East Moline will bring in some outside help to find a new city administrator. This week, despite receiving a lot of applications, the city council decided to start over and hire a professional search firm.
Mayor John Thodos says 19 people applied for the job.
He and aldermen decided to hire a Chicago firm, Voorhees Associates - the same firm that's worked with East Moline before, and other local governments in this area.
Thodos says a key qualification for the new city administrator is he or she must "understand Illinois."