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Substantial obstacles hinder the distribution of COVID-19 relief funding to individuals in need - See more

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

Progress on design of Rt. 51 and continued outsourcing of Public Works jobs among topics for next Decatur City Council meeting - Read more

New fire station, new makerspace, and fiber network among topics for next city council meeting - See more

Disbursement of $20 million in COVID-19 relief funding to be discussed at study session - Learn more

Neighborhood revitalization including demolition of dilapidated structures a focus of next city council meeting - Read more


David Horn's Policy Positions 

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

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

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

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