This website is dedicated to promoting the work performed by township highway commissioners in Illinois. As a division of TOI, we realize the importance of electronic communication. If not for ourselves for future generations of township government. Through this medium our board of directors hopes to pave the way to improve communication among and abroad in Illinois Township Road Districts.
2023 THCOI Dues Cover Letter
APWA Illinois Roads Scholar Program
What is APWA Illinois Roads Scholar Program all about?
APWA IRSP offers a comprehensive training program in a three year cycle.
For one week per year road right of way workers in this program will be trained in various aspects, inc
luding flagging certification, signage standards, site safety, tool safety, paving, underground pipe work, GIS mapping, and roadway emergency response.
Participants who successfully attend all three training years will be designated as an APWA Illinois Roads Scholar.
Additionally, after completion of the program, graduates will be offered the opportunity to attend a hands-on equipment training session which can be added as an endorsement to your certificate
IDOT Standard Specifications
Flagger Training (In-Person)
PURPOSE: This class provides training to local agency personnel for their day labor and maintenance activities. It meets requirements established by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. PREREQUISITES: This course is available to local agency highway personnel holding a valid driver’s license or an Illinois Identification Card from the Secretary of State. TOPICS COVERED: Traffic control devices, the flagger’s role in work zone safety, Illinois laws and responsibilities, and flagging procedures.
LENGTH: ½ day
Instructor: Stephanie Stoverink (IDOT)
Local Public Agency Personnel Only
Please register for Flagger Training with the link below:
Palatine Police Training Room
595 North Hicks Road
Additional locations and dates will be released at the end of September in the Training Program.
HC Responsibility & Funding Diversity Film Project
The Film Project for the Highway Commissioners Division is complete and ready to be shared. Please take some time to watch and share this valuable tool for communicating what we do to serve our townships. All videos can be accessed here:
Illinois Highway Commissioners Stories
Rural Mailbox Story
Who Monitors Road District Spending
Morton Township "Old Bessie Sue Story"
THCOI Long Verson Letter to the Editor
THCOI Letter to the Editor Short Version
Beneficial Links for Townships
Motor Fuel Tax Funds
Funding Matrix and Local MY Program
Technology Transfer center
Signing of Road District and Township Highways
General Administrative Duties of the Township Highway Commissioner
FY2019 spring Training Catalog
Implementing Safe Work Zone Flyer
Implementing Safe Work Zone - Carbondale
Implementing Safe Work Zone - Edwardsville
Implementing Safe Work Zone - Glenview
Implementing Safe Work Zone - Rockford
IL Interchange 2020 Spring
Local Agency Flagger Information
Online Training Resources
Rebuild Illinois Bond Funds to Local Public Agencies
Circular Letter CL2021-04 REBUILD ILLINOIS BOND GRANTS TO LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCIES - FUND IMPLEMENTATION (INFORMATION EXCHANGE) & THIRD INSTALLMENT ISSUANCE
Worker Safety Training Resources. This website lists 23 online safety training modules for Local Public Agencies relevant to work performed by operations staff. The training modules maybe viewed by individual operators or used for regularly scheduled safety meetings. Each module contains an instructional video, OSHA factsheets, tailgate talks and more. More information can be found at https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/2020-safety-resources-main-face/
If a township has CDL drivers that drive trucks or truck/trailers over 26,000 lbs., they must have a drug & alcohol testing program and be signed up in the Clearinghouse.
Employers cannot EMPLOY drivers subject to drug and alcohol testing under Part 382 without first conducting a pre-employment (full) query and a pre-employment drug test on the driver. Out of the 675,000 carriers that have signed into the Clearinghouse, FMCSA put out a notice on February 21 that nearly 8,000 positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers have been reported just since January 6, 2020.
FMCSA is serious! Enforcement of the Clearinghouse is coming.
THCOI Board of Directors
President Arnold Vegter Whiteside County/Union Grove Township
Vice President Scott Seebach Ogle County/Flagg Township
Secretary Tim Killian McLean County/Chenoa Township
Treasurer Craig Smith Dekalb County/Dekalb Township
Director Gene Adams Cook County/Palos Township
Director Kevin Bird Pike County/Hickory Point Township
Director Bill Carlson Will County/Frankfort Township
Director John Dusza DuPage County/Winfield Township
Director Don Goad McHenry County/Greenwood Township
Director Danny Hanning Schuyler County/Huntsville Township
Director Kenny Hayes Jefferson County/Mt. Vernon Township
Director Steve Helton Douglas County/Bourbon Township
Director Kirby Hobbs Pike County/Pittsfield Township
Director Scott Kegarise Cook County/Schaumburg Township
Director James Kensler Unit Road District #5
Director Darrell Maxheimer Sangamon County/Rochester Township
Director Gary Muehlfelt DuPage County/Milton Township
Director Jeff Reed Macon County/Pleasant View Township
Director Jeremy Roberts Kankakee County/Yellowhead Township
Director Scott Weaver Tazewell County/Washington Township
Director Chris Trennepohl McDonough County/Chalmers Township
Director Darrell Moore Tazewell County/Morton Township
Highway Commissioner Division Mission Statement
- Promote and protect the combined interests of all Illinois Highway Commissioners.
- Disseminate information of interest and concern to all members.
- Encourage uniformity of administration and increase operation among Illinois Highway Commissioners through educational seminars, programs, and printed materials for presentations to, and use by, THCI members.
- Educate and inform the public, the Illinois Legislature and other citizens through programs, seminars and printed material of the responsibilities of Illinois Road Districts within the State of Illinois.
- Coordinate and cooperate with the Township Officials of Illinois and other organizations for the purpose of strengthening Township Government in the State of Illinois.
- Nominate and duly elect members of the Highway Commissioner's Division as representatives of said Division on the Township Officials of Illinois' Board of Directors.
Illinois Township Highway Commissioners Associations Presidents
Township Highway Commissioners of Illinois President
Union Grove Township/Whiteside County
Northern Illinois Highway Commissioners Association President
Edward R. Young
Lisle Twp/DuPage County
Nothing on the Schedule yet – TBD
West Central Illinois Highway Commissioners President
Dennis M. Gibb
Ellison Township/Warren County
Northwest Highway Commissioners of Illinois President
Union Grove Township/Whiteside County
East Central Illinois Highway Commissioners Association President
Darrell D. Maxheimer
Rochester Twp/Sangamon County
Townships Without Elected Highway Commissioner
Champaign City Township
New Trier Township
Oak Park Township
River Forest Township
City of Galesburg Township
West Deerfield Township
Granite City Township
City of Macomb Township
City of Bloomington Township
City of Peoria Township
West Peoria Township
Rock Island County
Port Byron Township
Rock Island Township
South Rock Island Township
St. Clair County
East St. Louis Township
Townships with Shared Highway Commissioners
1389 Townships have their own Highway Commissioner
2 – Sets of Townships Share a Highway Commissioner
(Colchester Township and Tennessee Township share a Commr.)
(Fillmore Township and South Fillmore Township share a Commr.)
39 Townships have No Highway Commissioner