About the Tollway



The Illinois Tollway is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and efficient system of highways while ensuring the highest possible level of service to our customers.Whether it's I-PASS, the Move Illinois Program, open road tolling or keeping you safe with our H.E.L.P. trucks, we are committed to delivering great benefits and services to customers.

The Tollway is a user-fee system – no state or federal tax dollars are used to support maintenance and operations. Operations are funded by toll and concession revenues.

Under the leadership of the Board of Directors and Executive Staff, the Tollway is committed to achieving the following goals:

  • Increase collaboration with regional transportation and planning agencies
  • Promote the regional economy 
  • Maintain financial integrity
  • Foster environmental responsibility and sustainability
  • Maintain the safety and efficiency of the Tollway system
  • Further transparency and accountability
  • Enhance customer service
  • Maintain public trust


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Executive Staff

José Alvarez Executive Director
Kimberly Ross Chief Administrative Officer
Terry Miller Chief of Diversity & Strategic Development
Michael Colsch Chief Financial Officer
Dee Brookens Chief Procurement Compliance Officer
Joseph M. Kambich Chief of Information Technology
Derek Messier Chief Operating Officer
Kathleen Goeden Acting Chief of Business Systems
Richard Bossert Chief of Communications
Paul Kovacs Chief Engineering Officer
Patricia Taylor Chief of Operations
Rocco Zucchero Chief Planning Officer
Lieutenant Jason Bradley Illinois State Police District 15 Acting Commander
TJ Hengesbach Inspector General
Kathleen Pasulka-Brown General Counsel
Shaun Farmer Chief of Internal Audit


The Illinois Tollway supports the State of Illinois' efforts to share information regarding contracts and expenditures with the public. The Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal complements the existing information already provided to the public on the Illinois Tollway's website, including:

Sunshine - Illinois Accountability Project is a place where citizens can go to find information about a large number of programs across state agencies including current state employees' pay, state expenditures and state contracts.

There are currently six categories visitors can search:

  • State Government
  • Education
  • Health and Safety
  • Elections
  • Transportation
  • Consumer

While all of the information contained on this site is an open record in accordance with Illinois law, there may be additional public records available regarding this data. Additional records can be obtained on the Illinois Tollway website or by making a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Please note:

Information provided on the Sunshine Portal is based on records maintained by the State of Illinois and may differ in how information is aggregated from Illinois Tollway records. Unlike the state which operates on a July to June fiscal year, the Illinois Tollway operates on a calendar-year budget. In addition, contract information posted on the state site uses a different contract numbering system from the Illinois Tollway.

Annual Report

The Tollway's Annual Report consists of an overview of the agency's activity during a given year.

Each report features goals that were both attained and set. The Annual Report focuses on topics such as customer service, construction and communications.

View the 2018 Annual Report.


Archived Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report    
2017 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report