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  • Quinn vetoes 70 mph speed limit on tollways in suburbs Aug 27, 2014 5:23 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday put the brakes on legislation that would have raised speed limits on suburban tollways to 70 mph. The governor last year signed a law to raise speed limits on downstate interstates, but urban areas were excluded. “(T)he convenience of increased speeds for drivers on Illinois tollways does not outweigh the safety risks to children, families, and our dedicated public servants,” Quinn wrote in his veto message.

  • Pyke: Are I-355 traffic delays the protesters' fault? Aug 25, 2014 11:36 AM
    Protester-related delays on I-355. Accidents at rail crossings. The mailbag is full and it's time to share what everyone's talking about. "It was a Friday and most of us commuters simply want to get home quickly and safely,” one reader says about the protests on bridges over tollways.

  • The Soapbox Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors praise two female sports role models, lament the troubles of a local university and sound off on a number of other suburban issues.

  • Tollway explores how to pay for Route 53 extension Aug 19, 2014 6:10 PM
    Are more tolls coming on the north end of the Tri-State? Increasing rates at the Waukegan toll and charging at the Wisconsin border and Route 132 are among ideas being tossed around by a Lake County advisoryo group.

  • Lake in the Hills firm sues over toll scofflaw list Aug 13, 2014 5:17 PM
    Name recognition is great when you're a business but not when you're known as a tollway "scofflaw," says John O'Hara of Specialty Contractors. The company is suing the Illinois tollway over mistakenly including it on an infamous list of debtors.

  • Naperville girl killed in motorcycle crash Aug 8, 2014 5:53 AM
    A 14-year-old Naperville girl was killed after a motorcycle crash on Interstate 55 while riding with her father, officials said. Ashley Wilson was riding with her 54-year-old father on southbound I-55 under I-355 around 9:35 p.m. Wednesday when the bike went down, struck the median and skated along the highway’s left shoulder, officials said.

  • POW memorial moves to O’Hare tollway oasis Jul 31, 2014 7:21 PM
    A solemn ceremony marked the arrival of two memorials at the O'Hare tollway oasis Thursday. The closing of the Des Plaines oasis forced one of the memorials, honoring missing soldiers, to make the move to the rest stop near the airport. "With the nostalgia that went with the Des Plaines oasis, we also have a new beginning here," tollway board Chair Paula Wolff said.

  • Truck overturns at I-90 entrance ramp Jul 29, 2014 11:21 AM
    A truck overturned on the entrance ramp to eastbound I-90 from Route 53 Tuesday morning. The accident briefly closed the left side of the ramp.

  • Why this is the worst summer construction season ever Jul 28, 2014 5:15 AM
    Late for day care. Late for work. Late for meetings. Crawling along I-355. At a standstill on I-90. Sweating on Route 31. Weeping on the Elgin O'Hare (not) Expressway. Is this the worst summer for traffic ever? “It is one of the worst and it is only going to get worse,” University of Illinois at Chicago expert Steve Schlickman predicted.

  • Learning curve at all-electronic interchange with Tri-State and I-57 Jul 21, 2014 5:40 PM
    The Illinois tollway will open its new interchange between I-57 and the Tri-State this fall. For Illini parents and football fans that means a direct link between the two interstates instead of the current circuitous route. It's an all-electronic connection, however, so bring your I-Pass.

  • Police: Speeding truck plowed into cars on I-55 Jul 22, 2014 9:19 AM
    Five people have been confirmed dead in two separate crashes Monday afternoon on Interstate 55 near Channahon, authorities said. The first crash on northbound I-55 south of Arsenal Road resulted in four fatalities. The second crash on southbound I-55 at Route 6, involving two semitrailer trucks, resulted in the death of a truck driver.

  • Test could pave way to paying tolls with smartphone Jul 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    This is only a test. That's what the Illinois tollway wants drivers to understand when new overhead gantries go up this year near the Touhy Toll Plaza. The test site will let the agency try out cameras and technology such as talking transponders.

  • Pace, Tollway deal would ramp up service along I-90 Jul 16, 2014 5:53 PM
    The Illinois tollway and Pace are partnering to build three parking lots along the I-90 corridor that will feed into an expanded express bus service.

  • Des Plaines oasis demolition underway Jul 15, 2014 10:53 AM
    No, it's not a mirage. The Des Plaines Oasis is coming apart slowly. De-construction of the glass pavilion over the Jane Addams Tollway started recently and will continue into the fall. On I-90, temporary overnight lane closures will be needed for the removal of the pavilion windows, tollway spokesman Dan Rozek said

  • Two injured in separate I-88 crashes near Lisle, Lombard Jul 14, 2014 1:57 PM
    Two crashes injured two people and shut down multiple lanes on eastbound I-88 Monday afternoon near Lisle and Lombard, authorities said.

  • Early morning crash closes I-90 in Schaumburg Jul 13, 2014 10:29 AM
    The eastbound lanes of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway were blocked for approximately an hour early Sunday morning, following a crash involving a semitrailer and a passenger vehicle. The car's driver was hospitalized with nonlife threatening injuries, authorities said.

  • Tollway warns of email scam targeting I-PASS users Jul 10, 2014 7:30 PM
    Hey, I-PASS customers, watch out for phony emails. The Illinois tollway is warning customers to disregard messages from the "E-ZPass Collection Agency" that allege people have missed tolls; it is a scam. “The tollway is monitoring the situation closely," officials said.

  • Southbound I-355 expected to reopen after truck fire near Roosevelt Road Jul 10, 2014 12:05 AM
    A semitrailer truck fire caused officials to close all southbound lanes of I-355 Wednesday afternoon near Roosevelt Road in DuPage County. State police said the truck was loaded with paper products when it caught fire about 1:10 p.m. as it traveled south on I-355.

  • Tri-State Tollway overpass in Gurnee named for Medal of Honor recipient Jul 2, 2014 7:13 PM
    The north and southbound Tri-State Tollway lanes at Grand Avenue in Gurnee now feature signs for the newly named Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Overpass. Lynch, who was honored in 1967 for acts of valor during the Vietnam War, said he hopes the signs will help "keep vets and service before the public eye.”

  • Gurnee bridge to be named after Medal of Honor recipient Jul 1, 2014 7:59 PM
    The Grand Avenue bridge over the Tri-State Tollway will be named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Allen J. Lynch of Gurnee. A ceremony is planned for Wednesday.

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