River Forest’s former interim treasurer, Joan Rock, who left the village in April to work in Geneva, closer to her home, has been re-hired by the village.

Rock is the first major hire on incoming Village Administrator Eric Palm’s watch. She fills one of three spots currently with temporary leadership at the village.

Rock said Geneva simply wasn’t a good fit for her, and she had expressed interest some time ago in coming back to River Forest.

“I was very happy there — it was a tough decision to leave,” Rock said of her first stint in River Forest.

The village had originally wanted to hire Rock permanently back in April, Palm said, but Rock turned them down. He’s happy to have his first hire be so simple, he said.

“I had a really good comfort level with her,” Palm said. “The learning curve for bringing someone back to the village is very short.”

Still remaining to be filled are the department heads of public works and police, each of whom have interim leaders.

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Ben was Wednesday Journal's crime, parks, and River Forest reporter, until he kept bugging us enough to promote him. Now he's managing two of Wednesday Journal's sister papers in the city, Chicago Journal...