The Fashion Outlets of Chicago shopping mall in Rosemont. (Credit: CBS)

New High-End Outlet Mall Opens In Rosemont

A high-end fashion outlet mall opened Thursday morning in Rosemont — the first new indoor mall in the Chicago area in two decades — and the huge deals stores are offering could bring in big crowds.


Skyway Toll Bridge

Fares To Rise On Skyway, CTA And Metra In 2013

The cost of traveling into Chicago will jump next year — be it by bus, rail or car.



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


Report: Tolls Illegally Went Toward Balancing State Budget For 3 Years

A story out Friday morning is sure to cause grumbling among those who use the Illinois Tollway system.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012


Auto Traffic Down On Tollways Since Toll Hike

Passenger car travel on the Illinois Tollway decreased during the first week of the new year, since higher tolls went into effect Jan. 1.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

Money (CBS)

New Fees, Taxes Sure To Affect Your Life This New Year

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.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2012


New Year Means New Tolls For Illinois Drivers

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


Joe Ferguson

Inspector General Expects Some Budget Proposals To Pass

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.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011


Mayor, Aldermen Say No To Lake Shore Drive Tolls, Tax Hike To Balance Budget

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.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

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 Officials Expect Complaints Over Plans To Double Tolls

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.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011


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


Tolls May Double To Fund Major Tollway Projects

Tolls could double on the Illinois Tollway system, which is dealing with a $1 billion shortfall.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011