CHICAGO (CBS) — If you haven’t paid your tolls in Illinois, expect to hear from the Tollway soon.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Brandis Friedman reports, the Illinois Tollway says it is planning to take toll violators to court over a total of $300 million in unpaid tolls and initial fines.READ MORE: Gov. Pritzker Activates National Guard To Assist Chicago Police Ahead Of Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict
Officials say until now, violators until now have received at least five notices, four phone calls, and multiple opportunities to enter a payment plan – a process that can take between nine months and two years.READ MORE: Lawyers, Community Leaders Calling On Department Of Justice To Investigate Death Of Adam Toledo
Many of the scofflaws are commercial drivers, part of company fleets that travel the tollway for business purposes.
In addition to core proceedings, the agency plans to work with Illinois State Police to identify vehicles with suspended license plates.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Winter Conditions Return; Rain, Snow Possible
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Brandis Friedman reports