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Macon County, Illinois was organized in 1829, and at that time included not only its present geographic area, but also in portions of the present-day Piatt, DeWitt, and Moultrie Counties. The county was named in honor of Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina, who was a prominent national character during many of the early years of our Republic, having served with distinction throughout the Revolutionary War. Township organization was adopted at the election held in November, 1859.

The Macon County Board currently has 7 Districts, with three members representing each District for a total of 21 Board members. The Macon County Board Chair is elected from the Board members.

Macon County, Illinois is home to Decatur's Millikin University, Richland Community College, and two major regional hospitals: Decatur Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Macon County is a leader in agribusiness with the headquarters of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), a Tate and Lyle research and manufacturing facility, and it hosts the world-renown Farm Progress Show every other year.

According to the 2010 US Census, Macon County, Illinois has a population of 110,768. The largest urban areas in the County are the City of Decatur, the Village of Mt. Zion, and the Village of Forsyth.

Visitors will find many historical sites around Macon County, many that are associated with Abraham Lincoln including the log house where Lincoln tried several cases as a lawyer in the 1830's, the site of his famous "Stump Speech", the site where Lincoln was nominated for President, and the Lincoln Homestead where Lincoln and his family lived.

The purpose of this website is to increase awareness and accessibility to information about local government, services and programs of Macon County. Please check back often for updates in the scrolling news box. If you know what you are looking for, but can't find it, please use the Site Search box in the top left. Check out our Questions and Answers page for the most common questions that we get. You can click on the weather in the box on the left hand side to get detailed information and forecasts from the weather channel. If you would like to see a list of every page on this site use the site map at the bottom of the page.

 

Parking while conducting business at the County Office Building is available as follows:

3 hour unmetered, free parking in the angle parking spots on Main Street across the street This parking is monitored and tickets will be given after the 3 hour time limit

3 hour or 10 hour metered parking in Municipal Lot #10 across Main street

A minimal number of 30 minute free parking spots are available on Wood Street in front of the County Office Building Another small number of 30 minute free spots plus a few handicapped spots are also available in back of the building and are accessible through the drive off of Main St.

Parking while at the Courthouse is available in Municipal Lot #1

Macon County does not have contracts with Lobbyists, however does pay dues to some government sector lobbying associations which include most Departmental Associations as well as the following:

Illinois Association of County Board Members http://www.ilcounty.org
Illinois County Treasurer's Association http://www.illinoistreasurers.org
Illinois Association of Court Clerks http://www.ilcourtclerks.org
Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association http://www.coronersillinois.org
Illinois Association of county Clerks and Recorders http://www.iaccr.net
Illinois CPA Society http://www.icpas.org
Illinois Association of County Auditors http://illinoiscountyauditors.org
Illinois Chief County Assessment Officers Association http://www.il-ccao.org
Illinois Emergency Services Management Association http://www.il-ccao.org
Illinois Association of County Zoning Officials
Illinois Association of Regional Councils http://ilarconline.org
International Code Council http://www.iccsafe.org/Pages/default.aspx
United Counties Council of Illinois (UCCI)

Welcome to Macon County's website. If you have any comments or suggestions please email them to webmaster@co.macon.il.us. Thank you for visiting our website! 

Filings have begun for the March 20,2018 General Primary Election.Three county wide offices had two candidates file for same office in a given party primary at 8:00 AM on Monday;  County Clerk- Republican Samantha Murray & Josh Tanner;  Sheriff- Democratic: Jon L. Butts & Tony “Chubby” Brown;  County Treasurer – Democratic: April Kostenski & Shavon Francis    A lottery will be held on Tuesday, December 5th at 3:00 PM to determine ballot order for the Republican candidates for County Clerk and Democratic candidates for Sheriff and County Treasurer.    Also filing for office Monday were:   Edward Yoder, Republican for County Treasurer;   Amy Rueff, Democrat for County Clerk;  Kevin P.  Meachum, Democrat for District 1 County Board Member;  Dustin C. Chapman, Republican for District 7 County Board Member;  Phillip Hogan, Republican for District 7 County Board Member;   Jerry Potts, Democrat for District 3 County Board Member;   Laura Zimmerman, Democrat for District 1 for County Board Member      So far only five individuals have filed for precinct committeeman.    Last day to file for office is December 4th by 5:00 PM in the County Clerk’s Office, 141 S. Main St., Room 104.   More information call Steve Bean at 424-1305

To view Beltway Alignment Map, click here
 
To view Public Notice regarding Lottery for Simultaneous Filings, click here
 
To view March 20, 2018 General Primary Candidate Signature Requirements for:
County Board, click here
Countywide Office, click here
Precinct Committeeman, click here
 
Macon County Code:  The Macon County Code of Ordinances are now available online. To view the Code, click here http://www.amlegal.com/library/il/maconc ounty.shtml
 
Please follow the link for the much awaited 2018 Candidate’s Guide.  http://elections.il.gov/Downloads/Electi onInformation/PDF/2018CanGuide.pdf

To view Signature Requirements for the 2018 General Primary Election, click here

FY18 Budget: Click here to view.  Copies are also available in the Auditor's Office. 
 
Macon County Audit:  The FY16 CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) for fiscal year ended 11/30/16 is available for download here.  
 
Assessment 2016 Publication Lists:  To view, please click here.
 
Wind Ordinance:  Click here to view the most updated Macon County Wind Ordinance.
Macon County Floodplain Ordinance:(adopted 3/9/17)  Click here to view Macon CO Floodplain Ord 
Noise Ordinance: Click here to view the Macon County Noise Ordinance.
 
2015 Capital Construction Plan:  To view the 2015 Macon County Highway Department Capital Construction Plan (2015 Cap Plan), click here
 
ADA Transition Plan:  Click here to view the ADA Transition Plan.  Please contact the Highway Department @ 424-1404 with any comments.

Open Meetings Act Amendment – Click here to view Compensation Information:  A recent amendment to the Open Meetings Act requires an employer who participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (“IMRF”) to post on its website, or at its principal office if it does not have a website, for two (2) categories of employees: those employees with a total compensation package in excess of  $75,000 and those employees with a total compensation package equal to or greater than $150,000. These changes were part of Public Act 97-609, the pension reform bill. The provisions concerning posting on the website become effective on January 1, 2012



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