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Resident Asks Plainfield Park District: Why Was Peck's Name on Vehicle Title?

Park board president said the former executive's name has since been removed from the title.

Resident Asks Plainfield Park District: Why Was Peck's Name on Vehicle Title?
Plainfield Park District officials have already faced questions about the purchase of LED lighting and polo shirts — now, a resident wants to know about the purchase of a park district vehicle made by former Executive Director Garrett Peck.

During the public comment period at Tuesday night's park board meeting, a resident said he'd obtained records showing that Peck, who has since resigned, used park district funds to purchase a brand-new Dodge Journey last June at Tyson Motor Corporation in Shorewood.


According to the resident, Peck's name appeared on the title, along with the park district.

Board president Peter Hurtado said Peck's name has been removed from the title.

On Tuesday, board commissioner Larry Newton discussed the purchase on WJOL's Kevin Kollins Show. Newton said he does not know if the park district paid for the title transfer — but if that was the case, he said he'd like to recoup the cost from Peck.

"I tip my hat to the citizen that found this out," Newton said.
 

Peck remains on the Plainfield village board as a trustee. A search for a new park district executive director is currently under way.

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