Decatur Vote Illinois
Feb 15, 2024: Decatur Vote is Temporarily Closed. See the announcement.


News, mostly about Decatur & Macon County Illinois. Primarily covering local elections, public policy, and politics. Some state or national news may be covered. Some non-politics news may be covered.


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Recent Articles

Typical reporting, capturing a story at a particular point in time.

Decatur Vote is temporarily closed, and will not be covering the March 19th, 2024 Primaries. The website lists all of the local candidates, but does not list state or federal candidates, and it is not going to before March 19th. I hope to re-open Decatur Vote in a timely manner and cover the Nove...   See Article

Blog, 02-15-2024

I tried my first weekly news recap on January 20th, 2023, publishing 7 in total through March 3rd, 2023. These early recaps included some original reporting. I stopped publishing them because it was too much work & I had other priorities. Then in October or November 2023, I began reading most...   See Article

Blog, 01-16-2024

I sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request to Macon County Clerk Josh Tanner for the lists of candidates who will be on ballots in Macon County Illinois for the March 19th, 2024 Primaries. I will use this information to make elections and candidate pages, like I did for the 2023 Municipal...   See Article

Original Report, 01-16-2024

Decatur Illinois Police have increased distracted driving enforcement, and plan to continue. Domestic Violence may increase during the holidays. DPS61 will levy $36 million in property taxes, and other stories from the week of December 15, 2023. Domestic Violence (WAND) - Domestic violence may in...   See Article

Meta Report, 12-15-2023