Counties
Whiteside County
District: 2
County Engineer: Russ Renner
Appointment Date: 3/6/2012
Address: 18819 Lincoln Road
Morrison, IL 61270
Telephone: (815) 772-7651
Fax: (815) 772-4870
Email: rrenner@whiteside.org


Engineer Bio:
Russ received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1989. He is licensed both as a Professional Engineer and a Structural Engineer. He has worked for consultants for a total of 13 years with the remainder of his career as a County Engineer. Russ was named County Engineer at Whiteside County in 2012.


County Background:
Established on January 16, 1836, Whiteside County is named after Samuel Whiteside, a Colonel of Territorial militia, Representative in the First General Assembly, and Brigadier General of militia during the Black Hawk War.


County Population: 58498
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 692
Assessed Valuation: 718558318
State Highway Mileage: 203
County Highway Mileage: 201
Township Highway Mileage: 841
Municipal Highway Mileage: 229
County Seat: Morrison
State House District(s): 71, 89
State Senate District(s): 36, 45
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 17


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
V.N. Taggett12/1/19132/1/1920
Edward O. Hills3/10/19206/14/1934
William F. Hauck6/15/19341/6/1966
Burt K. Preston5/13/194311/30/1955
James Schoenhard1/7/19662/22/1985
Douglas G. Happ7/1/19856/30/1990
David A. Weaver10/8/199110/7/1997
Peter A. Petrowsky10/21/19971/26/2007
Steve Haring4/30/200711/1/2011