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Macon County Personal Injury Attorneys

Decatur, Illinois, is the county seat of Macon County, located in the central region of the state. The state legislature formed to Macon County in January 1829 out of Shelby County. The County was named after Colonel Nathaniel Macon, who fought in the Revolutionary War. In 1830, the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, moved with his family to Macon County. A fire broke out on the afternoon of January 16, 1905, in a mine at the Decatur coal company indicator, Illinois, where six men died.

The Macon County law attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal advice, counsel, and representation to the residents of Macon, Illinois, who suffered a severe injury caused by others. If you were harmed in Illinois by the unacceptable or reckless actions of others, contact us now in (888) 424-5757 to discuss the merits of your case. Let us provide you immediate representation to ensure your rights are protected.

Additional County Information

The major cities, villages and unincorporated communities in Macon County include:

  • Decatur
  • Macon
  • Maroa
  • Argenta
  • Harristown
  • Blue Mound
  • Mount Zion
  • Warrensburg
  • Oreana
  • Forsyth
  • Boody
  • Bears Dale
  • Oakley
  • Elwin
  • Bulldog Crossing
  • Hickory Point
  • South Macon
  • South Wheatland
  • Friends Creek
  • Long Creek
  • Illini
  • Whitmore
  • Pleasant View
  • Hervey City
Living and Working in Macon County

According to statistics maintained by the US Census, more than 110,700 people in over 48,800 households reside in Macon County. The historical ancestry of the community derives mostly from Germany, America, Ireland, and England. The median household income in Macon County is $44,300. Men earn more in the county at $48,570 on average versus women who make, on average, $31,568 annually.

Counties adjacent to Macon County include:

  • De Witt County
  • Piatt County
  • Shelby County
  • Moultrie County
  • Logan County
  • Christian County
  • Sangamon County

The largest employers in Macon County include:

  • Caterpillar
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • Decatur public school District
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Tate & Lyle
  • A. E. Staley
  • Millikin University
  • Macon County Administration
  • Ameren Illinois
  • City of Decatur Administration
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • The Kelly Group
  • Akorn Inc.
  • Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Mueller Company
  • Bodine Electric
  • A-Lert Construction Services
  • Convey Health Solutions
  • McLeod Express
Macon County Courthouse

The 6th Judicial Circuit of Illinois hears cases involving residents of Macon County. The county courthouse is located at:

253 E. Wood St.
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 424-1305
(217) 424-1454 (County Clerk)
(217) 424-1359 (Circuit Clerk)
(217) 424-1359 (Recorder)

Copies of the original records date back to 1829, which include criminal files and date back to 1831 for execution files. All original documents available through the Circuit Court Clerk are dated between 1829 and 1934. Deeds and chattel mortgage documents available at the county courthouse date from 1829 to 1948.

The Illinois Regional Archives Depository database is located at:

The University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 206-6520

Public Libraries

Residents, tourists, and visitors have access to the three largest libraries in Macon County. The Barclay Public Library is located at 220 S. Main St., Warrensburg, IL 62573 (217-672-8404). The Decatur Public Library is located at 130 N. Franklin St., Decatur, IL 62523 (217-424-2900). The Maroa Public Library is located at 305 E. Garfield St., Maroa, IL 61756 (217-794-5111).

County Transportation

Interstate 72 travels through Macon County from Champaign Illinois to Springfield, the state capital. Additional roadways in the county include:

  • US Route 36
  • US Route 51
  • Illinois Route 48
  • Illinois Route 105
  • Illinois Route 121
  • Illinois Route 128
Educational Opportunities

Macon County is home to the University of Illinois and Richland Community College. Other educational institutions in the county include:

  • Richland Community College
  • University of Illinois
  • Milliken University
  • Robertson Charter School
  • Argenta-Oreana High School
  • Argenta-Oreana Middle School
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary school
  • Dennis Elementary School
  • Decatur School District Number 61
  • Garfield Montessori School
  • Hope Academy Mary W French Academy
Macon County Area Medical Centers

Macon County residents have quick access to quality health care and medical care services. Some of the local area hospitals and medical health centers include:

  • HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • Kenwood Medical Center
  • Pain Medicine Center
  • Family Practice Medical Center
  • HSHS Medical Group Benefits Center for Women
  • Heritage Behavioral Health Center
  • Kirby Medical Center
  • OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center
  • Prairie Cardiovascular
  • Warner Hospital and Health Services
  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Genealogical Societies and History Museums

Residents and visitors can find valuable historical and genealogical information at the Decatur Genealogical Society Library at 1255 W. Southside Dr., Decatur, IL (217-429-0135). Also, the Macon County History Museum at Prairie Village is located at 5580 N. Fork Rd., Decatur, IL 62521 (217-422-4919).

Area Attractions

Residents and visitors can enjoy a wealth of attractions in Macon County. Some of the events happen year-round.

  • African-American Civil War Soldiers Monument
  • Arts in Central Park
  • Scovill Zoo
  • Kirkland Fine Arts Center
  • Rock Springs Nature Center
  • Wabash Depot Antique Center
  • Golden Fox Brewing
  • Children’s Museum of Illinois
  • Merchant Street
  • Blue Connection Gallery
  • Hieronymus Mueller Museum
  • The Staley Museum
  • Decatur Celebration
  • Homestead Prairie Farm
  • Decatur Park District
  • Rock Springs/Fairview Bikeway
  • The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater
  • Macon County History Museum
  • The Wharf – Decatur
  • Lincoln Square Lounge
  • Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum
  • African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum
  • Pride of the Prairie Spring Marble Show

Many families have relocated and remain in Macon County because of the exceptional quality of living, safe neighborhoods, and low crime rates. The vibrant lifestyle of Decatur, Illinois, still provides a small-town sense of community with a low unemployment rate and extraordinary programs and services.

Speak With a Macon County Law Personal Injury Attorney

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC remains committed to ensure that residents and visitors of Macon County have legal representation when others cause them injury, harm, or wrongful death. Contact us today at (888) 424-5757 to discuss your legal options. We can begin working on your case today. All our cases are handled through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement postpones payment for any services until after we have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement or win your case in front of a judge and jury.

If you have any questions about legal procedures and are looking for additional information on the valuation of cases in Macon County, look here.

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