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Joliet City Manager David Hales

Joliet City Manager David Hales

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Officials say Joliet city manager still learning the job

At nearly one year on the job, officials say City Manager David Hales is still learning and the city of Joliet is facing many challenges. Hales started his tenure working for the city the week after Thanksgiving last year. He said he feels good about his time spent managing Joliet’s day-to-day operations to this point. “It’s an honor to serve as the city manager of the third largest city in Illinois,” Hales said. “I’ve been impressed with the people I’ve worked with outside and inside the organization. I know there’s been a lot that’s been accomplished, to date. It’s exhilarating to be part of it.”

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Hales starts as city manager

Formerly of Bloomington, Illinois, David Hales took over as Joliet City Manager this week.

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Joliet defends new city manager

In a statement released Thursday, new Joliet city manager David Hales' actions are cited for alerting authorities to "unlawful activity and taking the appropriate action." Officials in Bloomington are reported to be "stunned that a local newspaper would turn this around and try to impugn one of those responsible for stopping the theft that allegedly occurred."

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Joliet hires new city manager

The Joliet City Council has approved the hiring of David Hales as its new city manager after a nearly 5 month search.