Minnesota Bitch Slaps Illinois Tollway
Despite the fact we really don’t cover tollbooth violations here, this story was too good to I-Pass up.
It seems that the Illinois Tollway system is sending out a lot of unwarranted fines for blowing through a tollbooth without paying, to drivers in Minnesota, who weren’t even in the state of Illinois when the violation allegedly occurred.
In fact, the volume of improper violation notices from Illinois has increased so much, the harassment from debt collection companies on behalf of the Illinois Tollway has been so profound, and the complaints have been so plentiful in Minnesota, their State’s Attorney, Lori Swanson has told Illinois to back off.
In addition, Swanson held a press conference to ask other Minnesotans if they’ve been illegitimately harassed by the Illinois Tollway system.
Here’s Swanson’s press release from Friday. And boy, she seems pretty pissed.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a very comprehensive article about this.