Scott Rueter, States Attorney

Scott Rueter, States Attorney

Main Office:
253 East Wood Street
Decatur, IL 62523

Phone: (217) 424-1400

M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
excluding legal holidays

Macon County State’s Attorney Department

The State’s Attorney is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Macon County and is the Chief Legal Adviser for the county. The office is an agency of the Executive Branch of government. In addition to the elected State’s Attorney, the office is currently comprised of 18 Assistant State’s Attorneys, 3 Investigators, and 31 full and part-time support staff.

As Chief Law Enforcement Officer the State’s Attorney has the following duties:

  • To commence and prosecute all felony and misdemeanor criminal actions
  • To prosecute all traffic violations pursuant to the Illinois Vehicle Code
  • To provide legal advice to law enforcement agencies operating in Macon County in criminal matters and investigations
  • To provide legal advice to the Grand Jury and to commence and prosecute all investigations before the Grand Jury
  • To commence and prosecute all actions pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act, including abuse, neglect, dependency, and delinquency proceedings
  • To proceed on behalf of both private persons and the Illinois Department of Public Aid to assure the payment of child support of minor children in Macon County
  • To commence and prosecute all actions pursuant to Illinois law providing for the involuntary commitment of mentally ill persons to the Illinois Department of Mental Health
  • To provide legal advice to the Macon County Board and county office holders

The Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office is currently organized into twelve departments:

  • Felony Division
  • Drug & Weapons Prosecution Unit
  • Sex Crimes Unit
  • Elderly Victims Crime Unit
  • Domestic Violence Unit
  • Misdemeanor Division
  • Juvenile Division
  • DUI/Traffic Division
  • Civil Division
  • Child Support Enforcement Division
  • Investigations
  • Victim Witness Unit
  • Adult Diversion Program
  • Deferred Prosecution Program
  • Community Outreach Program

FOIA Requests

Requests for information and public records under FOIA for the Macon County States Attorney can be made in writing, subject to fees, to:

Macon County Board FOIA Officer
Scott Reuter
253 E Wood St, Fourth Floor
Decatur, IL 62523