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Trustee Victor C. Keegan

I have been a resident of Pingree Grove in the Carillon community since March, 2014, but have been an eighteen-year resident of Kane County.

After graduating from East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois in 1963, I worked as a steelworker at A.M. Castle Metals also in Franklin Park. I worked as an overhead double-hoist crane operator, retiring in 1995. While working at Castle Metals, I was a shop steward for three years, and union president for twenty-four. In my capacity as president, I helped to negotiate collective bargaining teams, went to arbitration hearings, labor board appeals, and was chairman of the safety and quality committees.

I have been married to my wife Paulette for 53 years. We are fortunate to have four children, and six grandchildren.


Trustee Thomas "Ray" Eaton

I have been married 43 years to my life mate Paula Eaton. Prior to moving to Pingree Grove four years ago, we lived in South Elgin for 39 years. We have 2 children and 3 grandchildren and belong to Christ Community Church in Saint Charles.

While living in South Elgin I was involved in the South Elgin Jaycees and the South Elgin Lions' Club. In addition to holding many offices and chairing many projects, some of my accomplishments included: Christmas for Kids, the Jayteens, Bingo/Raffle Chairman, Lion of the year, as well as many others. Some awards received included a JCI Senatorship, Illinois Family of the Year and the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow Award. In addition to my community involvement, I also served the Village for several years as a Commissioner for S.E.E.M.A. – South Elgin Emergency Management Agency and was on the Parks and Recreation Board as one of the founding members and was responsible for creating the "Adopt a Park program", which is still in operation.

Since moving to Pingree Grove I have graduated the P.G. Police Academy Class, attended Pingree Grove Board meetings and currently serve on the Rutland Township Board as Trustee.

My goal is to fairly represent our community in the township, while encouraging transparency and unity on the Board. In addition, I would like to look into various ways we could improve the Township's service to the community. Always open to new ideas and community feedback, I would welcome and encourage your communication.


Trustee Bill Siers

I was born and raised in Kane County and have lived in rural Rutland Township for 46 years. Having attended township meetings for most of those 46 years I am familiar with past and current township issues and have a good working knowledge of correct governance. During this time period I have been an unofficial advisor on many township issues.

I have been in the construction business since 1960 having my own carpenter/general contracting and construction management business for over 35 years. I am familiar with insurance, payroll, budgets, implementation of contracts, labor management, and acquisition of equipment and its maintenance. I have also worked with different local government agencies in different capacities.

My recent appointment to the Township Board gives representation to the rural areas of the township, and along with the other Trustees, helps create a more equitable balance of representation throughout the township.

Board members might not always agree but should always respect each other and make every effort to make decisions based on fiscal responsibility and what benefits the residents the most. Board decisions should be based on solid factual information to achieve the best results possible and should not be influenced by personal or political agendas, neither of which I have.

I have been married to my wife Jan for 49 years and we have one daughter, 3 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

I feel it is an honor and privilege to serve on the Rutland Township Board and will always do my best to serve the residents of the township.


Trustee Nicholas Hoffman

Profile coming soon!