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Illinois Tollway

How Much Do Illinoisans Pay in Tolls Compared to Other States?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.14.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In Illinois, the Illinois State Highway Toll Authority controls the highways that do not receive any federal funding but are paid for through tolls charged of users.

Tollway 'Super' Scofflaws Named, Shamed Online

Posted 08.28.2013 | Chicago

The Illinois Tollway on Wednesday started a somewhat unusual practice: naming and shaming "super" scofflaws who owe at least $1,000 worth of unpaid to...

Fueled by Tolling, Innovation Stems From Our Local Communities

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Patrick D. Jones

The funding crunch facing America's transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility.

Tollway Supervisor Fired (For Third Time) For Sleeping On The Job

Posted 03.29.2013 | Chicago

An Illinois Tollway employee responsible for supervising a maintenance garage has been fired -- for the third time -- for being caught sleeping on the...

Report: Tollway Funds Used To Balance State Budget Under Blago

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

A report released Thursday revealed that tens of millions of dollars of revenue taken in by the Illinois Tollway were illegally diverted to state coff...

Tollway Traffic Down Following Massive Rate Hike

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Some Illinois drivers who previously relied on the state's tollway for their daily commutes and other travels now appear to be turning to alternate ro...

Pay Up, Drivers: Tollway Rate Hike Begins Jan. 1, Despite Legal Challenge

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

A circuit judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt to block the Illinois Toll Highway Authority from hiking its rates by almost double on Jan. 1. The C...

Man Killed After Wandering Naked Into Tollway Traffic

Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man was killed Sunday evening when he stripped down naked and walked into the roadway after rear-ending another vehicle on the Tri-...

Illinois Toll Rates Nearly Doubled By Board-Approved Hike

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Tollway board voted nearly unanimously Thursday to approve a nearly 88 percent toll hike intended to fund a $12 billion, 15-year road con...

Toll Hike On The Way For Illinois Drivers?

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

While Illinois' tolls already leave drivers digging deep into their pockets, the state's Toll Highway Authority Thursday announced a proposed toll inc...

Drivers To Illinois State Toll Highway Authority: If We Pay Higher Tolls, What Will You Do For Us?

The A.V. Club Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even if you're not originally from Chicago, coughing up several dollars to plow through endless cornfields to get across Illinois doesn't seem like su...

Quinn Names Paula Wolff New Tollway Board Chair

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Six-year Tollway Board Chair John Mitola resigned Wednesday (both sides insist it was voluntary) and was quickly replaced by Paula Wolff, a planning e...

Illinois Tollway Wrongly Targeting Minnesota Drivers: Minnesota AG

AP | ELIZABETH DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's Attorney General on Thursday called on Illinois officials to stop sending tickets to Minnesota drivers until they...

Illinois Tollway Chief Resigns In Wake Of Blagojevich Scandal

Crain's Chicago Business | Robert Herguth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than a month after taking over as the top administrator at the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Executive Director Jeff Dailey has submitte...

Blagojevich's Illinois Tollway Plan Could Be Stopped

Chicago Tribune | Richard Wronski and Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Days before Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced a $1.8 billion tollway construction program on Oct. 16, he privately tipped a fundraiser to the plan and sa...

Tollway Green Lanes To Charge Drivers For Use?

Chicago Tribune | Richard Wronski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MINNEAPOLIS -- Debra Salo maneuvered her Mercury Sable into the left lane of the busy expressway, joining cars and buses cruising at 50 m.p.h. while t...

Madigan Cracks Down On Political Revolving Door

Chicago Sun-Times | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Brian J. McPartlin quit as Illinois Tollway director last week. But he can't start his new job with a politically connected engineering consulting fir...

Governor Seeks Carpool Lanes For Tollways

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrons of Illinois' toll road who car pool or drive hybrids will be able to use designated express lanes under a plan being introduce...