Pekin is close to selecting a new city manager.
Mayor John McCabe says the city is negotiating terms with the candidate the council approved. Council members interviewed five of the 11 people selected by the city’s search firm, GovHR.
All of the candidates the council interviewed hold master’s degrees and have worked in municipal government.
City officials are not yet releasing the name of the person they are talking with. But they say negotiations are ongoing, and they hope to have the new city manager on board starting December first.