Adam Brown's Statement On Tate & Lyle


DECATUR, IL- Decatur City Councilman Adam Brown says that he is disappointed with the news of Tate and Lyle's realignment.

In a statement released Tuesday, Brown says "Tate & Lyle and A.E. Staley have a 100-year history here in Decatur. Generations of Decatur families have earned a living working for Staley.  I am disappointed that Tate & Lyle will be moving 120 positions from Decatur to Hoffman Estates. As Councilman, I will continue to work with city and state officials to ensure that Tate & Lyle remains an important part of Decatur's economy."

Brown says this is another blow to the economy in Central Illinois and part of the reason Decatur has such high unemployment.

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