He’s back. Former City Manager Jim Hock is one step closer to becoming the Interim City manager after retiring in May of 2017. The Joliet City Council last night voted 5-3 to negotiate a contract to be the city’s Interim City Manager. Hock is retired has been living in Michigan. WJOL has learned that Hock could be making $215,000 a year but may only work 6 months as a national search continues for a permanent city manager. Currently Steve Jones is the interim City Manager after council fired Marty Shanahan and he reverted back to being Corporation Counsel for the city of Joliet.

In October of 2018, David Hales parted from the city of Joliet as City Manger after only a year on the job.