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Oak Brook names new village manager

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Daily Herald report

A veteran administrator, Riccardo "Rick" Ginex, is in line to become Oak Brook's next village manager, officials said Tuesday.

Village President Gopal Lalmalani will recommend the village board approve Ginex's appointment when it meets Sept. 9.

Ginex began his career as a police officer in Downers Grove and rose through the ranks to become chief. In 2001 he was named Downers Grove village manager and served in that post until 2005 when he was named village manager of Brookfield.

He replaces interim manager Art Osten, who was appointed in July after former manager Dave Niemeyer stepped down in May to take the manager's position in Tinley Park.

Ginex will bring "professionalism, knowledge and strong leadership skills" Lalmalani said in a written statement.

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