The cost of traveling into Chicago will jump next year — be it by bus, rail or car.
New figures show fewer drivers than expected have abandoned the Illinois toll roads since the fees nearly doubled.
A story out Friday morning is sure to cause grumbling among those who use the Illinois Tollway system.
Passenger car travel on the Illinois Tollway decreased during the first week of the new year, since higher tolls went into effect Jan. 1.
You might say that the New Year starts in earnest today, as just about everyone gets back to work. And it’s almost a sure thing that if you live in Chicago or suburban Cook County, your day-to-dat life will be more expensive.
Starting Sunday, it’s going to be a lot more expensive to drive on Illinois’ tollways.
Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says he expects some of the dozens of budget options he outlined in a new report will indeed be embraced by the mayor and City Council this fall.
With the mayor and City Council preparing to begin the annual budget process next month, city Inspector General Joe Ferguson has suggested a host of revenue-generating and cost-saving ideas, including a city income tax and toll booths on Lake Shore Drive.
Gov. Pat Quinn says the steep hike in tolls coming in January is necessary to maintain and expand the system.
Illinois Tollway officials expect complaints at a series of public hearing this month on a plan to double tolls for a $12 billion capital construction plan.
The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is proposing to raise tolls in order to pay for an ambitious $12 billion, 12-year construction program.
Tolls could double on the Illinois Tollway system, which is dealing with a $1 billion shortfall.
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