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Streamwood looking internally for Keegan successor

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  • Streamwood Police Chief James Keegan.

    Streamwood Police Chief James Keegan.
    Mark Welsh/Daily Herald, March 2014

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Streamwood officials are looking within the police department for a successor to Chief James Keegan, who is expected to become the top cop in St. Charles. Keegan has spent 22 years with Streamwood and ascended to the top post in 2011. Village Manager Gary O'Rourke said officials hope to appoint a new police chief from within the force "in a timely fashion." "He's developed leadership skills in many who serve under his command," O'Rourke said of Keegan, whose salary is $131,628 a year. St. Charles City Administrator Mark Koenen announced this week he will recommend Keegan as the new chief at the June 2 city council meeting. If aldermen approve, Keegan's first day in St. Charles would be June 30.

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