Illinois Tollway Sues Major Scofflaws - NBC Chicago

Illinois Tollway Sues Major Scofflaws

Dozens of major scofflaws owed $1.8 million at last count



    Illinois Tollway Sues Major Scofflaws

    The Illinois Tollway is going to court to try to recoup thousands of dollars in unpaid tolls from its biggest offenders.

    Lawsuits target a Sandwich plumbing company with more than $60,000 in unpaid tolls and fines, a Maywood day care center that owes more than $19,000 and a Streamwood trucking company that hasn't paid $152,000, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    The tollway is taking those companies and dozens of other scofflaws to court to force them to pay the $1.8 million they owed at last count.

    Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur says her agency has no choice other than taking chronic violators to court. She says that sends them a "clear and strong message" that the tollway bills aren't going to go away.