Toll Hike


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


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

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: Toll Hike Is Necessary

Gov. Pat Quinn says the steep hike in tolls coming in January is necessary to maintain and expand the system.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011


Tollway To Hold Final Hearings On Planned Toll Hike

The Illinois Tollway is set to hold the final public hearings on a proposed toll hike to pay for road construction projects.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011


Tollway Director Says Proposed Toll Hike Could Be Trimmed

The Illinois Tollway director said Monday that a proposed toll increase could be about 50 percent less and still keep the existing 286-mile system in good shape for the next 10 years.



Tollway Board Member: Scale Back Proposed Toll Hike

A proposed toll hike might turn out to be much lower than originally thought.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011


Tollway Planning Higher Tolls For $12B In Projects

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is proposing to raise tolls in order to pay for an ambitious $12 billion, 12-year construction program.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011