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Neighborhood revitalization, public safety, and new revenue services to be discussed at special city council meeting - Read more

Macon County has highest per capita death rate from COVID-19 of any central Illinois county with a mid-size city - See more

Preservation of affordable housing and reducing emergency vehicle response time on next agenda - Learn more

The number of cases of COVID-19 in children under 10 has increased 84% in 16 weeks in Macon Co. - Read more

Eliminating the residency requirement and property tax levy on the agenda of recent city council meeting - See more

A cannabis dispensary is one step closer to being in Macon County.  It should be located in Decatur - Learn more 

Decatur had more shootings in July than any other month in at least five years - Read more 

Despite significant investment, sediment continues to accumulate in Lake Decatur annually - See more 


David Horn's Policy Positions 

Proposed use of $17 million in American Rescue Plan funds fall short in addressing Decatur's needs - Read more 

Decatur's neighborhood revitalization initiative needs to keep pace with rate of blight - See more

Decatur's long-term water sustainability plan falls short - Learn more

Decatur should have a cannabis dispensary and other cannabis-related businesses - Read more

The number of video gambling establishments in Decatur should be reduced - See more

Restricting the ability for public comment at council meetings was shortsighted - Learn more


Dr. David J. Horn proudly serves on the city council in Decatur, IL.  His second term runs from May 2021 - April 2025.

Information about recent and upcoming Decatur City Council meetings, as well as the latest news about David's work on the council, can be found on this webpage.  Visit Councilman David Horn's Facebook Page - Horn for Decatur for timely information on topics to be discussed at council meetings, summaries of each meeting, statistics about the city, and responses to concerns of community members. 

Decatur City Council member David Horn is here to help.  Please contact him at 217-358-5003 or when he can be of assistance.  Contact information for all members of the city council can be found on the city's website (   

The Decatur City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month (except during holidays when the meeting is held on Tuesday).  The council may also meet for study sessions and special meetings during other Mondays.  The agenda and documents for each meeting are posted on the city's website the Thursday evening preceding the council meeting (

Meetings take place at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers located on the third floor of the Decatur Civic Center (1 Gary K. Anderson Place).  Free parking is available in the lot immediately south of the entrance.  Citizens are encouraged to attend, and 3 minutes per citizen is allotted for public comment near the beginning of each meeting.   

"One of the most important qualities of a leader is to listen, and my first priority has been to meet with as many of the citizens of Decatur as I can.  Whether the individuals that I met were struggling or prospering there has been one common theme: Decatur is a kind, caring, compassionate community.  Decatur is a city poised for positive transformation with its best days ahead of it." -David Horn

Horn for Decatur
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