Illinois Toll Highway Authority

Road Work

Illinois Tollway Green Lights $106 Million In Contracts For Tri-State Work

Reconstruction won’t happen until at least 2020, but design planning and advance work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) will begin as early as 2018 between Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont and 95th Street in Oak Lawn.


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Quinn Touts Expansion Of Job Training Program

The Quinn administration has expanded a job training program that helps people get jobs in the construction industry, on the heels of news the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in June, its lowest level in nearly six years.


An Illinois toll booth. (CBS)

Tollway Might Extend Deadline For Unpaid Tolls

The Illinois Tollway’s Customer Service Committee recommended last week giving drivers 30 days to respond to each of three violation notices that are sent out, increasing the total number of days from 56 to 90.



Tollway Seeks To Shame ‘Super Scofflaws’ Into Paying Off Huge Debts

The Illinois Tollway is resorting to potential embarrassment to put pressure on businesses that routinely fail to pay their tolls.


Elgin-O'Hare Expressway

Feds Give Final Approval To Elgin-O’Hare Expansion

The Illinois Tollway received final approval Thursday to construct the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project, a $3.4 billion project to provide congestion relief projected to save drivers $145 million a year in time and fuel costs.



Illinois Tollway To Go After Scofflaws

If you haven’t paid your tolls in Illinois, expect to hear from the Tollway soon.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2012


Illinois Tollway Apologizing For Bogus I-Pass Charges

You need to take a close look at your account, if you use a tollway I-PASS. Drivers with certain license plate numbers are finding they are being charged for other people’s tolls.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2012


Toll Hike Has Not Brought Anticipated Mass-Exodus From Tollways

Tolls went up in Illinois nearly a year ago, but if you think most drivers took alternate routes to avoid paying more, you’d be wrong.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012


Report: Drivers Still Using Tollways Despite Higher Tolls

New figures show fewer drivers than expected have abandoned the Illinois toll roads since the fees nearly doubled.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Electric Charging Stations Coming To Tollway Oases

Gov. Pat Quinn and officials at the Illinois Toll Highway Authority have announced plans to install electric car charging stations across the system.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012


Tollway Reroute Project Will Mean Detours, Confusion

A major highway project in the northern suburbs will mean detours and require a hefty dose of patience.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012


Report: Tolls Illegally Went Toward Balancing State Budget For 3 Years

A story out Friday morning is sure to cause grumbling among those who use the Illinois Tollway system.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012


Report: Tollway Paid Out Nearly $4 Million In Overtime Last Year

A new report says overtime pay for people who work for the Illinois Tollway system was nearly $4 million last year.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012


Tollway Seeks To Lower Violation Fees, Win Back Fans

An effort reportedly is underway to make life easier for motorists who occasionally use Illinois toll roads.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012


Auto Traffic Down On Tollways Since Toll Hike

Passenger car travel on the Illinois Tollway decreased during the first week of the new year, since higher tolls went into effect Jan. 1.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012


New Policy Allows I-Pass Users To Block Tracking System

If you have been worried about your I-Pass tracking your every move, a policy change could put your mind at ease.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012


New Year Brings Higher Tolls, More Expensive Parking

The New Year is bringing pain in the pocketbook for a lot of Chicagoans, because of a list of higher fees for everything from parking to tolls.

WBBM Newsradio–01/01/2012


Judge Dismisses Lawsuit To Block Toll Hikes

A Cook County judge has rejected an anti-tax advocate’s bid to block the nearly 90 percent rate hike scheduled to go into effect on the Illinois Tollway system next year.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011


Toll Hike To Become Official When Tollway Board Passes Budget

The steep increase in tolls on Illinois tollways will be official after a vote Thursday.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011


Tollway Budget Passage Delayed Due To Mistake By Quinn

It took two tries before the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board managed to legally approve its 2012 budget.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011