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 Facebook.com/LoveDecatur, though I am slow to respond to messages.
Republican Lt. Governor Candidate for Illinois, Stephanie Trussell, spoke at an event supporting the agenda of a well-funded hate group, Illinois Family Institute.
There is proposed legislation to modify requirements for whom can perform dental hygienist procedures.
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.
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.
Illinois Department of Transportation conducts a Traffic Stop Study that requires local police departments to submit data to the state.
Government offices, contact info, meetings, and more
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.
An organized list of sources for local news in Decatur, IL & Macon County IL
Easy to view covid data, updated daily from Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
A document listing complaints regarding businesses violating the local mask ordinance found in City Code chapter 73, section 38
I sent a request for a list of all bus stops in Decatur, Il & here, the data is available
A new Firehouse was built in Fairview plaza for millions of dollars. Here are the documents regarding that project.