Illinois Tollway Goes To Court To Collect Unpaid Tolls
The Illinois Tollway Authority is not playing around anymore.
If drivers using the tollway don’t pay unpaid tolls and fines, they could end up in court soon.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Tollway Authority filed lawsuits in DuPage and Cook County in an attempt to collect on very large, unpaid tolls totally $1.8 million.
This includes, according to the report, a trucking company which owes more than $150,000, a day care center with a $19,000 bill and a plumbing company which owes around $60,000.
And while most of the larger outstanding debts are owed by businesses with fleets of vehicles, the Tribune reports at least one individual living in the suburbs owes the tollway a jaw dropping $100,000.
But the $1.8 million from the 43 initial lawsuits is just a drop in the bucket. The Tollway Authority says it’s owed $300 million in unpaid tolls and fines going back to 2001.
Here’s the Tribune’s full story, “Tollway takes top toll violators to court.”