Longtime Joliet Mayor Schultz to step down

September 14, 2010 3:26:13 PM PDT
The 77-year-old mayor of Joliet has announced that he will not seek re-election in April 2011. "It's time for me and it's time for Joliet to move on." Mayor Art Schultz said in a Thursday press release.

Schultz said he will serve the remainder of his term, which expires May 3, 2011.

Schultz has been mayor for almost 20 years. He was first elected in 1991, after serving on the Joliet Police Department for 29 years.

Mayor Schultz was the first person to ever be elected to five terms as mayor of Joliet. When he finishes his fifth term, he will have served almost 49 years of continuous service with the City of Joliet.