Township Highway Commissioners of ILLINOIS

3217 Northfield Drive | Springfield, IL 62702

Highway Commissioners

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 Form

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

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

On November 5, 2021, THCOI is offering a free in person educational training. The event will take place at Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, IL. Registration begins at 7:30 am and the training ends at 5:00 pm after the last breakout session. A limited number of rooms are available at a discounted rate for those wanting to arrive the night before the training. The THCOI board has put together a group of presenters who are well informed on topics that impact the everyday work of Highway Commissioners across Illinois.

Click Here to Download registration Form

Hotel Address:

Double Tree by Hilton-Bloomington

10 Brickyard Dr.

Bloomington, IL 61701

Phone# 309-664-6446

Web Address:

See the schedule below!


7:30-8:30 AM             Registration and Vendor Displays

8:30-9:00 AM                         Welcome/Opening Session including Don Goad, THCOI President and Jerry Crabtree, TOI Executive Director

9:00-9:30 AM                         Signs presentation by Jim Donelan, TOIRMA 

9:30-10:30 AM                       Budgets and Levies presentation by Sheryl Churney

10:30-11:00 AM                     Break and Vendor Displays

11:00-12:00 PM                      Meet Your Legislator and Legislative Issues presentation by Taylor Anderson and other Legislators

12:00-1:00 PM                        Lunch and Vendor Displays

1:00 – 2:00 PM                       Break Out Session (Choose One)

  • Room A: Legal Issues/Dos and Don’ts for Highway Commissioners/John Redlingshafer, THCOI Attorney
  • Room B: Co-operative Purchasing/Tim Peters State of Illinois, Local Policy and Technology Engineer

2:00 – 3:30 PM                       Kevin Burke, III P.E.

  • MFT Basics
  • HMA Design Basics
  • HMA Construction Best Practices
  • Flexible Pavement Preservation & Rehabilitation

3:30-5:00 PM              Sergeant Lance Bonney, Illinois State Police

  • Truck Enforcement

5:00 PM                                  Seminar Complete

Webinars by Others

The 2021 Erosion and Sediment Control workshops registration is now open!
This three–module course offers Illinois Department of Transportation contractors, inspectors, designers and others interested in erosion and sediment control as well as storm-water pollution best management practices.
The spring Erosion workshops will take place on Zoom. We hope to hold the fall Erosion workshops in person and have the locations listed accordingly. If we need to move fall classes to Zoom, you will be notified in a timely manner.
Note: Module I is a prerequisite for modules II and III; however, modules II and III need not be taken in sequential order.
Reach out with any questions prior to registering by contacting
*** As of February 25, 2016, certifications for “Erosion and Sediment Control for Designers” (Module II) and “Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction” (Module III) expire five years after being granted. To stay certified, all consultants and local agency and IDOT employees should retake the course to obtain an updated certificate every five years. The updated policy can be found here (page 58). Individuals who have successfully completed “Fundamentals for Storm Water Pollution and Erosion and Sediment Control” (Module I) will be considered current for an indefinitely.***

Keep up to date on current and future Safe System related activities by visiting:

2021 General Administrative Duties of the Highway Commissioners Training


September 14 = Flagger Training/Work Zone Stephanie Stoverink and Dean Mentjes
2021 General Administrative Duties of the Highway Commissioners Training - Flagger & Work Zone
Hosted by Barry Kent 
Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 9:00 am | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Event number: 177 459 7934
Event password: sjTMjhGD328 (75865443 from phones)
Join by phone
+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll
Access code: 177 459 7934

September 21 = Q & A with a Panel of County Engineers, IDOT, FHWA, etc.
2021 General Administrative Duties of the Highway Commissioners Training - Q & A Panel
Hosted by Barry Kent 
Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 9:00 am | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Event number: 177 316 8470
Event password: kPjPFpa8i98 (57573728 from phones)
Join by phone
+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll
Access code: 177 316 8470




Barry Kent IDOT                                                        Introduction          

Stephanie Stoverink IDOT                                      Flagger Safety

Juan Pava IDOT                                                         Work Zone Safety

Dean Mentjes FHWA                                                Work Zone Safety

Tracy Lillard ISP                                                         Social Media & Work Zone laws

Tim Peters IDOT                                                        Conclusion


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. 

Flagger Training and Work Zone Q&A – an informal opportunity to ask any and all flagger and/or work zone questions which may arise during construction season.


Flagger Training and Work Zone – Q&A

May 27                11:00am

Join from the meeting link



Flagger Training and Work Zone – Q&A

June 15:               10:00am

June 15:               1:00pm


Flagger Training and Work Zone – Q&A

July 20:                10:00am

July 20:                1:00pm

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

Don Goad
Greenwood Township/McHenry County

Northern Illinois Highway Commissioners Association President

Edward R. Young
Lisle Twp/DuPage County
Phone: 630-210-1092

Nothing on the Schedule yet – TBD

West Central Illinois Highway Commissioners President

Dennis M. Gibb
Ellison Township/Warren County
Phone: 309-371-8620

Northwest Highway Commissioners of Illinois President

Arnold Vegter
Union Grove Township/Whiteside County
Phone: 815-535-5170

East Central Illinois Highway Commissioners Association President

Darrell D. Maxheimer
Rochester Twp/Sangamon County
Phone: 217-899-6355

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

Highway Commissioners of Illinois

3217 Northfield Drive, , Springfield, IL 62702
217-744-2212 | 866-897-4688 | 217-744-7419