Crash sets off fireworks, quick response douses danger and reopens roads

Illinois Tollway emergency responders used to handling roadway crashes, fires and medical crises know that fireworks can erupt at any time—literally.Last month, a commercial truck slammed into a barrier wall on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), igniting its cargo of fireworks and triggering a fire...

Traffic rebounds but travel patterns changing as drivers continue returning this summer to Illinois Tollway

The extended July 4th weekend is always busy on the Illinois Tollway as drivers travel to holiday barbecues and Independence Day celebrations, but this year—despite the pandemic—the Tollway system was even busier than expected.During the lengthy holiday weekend, nearly 9.4...

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Illinois Tollway Wins FHWA Better Mousetrap Competition

The Federal Highway Administration selected the Illinois Tollway’s Roadway Electric Training System as one of the winners of its 2021 Build a Better Mousetrap Competition. It is the first time an Illinois project has been selected as a winner of this national award since the...

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Hundreds Turn Out to Support Fallen State Troopers and Their Families

Hundreds of motorcycle riders and custom car enthusiasts met up on Saturday, July 17, at Illinois Tollway headquarters in Downers Grove for the Lieutenant Rich Kozik Memorial Park Motorcycle and Fun Car Run.The annual fundraiser supports the Illinois State Police Heritage...

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Tollway Supports Measure to Notify Customers of Subpoenaed I-PASS Information, Hopes to Prevent Release in Future

As part of its ongoing effort to protect customers’ privacy, the Illinois Tollway supported legislation aimed at preventing the release of customer information, as well as the requirement to notify customers when their information is subpoenaed in a non-emergency or civil...

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