To mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in the region, the Illinois Tollway’s Customer Service Centers located at Oases and Tollway Headquarters are closed to the public.

Everything you need to know about TOLLING 2020

The Illinois Tollway is launching a series of tolling reforms that will make the Illinois Tollway system more equitable for everyone.  These changes include a reduction to initial costs associated with unpaid toll notices, a significant reduction to existing violations, and COVID-19 violation relief. 

Together, these measures take a holistic approach to realigning the way customers interact with the Illinois Tollway and lay the foundation for future changes to ensure the Illinois Tollway system works for everyone. To read more about the launch of TOLLING 2020 visit the Media Center to see the announcement.

Violation Relief – Unpaid Tolls and Violations Prior to March 9, 2020

Beginning in July, toll violation fines in existing notices prior to March 9, 2020 will be reduced to $3 through the end of the year to provide customers an opportunity to pay off fines at a significantly reduced rate. This includes anyone previously sent to collections for outstanding toll violations. Below is an example of the reduction customers can expect.

 

 

These reductions go far beyond any previous Illinois Tollway violation relief efforts and give customers a chance to finally settle their past unpaid toll violations.

There’s no need to contact the Tollway to qualify for relief. To view your reduced balance, click the link below and enter the number on your previous violation notices. The reduction will be reflected in the system. Note: Notice numbers begin with “VN” followed by a series of numbers.

Payments can be made all at once or at any time during through December 31, 2020 and all payments can all be made online.

Pay Reduced Violation

Invoicing Begins - Unpaid Tolls After June 25, 2020

Beginning June 25, a new process for unpaid tolls will defer the issuance of violation notices by several months. Unpaid tolls will no longer be met out of the gate with a “one size fits all” $20 violation if left unpaid.

Customers still have at least 14 days to pay unpaid tolls online with no additional fines or fees. If left unpaid, owners across all vehicle classes will now receive an invoice for unpaid tolls with an initial fee that better aligns with the underlying tolls associated with the class of vehicle. Passenger vehicles will see an 85 percent reduction in initial costs, with a $3 invoice fee, rather than a $20 fine for each unpaid toll.

The chart details the invoice fees customers will see. Customers across all classes will see a reduction, and violations will only occur after a notice remains unpaid after over 90 days.

Pay Invoice

 

COVID-19 Related “.01 Cent” Invoices - Unpaid Tolls March 9, 2020 – June 25, 2020

On June 25th, the Illinois Tollway formalized the grace period for unpaid tolls during the COVID-19 pandemic from March 9, 2020, through June 25, 2020. During this three-month period, vehicle owners with unpaid tolls will receive an invoice for tolls only without the added expense of a violation.

In an effort to expedite the process, the Illinois Tollway leveraged existing systems to process these invoices, which necessitated the inclusion of a .01 cent invoicing fee. The fee is only applicable to COVID-19 related unpaid tolls. Customers who receive an invoice should pay all unpaid tolls to ensure avoiding future fines and fees.

Pay COVID-19 Invoice

PAY UNPAID TOLLS

Drivers on the Illinois Tollway system are required to pay unpaid tolls online.

Customers who do not have I-PASS are required to pay their missed tolls online within 14 days. Click below to learn how to pay your unpaid tolls online.

If you have received an invoice, you may also pay the invoice directly with the link.

Inside The Tollway

Help Along Our Roadways

While Illinois Tollway customers may be familiar with the roadway assistance offered to drivers in need on the road, many don’t know that the Tollway’s Roadway Maintenance team also assists in unexpected ways. On June 16, a customer reported an injured hawk on the side...

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Pines Dunes Forest Preserve Mitigation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided final compliance sign-off on the Illinois Tollway’s wetland mitigation work at the 315-acre Pine Dunes Forest Preserve located near Wadsworth in northern Lake County. The Tollway successfully restored 80 acres of wetlands and 235 acres of adjacent...

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Illinois Prairie Path Under Reagan Memorial Tollway I-88 Reopens

Regarded as the nation’s first rails-to-trails conversion in the 1960s, the Illinois Prairie Path spans more than 60 miles through Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. It follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way, running from Maywood to Wheaton and then forking north to...

Read full articleAboutIllinois Prairie Path Under Reagan Memorial Tollway I-88 Reopens »

Help Along Our Roadways

While Illinois Tollway customers may be familiar with the roadway assistance offered to drivers in need on the road, many don’t know that the Tollway’s Roadway Maintenance team also assists in unexpected ways. On June 16, a customer reported an injured hawk on the side...

Read full articleAboutHelp Along Our Roadways »

Pines Dunes Forest Preserve Mitigation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided final compliance sign-off on the Illinois Tollway’s wetland mitigation work at the 315-acre Pine Dunes Forest Preserve located near Wadsworth in northern Lake County. The Tollway successfully restored 80 acres of wetlands and 235 acres of adjacent...

Read full articleAboutPines Dunes Forest Preserve Mitigation »

Illinois Prairie Path Under Reagan Memorial Tollway I-88 Reopens

Regarded as the nation’s first rails-to-trails conversion in the 1960s, the Illinois Prairie Path spans more than 60 miles through Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. It follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way, running from Maywood to Wheaton and then forking north to...

Read full articleAboutIllinois Prairie Path Under Reagan Memorial Tollway I-88 Reopens »

Online Truck Permits

The Illinois Tollway will be managing all requests for overweight and over-dimension truck permits online only through the Over-Dimension Vehicle Permit System. An over-weight or over-dimension permit must be obtained prior to travelling on the Tollway system.

Special Authorization: Movement of Loads in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Under the Jurisdiction of the Illinois Tollway

Get Real Time Roadway Condition and Incident Alerts

Tollway customers can "follow" each of the five tollways – the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80), Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway – to receive real-time roadway incident and pavement condition information to help plan their trips.

Tollway Trip Tweets include information about the type of incident, the location by nearest crossroad and milepost, and the subsequent impact on traffic, such as lane closures. They also inlcude information regarding pavement conditions during inclement weather.

Tollway Trip Tweets are an informational service to be used by customers only when they are not operating a vehicle. It is against the law to email, text or tweet while driving in Illinois. 

Remember: If you see ANY vehicle stopped on the side of the road with flashing lights #GiveThemDistance. Slow down. Change Lanes Safely. #Move Over. It's the law in Illinois.