IEMA director leaving for job in federal government
The director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has stepped down to take a job at the federal level, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Monday.
James Joseph, who has led IEMA since early 2015, will be replaced by Joseph Klinger of Springfield, who will serve as acting director.
Joseph has been appointed by President Donald Trump’s administration as regional administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region V office in Chicago. He will oversee a six-state region that includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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