Hoffman Estates: Continuing the Growth to Greatness

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In just sixty years, Hoffman Estates blossomed from a small bedroom community into the kind of commercial destination that draws commuters of its own. And while it has retained many of the institutions that were present at its inception, its very tradition of committed growth means that every year brings dynamic change. As the Village assumed a crucial role in the recent economic development of the Golden Corridor that runs northwest of Chicago, its leadership has been charged with stewarding expansion without compromising community. Marcos Reynolds traces that ongoing transition through the remarkable people and events that embody its living heritage.
ISBN: 9781467146067
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: Brief History
Images: 35
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
J. Marcos Reynolds is a historian whose work focuses on issues of race and class in twentieth-century America. His dissertation, “System of Indebtedness,” focused on wage garnishment during the mid-twentieth-century and analyzed issues of debt collection and credit abuse in Chicago during the 1950s and 1960s. Reynolds has also written a number of articles and given presentations at conferences on issues of civil rights and the history of Illinois. He earned his PhD in 2018 from Northern Illinois University and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in history from the University of Illinois. Reynolds previously worked for the National Park Service at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois, and has a strong dedication to public history. He was born in Guatemala, raised in central Illinois and now resides in Chicago.
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