Illinois Tollway

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Illinois Tollway officials approved a contract yesterday that would replace the coin buckets at toll booths. 

The Daily Herald reports they would be replaced by touch screen machines that also accept credit cards and bills.  I-Pass lanes have cut down on use of the coin buckets, and there are about 100 remaining at roadside booths.  

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The Illinois Toll Highway Authority is playing a vital role in economic development and job creation throughout northern Illinois. It’s also looking for ways to increase minority-owned and veteran-owned businesses in their construction projects.

The Authority is planning to build a nearly 63,000-square-foot Maintenance Facility at U.S. 20 and I-90. The new building will be LEED certified, green and modern – and will involve and built by more minority-, disadvantaged-, women- and veteran-owned businesses than ever before.

Elgin Expressway To Become A Tollway

Jun 17, 2016
Illinois Tollway

  The Elgin-O’Hare expressway will transition from a freeway to a toll road on July 5th. 

The Daily-Herald reports that users of the  I-Pass transponder will pay $1.25 for the six-mile stretch of road.  Drivers who choose to use cash will pay double that amount.  Officials say funds from the tollway will rehabilitate the existing express route and help construct new ramps at I-290.  

Worst Toll Scofflaws Will Face Lawsuits

Sep 6, 2012

Total owed is more than $300 million

Illinois Tollway toll violators, who collectively owe more than $300 million in tolls and initial fines, will be pursued in court, beginning tomorrow.

Executive Director Kristi Lafleur said the agency has sent these violators at least five notices, called them at least four times and offered them multiple opportunities to enter a settlement agreement with the option to use a payment plan to settle the debt.