Counties
McHenry County
District: 1
County Engineer: Joseph R. Korpalski, Jr.
Appointment Date: 3/7/2001
Address: 16111 Nelson Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
Telephone: (815) 334-4964
Fax: (815) 334-4989
Email: jrkorpalski@co.mchenry.il.us


Engineer Bio:
Joe received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1990. He worked as an engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, Region 1/District 1, for ten years before his first appointment as County Engineer for McHenry County in 2001. Outside of his professional duties, he is a member of the National and Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, National and Illinois Association of County Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers and American Public Works Association.


County Background:
Established on January 16, 1836, McHenry County is named in honor of Major William McHenry, a pioneer of White County, soldier of the War of 1812 and the Blackhawk War, Representative in the first, fourth, fifth and ninth General Assemblies, and Senator in the sixth.


County Population: 308760
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 611
Assessed Valuation: 7649180311
State Highway Mileage: 201
County Highway Mileage: 522
Township Highway Mileage: 846
Municipal Highway Mileage: 1179
County Seat: Woodstock
State House District(s): 52, 63, 64, 65, 66
State Senate District(s): 26, 32, 33
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 6,14


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
C.L. Tryon12/1/191310/31/1957
Wayne H. Mentzer11/1/195710/31/1969
Herbert W. Bekermeier1/1/19655/31/1988
James R. Rakow11/1/196911/30/1993
Michael P. Magnuson12/1/19939/30/1998
James Stahlecker4/9/19993/2/2001