Head of public works in Hodgkins resigns, spent $3K in village money for personal expenses
HODGKINS – Officials in the village of Hodgkins confirmed Wednesday that Eric Rice, supervisor of the Department of Public Works, has resigned following an investigation that showed he misused village funds.
The Village Board met Monday to discuss Rice's termination, and a majority of trustees reccommended his termination, according to village attorneys Tim Callahan and John O'Connell.
An investigation by the village found that Rice used village funds in the amount of $3,261.32 for personal purchases made with a village issued credit card. The purchases included a set of tires for a personal truck and the purchase of mulch for a private business, according to O'Connell.
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