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

Illinois State Capitol

Governor Makes Gloomy Forecast For Ill. Budget

The long-term forecast for the Illinois budget looks gloomy, with less state money available and government services facing cuts, Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said Tuesday.


Driver On Cell Phone

City Raking In Millions From Drivers Talking On Cell Phones

If you’re driving in the city and plan to talk on your cell phone, you might want to think twice about whether to do it without a hands-free device.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Casino Gambling

Kane County Official Warns Casino Tax Revenues Are Unsustainable

The head of the Kane County Board is warning that the county has to wean itself from what she calls an unreliable source of revenue.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

File Photo: Chicago Marathon (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

Report: Marathon Means Big Boost For Chicago Economy

The annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon means hundreds of millions of dollars for the local economy.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

New Casino Is ‘Cannibalizing’ Business At Other Facilities, Official Says

New figures seem to support the argument that new casinos cannibalize the profits of existing ones.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Report Shows Illinois Gambling Revenues Dropping

The Illinois Gaming Board is out with its latest revenue report, and again it shows the economy continues to trump spending in casinos.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

Winter Wonderfest

Groupon Deal Cuts Revenues For Navy Pier

Ticket sales are up for Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier, but revenue has taken a hit due to a promotion deal with Groupon.

WBBM Newsradio–12/15/2010