Illinois Tollway giving discounts for eligible drivers on unpaid tolls

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Friday, March 31, 2023
Time to pay your unpaid tolls: Illinois Tollway
If you have unpaid tolls, you are going to want to pay them.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- If you have unpaid tolls, you are going to want to pay them.

The Illinois Tollway is launching a new effort to collect unpaid tolls.

It is offering a one-time discount for drivers who have outstanding tolls, but starting in April, customers who ignore reminders to pay will receive a violation that could result in a $20 fine for each unpaid toll.

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Illinois Tollway Executive Director Cassaundra Rouse said in a press release that the tollway will no longer issue escalated $50 fines.

Drivers who have outstanding initial toll invoices issued between June 1, 2020 and Sept. 30, 2022 will have a six-month hold placed on violation notices. These customers will be eligible for up to a 50% discount on fees on paid notices.

According to the Illinois Tollway, violation notices will be issued to drivers who have received multiple reminders to pay the same unpaid toll.

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Drivers can dispute violations in a hearing and income-eligible customers qualifying for and holding an I-PASS account may have their fees dismissed.

Since the start of unpaid toll invoicing in 2020, the Illinois Tollway estimates that 6 million invoices have gone unpaid.