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Political Dredging Stirs Muck in Oak Brook

Last year, municipal leaders in Oak Brook hired a law firm to get to the bottom of three things: how the now-former police chief, Tom Sheahan, was hired in 2005 by the village government under a previous regime; how Sheahan quietly ended up with a 2007 pension sweetener that put Oak Brook taxpayers on the hook for an extra $750,000 in liabilities; and how the now-former