Grant Township Highway Department
Kim Kiesgen, Commissioner
Phone: 847-546-ROAD (7623)
26535 Molidor Road,
Ingleside, IL 60041
Department strives to meet the growing needs of our community with
the maintenance of our streets and roads for the safety of our families,
children and those who pass through. Our Highway Commissioner is Kim
Serving 26 years with the Department. She is
actively working on construction and maintenance of 60 miles of
township roads. With an unyielding "can-do" attitude, not to mention
her personal touch with people, she is never bored managing the
day-to-day operations, keeping up with the considerable variety of
responsibilities the Department takes on.
Some Duties Include:
Stakeholder/Planning Committee – Fish Lake Drain
Watershed Management Plan and the Squaw Creek Watershed.
(NPDES) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System. Responsible for the development and implementation of our storm
Winter snow and ice control.
Spring clean-up – removal of winter’s leftover
sand from the roads. A pavement sweeper and a crew with brooms use many
hours to accomplish this job of sand removal.
Road repairs – freezing and thawing plays havoc
with roads so spring always means road repairs.
Resurfacing – rebuilding roads – curb & gutter.
Drainage, storm sewers and culverts maintained
and replaced in some areas to ensure proper drainage and prevent
Tree trimming and removal (ongoing projects).
Roadside trash pick-up – takes a lot of time and
Caring for approximately 500 streetlights and
maintaining traffic signs.
Brush pick up program.
Assist families involved in flooding and storms
with sand bagging, pumps, and debris clean up.
Mosquito Abatement Control Program for catch
basin/storm sewers, ditches, etc.
Electronics Recycling, accepting small
electronics from TVs, computers, monitors
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