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heading for downstate

boiker

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Well, today is my last day with Hoffman Estates. On January 20th, after a one year hiatus, I'll be returning to my post in Peoria, IL. I'll be on the board somewhat infrequently in the next week, but will be back in full force (hopefully) after that.
 

Dan

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Congrats on the move, and your return to the old job!

Do you prefer life in the town used to describe Middle America over Edge City?
 

boiker

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Dan said:
Congrats on the move, and your return to the old job!

Do you prefer life in the town used to describe Middle America over Edge City?
Edge City is...well it's suburban.. it's predictable and it's a nice town, but it is not interesting or exciting. There is little culture or local community heart in the edge city. It's just a rambled collection of office buildings, strip malls, and houses laid along transportation corridors. There is no civic and cultural center to the community.

Peoria throughout its history has been used to market test and research firms as "everywhere USA." The old phrase, " Will it play in Peoria?" referred to vaudeville and if the production did well in Peoria, one could expect success elsewhere. Peoria is a microcosm of a major metro area, in that it offers lots of big city benefits (and negatives) but still retains it's small(er) town roots.

I do prefer Peoria, it has character, it has civic and cultural pride, and is the regional business/industrial center through Central Illinois. I just hope they keep their budgeting striaght this time.
 

mendelman

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have fun down there, with all the traditional urban design and classic/historical built environment!

I know you'll miss the high cost of living here!




Oh and thanks for the extra workload, jerk!

;-) ;-) ;-) :)
 

JNL

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All the best for your move boiker - hope it works out well for you :)
 
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