Counties
Douglas County
District: 5
County Engineer: James Crane
Appointment Date: 10/1/2002
Address: P.O. Box 77
Tuscola, IL 61953
Telephone: (217) 253-2113
Fax: (217) 253-3429
Email: James.Crane@douglascountyhighway.org


Engineer Bio:
James E Crane received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1996. While attending the U. of I. he worked for IDOT District 5 in the Cooperative Engineering Program. He was a Project Engineer with the Indiana Department of Transportation Laporte District from 1996 to 1999. He Then entered the private sector and was employed as a Project Engineer for Chastain and Associates, Decatur and Daily and Associates,Champaign. James was appointed Douglas County Engineer in October of 2002.


County Background:
Established on February 8, and 16, 1859, Douglas County is named after Stephen A. Douglas, an eminent lawyer, brilliant political orator, Secretary of State (1840), Representative in Congress (1843-1847), United States Senator (1847-1861), and candidate for the Presidency in 1860.


County Population: 19980
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 413
Assessed Valuation: 259605251
State Highway Mileage: 103
County Highway Mileage: 102
Township Highway Mileage: 639
Municipal Highway Mileage: 107
County Seat: Tuscola
State House District(s): 102
State Senate District(s): 51
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 15


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
L.O. Hackett3/3/191412/16/1942
Troy O. Timm12/17/19423/9/1969
F. Wayne Ward6/10/19693/31/1997
Duncan T. MacGibbon4/1/19974/1/2002