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.
2020 THCOI Dues Cover Letter
Illinois T2/LTAP - NHI 133121 - Traffice Signal Design and Operation - June 4&5 - Schaumburg IL
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
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
Registration for the 35th Annual IDOT Conference is open!
Chainsaw Safety. Friday 10/16 at 12:00 PM. Paul Albritton, LTAP Technical Training Coordinator. Hear about chainsaw safety, maintenance, and safety tips. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training please go to https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/events/2020-chainsaw-safety/
OSHA’s Here, Now What? Friday 10/23 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speakers: Kristy Ryan, Relion Insurance Solutions and Sarah Allender, True North Companies. Hear about what to do before, during, and after an OSHA inspection. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training please go to https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/events/2020-oshas-here/
Effective Communication in Work Gone Virtual. Friday 10/30 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Monica Ghosh, Institute for Transportation (InTrans). Monica works to increase tech transfer effectiveness and reach. She will talk about how local agencies and LTAPs can guide the continuing change to virtual communication. This webinar calls attention to several communication risks associated with work gone virtual as well as shares more than a dozen resources. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training please go to https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/events/virtual-communication-webinar/
Addressing Work Zone Speed and Safety. Friday 11/6 at 9:30 AM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation (InTrans). This workshop will discuss the effectiveness of various work zone countermeasures used to reduce speeds and address crashes in work zones. General countermeasures, such as dynamic speed feedback signs and transverse rumble strips, are presented along with the impacts of other work zone features on speed and driving behavior. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training please go to https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/events/workzone_speed/.
Incorporating Safety into Projects. Thursday 11/12 at 12:00 PM. David Veneziano, Iowa Safety Circuit Rider. This webinar will discuss applying the principles of road safety assessments and general observations to identify safety improvements that can be made during general maintenance operations and rehabilitation/reconstruction projects. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training please go to https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/events/incorporating-safety-webinar/.
Excavation Safety and Bridge Inspection Workshops
Excavation Safety (Virtual). Tuesday to Thursday 11/17 to 11/19 at 8:00 AM. Guest Speaker: Wendell Wood, National Trench Safety. This workshop explains the hazards of excavation and trenching, how accidents happen, and how worker protective measures should be applied. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training please go to https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/events/2020-excavation-safety-virtual/.
Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges. 5/10 to 5/21, 2021 at 8:00 AM. A detailed description of this course is on the National Highway Institute website. For more information and to register please go to https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/events/2021-safety-inspection-of-in-service-bridges-2-week-nhi-course-130055/.
Collaboration Workshops and Conferences
Modern Roundabouts: Designed for Safety. Thurs. October 29. Instructor: Dr. Hillary Isebrands, FHWA. This virtual workshop highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants the fundamental knowledge needed to plan, design and review roundabout projects. This is an introductory level course with a blend of technical and non-technical planning, design and operational considerations. Approximately 5 seats remain open. To sign up contact David Veneziano at email@example.com or 515-294-5480.
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/
Webinars by Others
FHWA Innovation Exchange – Various Dates, Time, and Topics. For more information and for a registration link please go to: https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/fhwa-webinars-innovation-exchange/
10/15 10:30 AM - Winter Toolbox
10/15 1:00 pm – Tack Coat and Fog Seals
10/20 12:00 pm - Gravel Road Treatments, Rumble Strips, SafetyEdge, and Centerline Buffers
10/29 12:00 pm - ROUTES Toolkit/Funding Strategies
CP Tech Center Webinar Program. Tuesdays, 10/20, 11/17, and 12/15 at 12:00 PM. Concrete Roundabout Design (10/20) and Construction, Lifecycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Design (LCCA) (11/17), and Concrete Pavement Thickness Design and Slab Geometry (12/15). For more information and to register please go to: https://go.acpa.org/cp-tech-center-2020.
2020 AASHTO TSP-2 Bridge Preservation Webinar Series. To register to these links:
Panel: Impact of COVID-19 & Budget Restrictions on Bridge Inspection and Bridge Preservation Programs (Thursday 10/15 at 12:30 PM): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5788887348343630094
Panel: Bridge Preservation Using Preventative Maintenance/On-Demand Contracts (Thursday 10/29 at 12:30 PM): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4171989529010185231
2020 AASHTO TSP-2 Pavement Preservation Webinar Series. 10/21 (Midwestern), 11/9 (Southeast), and 12/1 (Northeast). To register to these links:
Illinois Snow and Ice Control Training
PURPOSE: The course provides training to local agency personnel for their winter snow and ice
TOPICS COVERED: Planning for snow and ice operations, weather information sources, equipment,
snow and ice chemicals, chloride and the environment, level of service, and post storm activities.
LENGTH: 1 Hour
11/04/2020 from 8:30am-9:30am
11/04/2020 from 10:30am-11:30am
11/06/2020 from 8:30am-9:30am
11/06/2020 from 10:30am-11:30am
Instructor Tim Peters, Illinois Department of Transportation.
Tim has 28 years’ experience at the Illinois Department of Transportation. 22 years in the Bureau of Operations and the past 6 years in the Bureau of Local Roads and Streets.
To register and receive access information to this WebEx Training, please email the completed form to Barry.Kent@illinois.gov
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 Don Goad McHenry County/Greenwood Township
Vice President Arnold Vegter Whiteside County/Union Grove Township
Secretary Scott Seebach Ogle County/Flagg Township
Treasurer Greg Menold Tazwell County/Morton Township
Director Gene Adams Cook County/Palos Township
Director Rick Allinder Peoria County/Limestone Township
Director Bill Carlson Will County/Frankfort Township
Director Marty Crawford St. Clair County/Centreville Township
Director Robert Czernek DuPage County/Bloomingdale Township
Director Danny Hanning Schuyler County/Huntsville Township
Director Steve Helton Douglas County/Bourbon Township
Director Leslie Hild Logan County/Mt. Pulaski Township
Director Scott Kegarise Cook County/Schaumburg Township
Director Tim Killian McLean County/Chenoa Township
Director James Kensler Unit Road District #5
Director Glenn Kramer Kankakee County/Limestone Township
Director Darrell Maxheimer Sangamon County/Rochester Township
Director Charles Montgomery Piatt County/Monticello Township
Director Gary Muehlfelt DuPage County/Milton Township
Director Craig Smith DeKalb County/DeKalb Township
Director Scott Weaver Tazwell County/Washington 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
Greenwood Township/McHenry 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