DECATUR-- Looking to be proactive towards the recent outburst of violence throughout central Illinois, Decatur officials are seeking input from you.
On February 20th, several city and county officials, including City Councilman Pat McDaniel and Macon County Sheriff Tom Schneider will be holding a ‘stop the violence’ town hall style meeting. Tom Schneider says he thinks the meeting will provide necessary information to the citizens of Decatur, much like the K2 hearing last year.
“The town hall meeting will be a very important meeting for the community. Councilman McDaniel thought this would be a good way to get information out about ‘stop the violence’, and I am fully behind anything we can do to make this city safer.”
Councilman McDaniel said he was inspired to hold a meeting to address the violence problem after attending a separate meeting last week at the Decatur Civic Center.
“We are just going to bring the community together, several political people, churches, ministers, perhaps the NAACP; it’s an open invitation to anyone that wants to participate. It will be strictly informational; we will be throwing some ideas against the wall and seeing what sticks.”
An exact time and location have yet to be set; we will update this story when that information is released.