By: Diane Benjamin
How many former Decatur people are going to recruited? Tim Gleason, Billy Tyus, and now the new director of the Economic Development Council:
Patrick Hoban gets the job. At least he didn’t come directly from Decatur:
Hoban has served as the economic development manager for the Village of Tinley Park since February 2017. Prior to his time there, he was Vice President of Business Development for the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County and later served as the economic development office for the City of Decatur. Hoban is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and is also a certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). He has more than 12 years’ experience in various economic development positions.
Decatur’s downtown is packed with cars during the day because of people who work there. At night it mostly shuts down.
We don’t want to be like Decatur.
Maybe Gleason, Tyus, and Hoban can hold a reunion. Please don’t recruit their Police Chief too.