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Decatur, Illinois
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    (1823- )
    Born in United States
    2010 Population: 76,122
    Metro is over 100,000
    Home of Fortune 50 food processing corporation ADM (Archer Daniels Midland)
    Located in Macon County
    Motto: 'We Like it Here'
    It is another declining, Midwestern factory city.
    Reverend Jesse Jackson led protests here after two black high school students were expelled for beating up spectators at a football game (1999).
    Their Firestone plant made national headlines due to the high failure rate of the tires manufactured there, causing several deadly accidents (2000).
    It is where the Steven Soderbergh bomb 'The Informant!' was filmed and took place.
    The city is dominated by ADM.
    The whole city smells like burnt cheese due to all the factories.
    Their downtown was built on an old Native American burial ground and is allegedly haunted.
    It is one of the leading cities in the agricultural industry.
    It is considered the world's 'soybean capital.'
    It was home to a little football team called the 'Decatur Staleys.'
    Stephen Colbert lampooned their 'We Like it Here' motto on 'The Colbert Report.'
    Abraham Lincoln practiced law here.
    The flyswatter was invented here.

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