Monday, November 12, 2012
Agency’s new online service helps customers contest violations for which they are not responsible, usually when a vehicle is stolen or sold, officials said.
Editor's note: This article was written by Amanda Luevano Vehicle owners who seek to contest tollway violations and fines for which they believe they are not responsible will no longer have to call customer service or travel to the Illinois Tollway headquarters in Downers Grove, officials announced. The Illinois Tollway launched Monday a new online service for contesting violations for which drivers are not responsible, usually in situations where vehicles have been sold or stolen prior to the violation date. Now, customers can contest toll violations at illinoistollway.com, where they will download a form, attach the required documentation and return it to the Tollway for review. Prior to this new process, customers would need to call the…
Sunday, September 4, 2011
It's a little-known fact the Starship Enterprise's engineer demanded 75 cents before beaming anybody up.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Driver of the Porsche that caused the crash still has been identified as William Anthony Howe, of Naperville.
UPDATE: Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. ABC 7 Chicago has identified the driver of the Porsche that caused a fatal accident on I-88 as dentist William Anthony Howe. Howe had an upcoming court date for a February drug charge, and had been issued an $11,000 tax lien by the IRS this May, according to the report. - - - - - - - Original post: The 43-year-old driver of the Porsche that struck and killed two Elmhurst residents last weekend on Interstate 88 was reportedly throwing wads of cash out of the window of his car and swerving all over the road immediately prior to the crash. TribLocal is reporting that an Aurora woman who was traveling eastbound on I-88 Saturday evening saw "money flying all over the road." She said drivers were pulling over onto …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Police said a Naperville driver went the wrong way on I-88, colliding with another car head-on. Two passengers are dead, and the drivers remain in serious condition at area hospitals.
A Naperville man is in serious condition at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove after reportedly driving his car the wrong way on I-88 near Lisle Saturday night and colliding with another car, killing two and seriously injuring a third, Illinois State Police said. According to State Police Master Sgt. Carlita Joe, the 43-year-old man was driving a red 2006 Porsche convertible eastbound in the westbound lanes near mile marker 130 around 6:28 p.m. when the crash occurred. He reportedly used an emergency turnaround lane to cross the median, according to police. Two minutes earlier, police had received a call about a reckless driver on the Tollway, reportedly throwing money out of the car, Joe said. The red Porsche collided with …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Illinois Tollway announced the new speed limit, which goes into effect Thursday, will provide safer, faster travel for drivers.
The speed limit for cars increased to 65 mph Thursday on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between I-55 and I-80, the Illinois Tollway announced. Installation of the new signage is expected to be complete by midday, the tollway said. The existing 55 mph speeed limit will still apply to trucks, as well as other Illinois interstates in the metropolitan area, including Cook, Kane, Will, Lake and McHenry counties. “We are pleased that this new section of roadway built as part of our Congestion-Relief Program will be used at its full capacity,” Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur said in a news release. “This speed limit increase will help our customers reach their destinations faster, ultimately saving them time spent on the…