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Decatur, IL is in the central portion of Illinois, just east of Springfield off of I-72, and is the county seat of Macon County. The city sits on the edge of Lake Decatur and is the largest city in Macon County at just over 75,000 people. This quiet community has graced Illinois for over 180 years, founded in 1829 and still thrives today.
City Motto “Decatur, We Like It Here”
Decatur has changed its theme over the years. Once upon a time, the motto, unofficially, was the “Soybean Capital of the World”. However, even though this old motto still sticks, the city now wants to be known as likeable, claiming “Decatur, We Like It Here” as their official motto.
The motto is appropriate. According to www.areavibes.com, Decatur is likeable and livable. In their scoring, they give Decatur an A+ for affordability and a B+ in amenities, not too shabby.
Notable Part of Illinois’ History
Honest Abe and the famous Chicago Bears have all spent some time in the great city of Decatur. The former president moved to the area just west of Decatur in 1830, later moving to Springfield. However, even though he had moved west, his nomination for president by the Republican Party was announced at the convention held in Decatur in 1860. Decatur is even mentioned in the recently released film Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter as Lincoln’s home and place of “vampire hunting”. Sixty years after Lincoln’s nomination, a football team called the Decatur Staleys played at the local Staley Field and would go on to become the renowned Chicago Bears, Monsters of the Midway.
Living and Working in Decatur
For those living and working in Decatur today, there are opportunities both in the manufacturing and service industries. Although the manufacturing aspect has declined, especially with the closing of the Firestone tire plant, there are still several companies that employ workers. The city does continue to grow its service industry as well and even hosts a professional golf tournament each year.
There are two hospitals in Decatur for the health and emergency care of the local residents and outlying areas.
St. Mary’s Hospital
1800 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Decatur Memorial Hospital
2300 N. Edward Street
The city of Decatur has a website for local information, events and services. The city hall is located at:
Decatur City Hall
1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza
Many disputes centered in Decatur, Illinois are resolved at the Macon County Court.253 East Wood Street
Decatur, Illinois 62523Phone: 217-425-7098
With 30 miles of lakeshore and thousands of acres in parks and other outdoor entertainment, Decatur is a beautiful place to visit and live.Do you need an injury lawyer in Decatur or Macon County, Illinois?
When an injury occurs in an auto accident or on the job in Decatur, IL the injured person understandably has questions about their condition and economic hardships. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC appreciates the concerns of injured people and is prepared to answer any questions you may have about the legal process surrounding your circumstance.
We invite you to call our Decatur accident lawyers to discuss your situation without cost or obligation on your end. We will take the time to answer your questions. If you elect to retain our law firm, we will continue to be available to answer your questions through the duration of your case or lawsuit.
Decatur residents can count on Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC when they need legal advice or representation in a personal or workers injury case. We are located in Chicago but if necessary, our lawyers will come and meet with you in Decatur. We work on a contingency fee arrangement so there are no fees that need to be paid upfront. Call us any time, night or day, for a free consultation and we can confidentially discuss your case.
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