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Decatur Map, Illinois

If you feel like you need some help to find your way in your destination city, you are in the right place. This Decatur Map will certainly help you to seek out the best restaurants, clubs and sights in town. You want to know what is the best place for a walk? Or what you should be watching out for during your visit? Learn more about the best things to do in the city reading our travel tips and then get around in Decatur with Travelgrove's map. While searching for places, you can also check some cheap flights or deals or you can take a look at our user's galleries about the city. We hope you will find our city map of Decatur useful. Enjoy your trip and come back to share your travel experience about Decatur!

Decatur Travel Guide

Decatur has a total area of 46 square miles, of which 9% consists in water. The most significant lake is Lake Decatur, formed in 1923 by the damming of the nearby Sangamon River. It’s central positions also makes it an important hub within the state, being 3 hours South-West of Chicago and 2 hours North-East of St. Louis. read more

Decatur History

It was the year of 1992 when Decatur was hit by a very serious fraud related to lysine, a food additive. It was Mark Whitacre, the high ranking executive of Archer Daniels Midland Company, who confessed to the FBI that he had purposely fixed prices for lysine with various competitors. Many companies who were involved in this conspiracy had to pay huge sums of money to the local government as penalties. read more

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