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.
New figures show fewer drivers than expected have abandoned the Illinois toll roads since the fees nearly doubled.
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.
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.
The steep increase in tolls on Illinois tollways will be official after a vote Thursday.
Gov. Pat Quinn says the steep hike in tolls coming in January is necessary to maintain and expand the system.
The Illinois Tollway is set to hold the final public hearings on a proposed toll hike to pay for road construction projects.
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.
A proposed toll hike might turn out to be much lower than originally thought.
The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is proposing to raise tolls in order to pay for an ambitious $12 billion, 12-year construction program.