LaSalle County Highway Engineer Larry Kinzer has been on the job for 20 years. In August, he’s retiring. County Board Chairman Jim Olson says the search for Kinzer’s successor is already underway.
Kinzer had worked for the county highway department before. Promoting from within is a possibility.
Olson would like three finalists for the Illinois Department of Transportation to test before the board makes it choice. Kinzer’s pay this year is $138,200 plus benefits. Half of it is covered by the state.