Illinois Tollway

Expressway Traffic

Tollway Committee OKs Plan To Increase Speed Limits, But Not To 70 MPH

An Illinois Tollway committee on Thursday recommended increasing speed limits on portions of the Tri-State, Reagan Memorial and Veterans Memorial tollways, but not to the 70 mph allowed under a new law.


Expressway Traffic

Speed Limit Could Go To 60 On Tri-State, Reagan, And Veterans Tollways

An Illinois State Toll Highway Authority committee has recommended increasing speed limits on parts of three tollways.


A new interchange in the south suburbs links I-57 and I-294 for the first time. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Interchange Linking I-57 And I-294 To Open Soon

Two Chicago area interstates that have crossed paths for years, but never before connected to each other, should finally link up at the end of the month when a new interchange opens in the south suburbs.


Beams are installed as part of the new Elmhurst Road bridge over I-90 in Des Plaines. (Photo from the Illinois Tollway)

Tollway Installs First Steel Beams For Elmhust Road Bridge

Eighteen beams will be installed over I-90 three nights this week as part of the Elmhurst Road Interchange Project, which will be one of the first diverging diamond interchanges on the state’s tollway system.


Renato V. Velasquez. (Credit: State Police)

Driver Charged In I-88 Crash That Killed Tollway Worker

An Illinois Tollway maintenance worker was killed, and an Illinois State Police trooper was injured when a semi-tractor trailer crashed into their vehicles on the Reagan Memorial Tollway near Aurora.


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.


State Farm Insurance

State Farm Sponsors Illinois Tollway Tow Trucks

State tow trucks that patrol the Illinois Tollway system will be sporting ads for State Farm, after the insurance company spent $1.8 million to sponsor the state’s road assistance program.



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.



Tollway Scofflaws To Get Unwanted Online Exposure

Some drivers who haven’t paid their fair share on the Illinois Tollway will be getting some unwanted online exposure.


An Illinois toll booth. (CBS)

IG Report: Tollway Supervisor Fired For Third Time

The inspector general’s report also mentioned a Tollway call center employee who was negotiating with callers to take money in exchange for reducing or dismissing toll violations and fines.



2 Investigators: Tollway Fines Family $27,000

A local family has been hit with huge fines by the Illinois Tollway. They say what the state agency is doing is worse than any loan shark or pay day loan scam. CBS 2’s Dave Savini looks at how one family was ordered to pay one extraordinary bill.



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

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


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


New Year Means New Tolls For Illinois Drivers

Starting Sunday, it’s going to be a lot more expensive to drive on Illinois’ tollways.



State Lawmaker Not Impressed With Tollway’s Traveler Information Offering

The Illinois Tollway has begun listing motels and attractions by interchange, with the information on its Web site.

WBBM Newsradio–12/28/2011


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


I-PASS Glitch Causes Unneeded Charges On Accounts

I-PASS users are being asked to check their accounts today after a software problem was found in the system.


Jane Addams Tollway

$607M In Capital Projects In Illinois Tollway’s Proposed 2012 Budget

The Illinois Tollway on Wednesday presented a tentative 2012 budget to its board, providing funding for the construction of the new interchange at the Tri-State Tollway and Interstate 57 as well as several other construction plans.