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Old 12-30-2005, 01:33 AM
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Illinois Tollway

For the longest time here in Illinois you were able to toss 40c in the hopper & pay your toll & be gone. Earlier this year they doubled the toll for those who refuse to buy the I-Pass. Those who use I-pass do 80 right through the gate , those who don't have to sit in long lines to pay.Can I sue for discrimination???


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Old 12-30-2005, 01:41 AM
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Re: Illinois Tollway

I totally agree. I went to Chicago for a business trip, I am a downstater, and I spent at least $15 on tolls. And what do we get. When I went in Nov, at least half the time one lane was closed for construction, even though there was no construction in the area. Good thing my company reimbursed me for the tolls, or I would have been really ticked off.



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Old 12-30-2005, 02:37 AM
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Re: Illinois Tollway

Being from the Deep South, I have never understood why people will pay and pay and pay for the same road over and over again. I thought that was what taxes were for. Except for a few roads in Florida (Yankee state--so they don't count), I have never used a toll road in the Deep South.

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:12 PM
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Re: Illinois Tollway

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Those who use I-pass do 80 right through the gate , those who don't have to sit in long lines to pay.Can I sue for discrimination???
You can sue for just about anything. I don't see a success lawsuit on the horizon for this situation. It's like suing the airline because the folks in First Class have larger seats and complimentary drinks.

Have you considered getting I-pass? (Probably cheaper than a lawsuit.)

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Old 12-31-2005, 02:23 AM
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Re: Illinois Tollway

Ok, ya need a credit card for one, my credit card was used to go to Australia & tossed in the pacific. The I-pass is a load of B.S. for the simple fact that ya never know if its working until the send you a letter with a picture of your plate & a huge fine. you have to spend 2 hours on the phone to talk to a human & then when ya get a human, very little english is spoken or they don't like white ppl. Ok i can see 1st class on a plane but paying to drive on roads that really suck from Wisconsin to Indiana.....I gladly paid a dollar to go over the causeway down in Tampa, it was a very nice drive , nice rest area to pee in, & I saw dolphins. Anyway Illinois is always known for its greed & the ppl of north east Illinois are stupid for alowing the government to do this.the governor made an ass of himself for saying the Abe Lincoln was Jewish joke in front of President Bush buring the library dedication.

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Old 04-23-2008, 06:13 PM
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Re: Illinois Tollway

Uh, yeah! Well, I recently received a violation notice for three missed tolls. Two of which, occurred while I was out of the country and my car was sitting at home in my garage! However, they have a photo graph of my vehicle with no indication of the location that the photo was taken in. And the third toll violation was supposedly on the south side of Chicago which I NEVER drive to as I live in Fox Lake and have no reason on Earth to go to the south side of Chicago. Interestingly enough,there is only one photograph of my vehicle for all three alleged violation. When I called the number on the violation notice and waited an eternity for a human being, I had the distinct pleasure of talking to the enthusiastic, lively, and ever helpful (I am laying on the sarcasim here pretty thick) lump on-a-log, who basically told me that they can not provide detailed photographs with locations like the letter says they could and that if I am disputing the violations I have to drive ALL the way to Downers Grove (probably risking "running another toll") and from what "Lurch" explained to me, my chances of actually being heard and listened to are nil because these violations are "not contestable". What a bunch of schiesters! With all of the cameras posted at stop lights now a days I strongly feel that they can get these photographs from anywhere! And just bilk you out of your money. Isn't there SOME form of legal recourse? Do we have to stand by and tolerate "highway robbery?"

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Old 06-18-2009, 02:33 PM
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Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?


Having just gone through the state of Illinois from Ohio en route to gladly see the Badlands, Custer State Park and Wind Cave in South Dakota (among other places), it now sadly appears I went through a toll trap state! Why? Today I received an appalling "Illinois Tollway Notice of Toll Violation" demanding $62.60!

In Ohio and other states I've travelled through, it is impossible to bypass a toll. You get off at the exit you want and pay or you come to a complete stop and pay before continuing on. Everybody must stop. It's not that way in Illinois.

Here it appears, driving at night, I bypassed three tolls since I didn't believe they were exits I wanted and kept on driving. I honestly do remember once, undoubtedly the last one bypassed, that it looked like folks were getting right back on but I didn't look back for too long to see for sure since I was driving forward.

I called the toll-free number to question and complain and offer to pay the proper toll but not the outrageous amount they were out to get. I spoke with Tamika who said the tolls amounted to 1) $0.80, 2) $0.80, and 3) $1.00 with TWENTY DOLLARS FINE FOR EACH violation, due to confusion over their system, totalling $62.60!

Unpaid Toll
$0.80
$0.80
$1.00
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$2.80

Fine
$20.00
$20.00
$20.00
_____
$60.00

Total Amount Due or this or that other threat:
$62.60! $62.60 for $2.80 tolls!

CAN YOU SAY HIGHWAY ROBBERY?

I wasn't out to rip off the Illinois Tollway but it appears this "road rage" - this outrageous and exorbitant fine - is meant to take advantage of drivers unfamiliar with Illinois road ways. It appears the Illinois Tollway have worded the bill to completely cover themselves and offers no understanding or compromise. We'll see. I'll be glad to update folks if it's otherwise and Illinois is found reasonable after all, as I'm sending this published report to them when I request my written hearing. At the very least, I hope I've helped to save some innocent folks money who must pass through Illinois: beware the Illinois tolls!
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:00 PM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

http://www.illinoistollway.com/porta..._schema=PORTAL

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MISTAKES HAPPEN
You have 7 Days to Make Your Payment


The Illinois Tollway grants a 7-day grace period to pay your unpaid toll.

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Missed the 7-day Grace Period?
The unpaid toll has now become a violation.
The Tollway recognizes that honest mistakes happen—we allow 2 mistakes in a 24-month period. Upon your third unpaid toll within a 2-year period, a violation notice will be issued and fines assessed.
Payment after the 7-day grace period does not remove that toll from violation status.
yeah, do the hearing thing. if it all happened same trip, they'll let you slide, i think.


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Old 06-19-2009, 06:01 AM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

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yeah, do the hearing thing. if it all happened same trip, they'll let you slide, i think.
Regardless, I will only pay the original tolls with no punishing fines added. They were all in the same NIGHT.

Most out-of-state drivers would not know they had "violated" anything, and so wouldn't have a chance to pay the tolls within seven days and when they do find out it's a month later with the EXORBITANT FINES tacked on - the highway robbery I refuse to be victimized by.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:39 PM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

If everyone must exit pay and re-enter then why does the highway bypass the exit. Sounds purposeful to me.

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Old 06-23-2009, 03:07 PM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

the probably let regular commuters pay by the month. a camera reading license plates or some other way of detecting who has paid. those commuters just keep driving and only people who need to pay have to stop.

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Old 06-25-2009, 12:47 PM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

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Unpaid Toll
$0.80
$0.80
$1.00
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$2.80

I'm pretty sure thats.... $1.60 in tolls... I mean, Almost positive....

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Old 06-25-2009, 01:18 PM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

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I'm pretty sure thats.... $1.60 in tolls... I mean, Almost positive....
$2.60 in tolls. That's what I get for typing without my reading glasses!
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:34 PM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

lol. :) silly you.

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Old 07-01-2009, 10:18 AM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

Hmmm I guess you have never heard of open road tolling.... where you actually have to leave to pay the toll if you don't have a transponder.

I guess you also missed all the signs that mentioned the toll and the signs that told you where to go to pay cash.

I guess you never noticed those huge flood lights on the towers over the highway that have signs telling you to stay in your lane as you pass through the toll.

You missed all of this three times.

What did you think these things were for?


Some how millions of people a week go through these and can figure it out...

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Old 07-01-2009, 10:22 AM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

Maybe you missed all the signs that said pay toll ahead - Three times?


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Old 07-02-2009, 01:49 AM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

I guess you never noticed those huge flood lights on the towers over the highway that have signs telling you to stay in your lane as you pass through the toll.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:25 AM
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Re: Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

i like how stevewarn went out of his way to take pictures for you....
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