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.
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:
PSA for Highway Commissioners
Never Drive or Walk into Flood Waters - Turn Around Don’t Drown!
Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities in the U.S. On average, flooding claims nearly 90 lives each year. More than half of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people attempt to drive through flooded roadways. This happens because people underestimate the force and power of water, especially when it is moving.
Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock over and carry off an adult. Twelve inches of water can float a small car. If that water is moving, it can carry that car away. Eighteen to twenty-four inches of flowing water can carry away most vehicles, including large SUVs. It is impossible to tell the exact depth of water covering a roadway or the condition of the road below the water. This is especially true at night when your vision is more limited. It is never safe to drive or walk through flood waters. Any time you come to a flooded road, walkway, or path, follow this simple rule: Turn Around Don’t Drown.
For more information and flood safety tips, visit www.floodsafety.noaa.gov
Dear Fellow Illinois Township Highway Commissioner,
Welcome to the Township Highway Commissioners of Illinois Website Home Page. This year is going to be another exciting year of “Serving the People” through Illinois township government. We are the “closest to the people form of government”, as many of us visit with those people regularly at our churches, coffee shops, grocery stores or school activities. The 2016 Township of Illinois (TOI) Education Theme “Neighbors Serving Neighbors”, so defined what we do. With 2017 being an election year, the theme is appropriately titled; “BOOT CAMP, Newly Elected and Returning Township Officials”.
Your THCOI Board of Directors, along with your TOI Board and Staff are constantly working on your behalf, with legislative issues, as well as legal, safety, road maintenance and construction issues that we all deal with every day. By being a THCOI member, you can take advantage of the free opportunity to have your own Township Road District Microsite linked to this THCOI Website, as well as attending our annual Summer Seminar at a reduced registration rate.
Please “Mark Your Calendars” for Monday, August 7th, Tuesday, August 8th and Wednesday August 9th to attend the annual 2017 THCOI Summer Seminar at the Peoria Civic Center & Pere’ Marquette Hotel in Peoria, Illinois. If you have never attended the Summer Seminar, please plan to this year and if you have attended it, then please come again. We have some FUN, Educational activities planned for this year’s event, beginning with our (Monday) Night “Fun Night with The Vendors”, including some good-ole “country (& city) road” music, fun interactive skill testing activities with our Vendors, refreshments and a Raised Center Stage “Live” Presentation in the Vendor Arena on “Purchasing Township Equipment & Bid Lettings and Intergovernmental Agreements”. We also have many Breakout Session learning opportunities including, Bridge Inspections Using Drones or Posted Road Weight Limit Law Enforcement or GIS Mapping of Signage & Culverts or a Q & A with an Illinois Farm Bureau Panel, not leaving out the learning opportunities by visiting with your fellow township highway commissioners around the breakfast & lunch tables. For your spouses - a Tuesday Ladies Event – Riverboat Cruise.
You will find your 2017 Dues Renewal for the (THCOI) Township Highway Commissioners of Illinois Division. These annual THCOI Dues of just $60.00 are Divisional dues and are separate from the TOI dues that your Township pays annually, as well as dues for any regional Illinois Township Highway Commissioner Associations. You can pay them from your Township Road District Road & Bridge Fund. Please download the THCOI Dues Form (from the link below) mail along with your Township check, made out to Township Highway Commissioners of Illinois to:
THCOI Treasurer Donald Goad
Greenwood Township Highway Department
5211 Miller Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 217-202-6198 or THCOI Treasurer Donald Goad at 815-347-7122.
Charlie Montgomery, President, THCOI
Monticello Township Highway Commissioner
2017 HC Dues Form
THCOI Board of Directors
Piatt County/Monticello Township
Sangamon County/Rochester Township
Tazewell County/Morton Township
McHenry County/Greenwood Township
Rock Island County/Cordova Township
Cook County/Palos Township
Peoria County/Limestone Township
McLean County/Empire Township
Douglas County/Bourbon Township
Mt. Pulaski County/Logan Township
Cook County/Schaumburg Township
Kankakee County/Limestone Township
Lake County/Ela Township
Jefferson County/Mt. Vernon Township
DuPage County/Milton Township
Cumberland County/Cottonwood Township
Whiteside County/Union Grove Township
Marion County/Patoka Township
Will County/Frankfort Township
DeKalb County/DeKalb 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 - Charlie Montgomery, Monticello Township/Piatt County Phone: 217-202-6198
Northern Illinois Highway Commissioners Association, President -
West Central Illinois Highway Commissioners, President – Dennis M. Gibb, Ellison Township/Warren County Phone: 309-371-8620
Northwest Highway Commissioners of Illinois, President – Arnie Vegter, Union Grove Township/Whiteside County Phone: 815-535-5170 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Central Illinois Highway Commissioners Association, President - Steve Helton, Bourbon Township/Douglas County Phone: 217-246-3424 Email: email@example.com
Townships With No 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