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Prospect Hts. close to hiring new administrator

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Prospect Heights Police Chief James Dunne will serve as acting city administrator until a permanent candidate can be hired, Mayor Nick Helmer said Monday.

City Administrator Anne Marrin recently resigned after more than three years in the job to take a similar position with the village of Fox Lake. Her assistant, Robert Sabo, also moved to a job in Northbrook.

The city council met in executive session Saturday to interview three finalists for the city administrator post.

"It's hard when you like three people and only have one job to fill," said Helmer. "The aldermen need some time to think through what the interviews produced, and they will get back to me individually this week."

Dunne is not among the candidates, said Helmer.

Dunne's appointment is not unprecedented, said Helmer. In the past choices have included having the police chief or the mayor fill in when the city administrator office was vacant.

The council's next meeting is April 14.

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