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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (CBS) – The Illinois Tollway system could be looking in the future about a day when you do not have to attach an I-Pass transponder to your front windshield to pay your tolls.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, of course, Toll Highway Authority officials are not looking at making the tollway system free.

Rather, the Daily Herald reports, Tollway executive director Kristi Lafleur says the future may be a system without transponders. Instead, cameras would pick up all the information they need from a driver’s license plate, and charge that driver accordingly.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

There is a projected $1 billion shortfall for the state Tollway’s current needs, but Lafleur tells the newspaper it is too early to say there is a need to increase tolls.

The system must first do all it can now to collect all the money it is owed from toll deadbeats, she said.

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