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Why former Villa Park chief was forced out

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John Heidelmeier's tenure as Villa Park police chief ended after less than two years because of questions about his communication and management style, according to recently released documents that had been kept secret. One memo obtained by the Daily Herald indicates Village Manager Rich Keehner sought to fire Heidelmeier in January 2012 for providing incorrect information to some police employees about upcoming changes to their duties.

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John Heidelmeier's tenure as Villa Park police chief ended after less than two years because of questions about his communication and management style, according to recently released documents that had been kept secret. One memo obtained by the Daily Herald indicates Village Manager Rich Keehner sought to fire Heidelmeier in January 2012 for providing incorrect information to some police employees about upcoming changes to their duties.
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