The Freeport City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, September 14 at 5:30 pm at 524 W. Stephenson Street, 3rd Floor. You probably can watch it live on Comcast Channel 17.
Mayor Gitz is submitting to the Council for approval as Community Development Director, Alexander S. Mills. It appears that he presently is Village President of Orangville, Illinois, lives in that community, and works as a consulting Aborist. See LinkedIn profile. I have a feeling that Kenneth Ward who is on the Stephenson County Board is not a friend of Mr. Mills.
See http://www.rrstar.com/article/20140516/OPINION/140519481 Mr.Mills also was critical of Robert Becker. See http://www.journalstandard.com/article/20150210/Opinion/150219905
In any case if his appointment is ratified, Mr. Mills will have pretty big shoes to fill.
For the complete agenda for this meeting go to http://www.ci.freeport.il.us/citygovernment/Agendas/A20150914special.pdf