HEARTBREAKER Sept 1 – Oct 15th, 2017

Central Illinois is where I grew up and is fondly referred to as the “Heart of Illinois” by those who live here.  These people work in retail, insurance, law, medicine or tractor manufacturing at Caterpillar.  It is an area that has experienced steep ups and downs with changes in these industries.  Despite these changes it is also a place where gentrification is held at bay by a glut of available real estate left by whatever industry is on the downward trend at the time.  When I grew up the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer company left town and Caterpillar was having…