About Us

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 Form

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

PDH’s: 3.0

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

Palatine, IL


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

Restaurant Conversation

Rural Mailbox Story

Who Monitors Road District Spending

Morton Township "Old Bessie Sue Story"

HC Responsibility & Funding Diversity Film Project

THCOI Long Verson Letter to the Editor

THCOI Letter to the Editor Short Version


Beneficial Links for Townships

MFT Distribution

Motor Fuel Tax Funds

Funding Matrix and Local MY Program

LR&S Manual

Circular Letters

Technology Transfer center

LR&S Forms

Signing of Road District and Township Highways

General Administrative Duties of the Township Highway Commissioner

IL Interchange-2019-01_012219

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


LTAP Resource

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

Arnold Vegter
Union Grove Township/Whiteside County
Email: arvegter@icloud.com 

Northern Illinois Highway Commissioners Association President

Edward R. Young
Lisle Twp/DuPage County
Phone: 630-210-1092
Email: highway@lisletownship.com

Nothing on the Schedule yet – TBD

West Central Illinois Highway Commissioners President

Dennis M. Gibb
Ellison Township/Warren County
Phone: 309-371-8620
Email: dmgibb@mtcnow.net 

Northwest Highway Commissioners of Illinois President

Arnold Vegter
Union Grove Township/Whiteside County
Phone: 815-535-5170
Email: arvegter@icloud.com

East Central Illinois Highway Commissioners Association President

Darrell D. Maxheimer
Rochester Twp/Sangamon County
Phone: 217-899-6355
Email: rochroaddis@sbcglobal.net

Townships Without Elected Highway Commissioner

Adams County

Quincy Township

Champaign County

Champaign City Township
Cunningham Township

Cook County

Barrington Township
Berwyn Township
Calumet Township
Cicero Township
Evanston Township
New Trier Township
Niles Township
Oak Park Township
Proviso Township
River Forest Township
Riverside Township

Grundy County

Morris Township

Hancock County

Nauvoo Township
Warsaw Township

Knox County

City of Galesburg Township

Lake County

Moraine Township
West Deerfield Township
Zion Township

Madison County

Alton Township
Godfrey Township
Granite City Township

McDonough County

City of Macomb Township

McLean County

City of Bloomington Township

Peoria County

City of Peoria Township
Richwoods Township
West Peoria Township

Rock Island County

Moline Township
Port Byron Township
Rock Island Township
South Rock Island Township

Sangamon County

Capital Township

St. Clair County

Belleville Township
East St. Louis Township
Stites Township

Stephenson County

Freeport Township

Tazewell County

Pekin Township

Will County

DuPage Township

Townships with Shared Highway Commissioners

1389 Townships have their own Highway Commissioner
2 – Sets of Townships Share a Highway Commissioner
McDonough County
(Colchester Township and Tennessee Township share a Commr.)
Montgomery County
(Fillmore Township and South Fillmore Township share a Commr.)
39 Townships have No Highway Commissioner