

For anything else, good luck finding what you need.


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. Read Story

Covid Data in Macon County, IL

I compile COVID data from several different sources, including Illinois Dept of Public Health, CDC, and our local health department. See Data. Updated Weekly.

Freedom of Government Information

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.

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Local Info

  • Local Government. Contact information, websites, social media
  • Local News Outlets. - contains links to various news outlets, linking directly to their pages about local news.