Will Higher Toll Taxes to Increase Traffic on Algonquin Road through Barrington Hills?

The preferred routes to southeastern McHenry County may change for cheapskates like me when they drive to and from Chicago. That’s because the Pat Quinn Administration’s tolls at the Route 31 Exit will almost double from 40 cents to 75 … Continue reading

Tobin Reacts to Cook County Judges Approval of Toll Tax Hike

A press release from Jim Tobin, President of United Taxpayers of America: SPIT ON THE LAW CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America (TUA) President Jim Tobin called Tuesday’s hearing of his lawsuit against the Illinois Tollway Authority a “spectacle,” and labeled Judge … Continue reading

Tobin Excoriates Lisa Madigan’s Defense of 88% Toll Tax Hike

A press release from Jim Tobin’s Taxpayers United of America: No thanks, Lisa! A Madigan Christmas gift: 90% Toll-Tax Increase on January 1st!!! December 20, 2011: Judge Rita Novak, of the Cook County Circuit Court, granted Lisa Madigan’s motion to … Continue reading

Tobin’s Group Tries to Stop Toll Tax Hike

A press release from Taxpayers United of America: TAXPAYERS UNITED OF AMERICA TO REQUEST RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST ILLINOIS TOLLWAY AUTHORITY CHICAGO–Attorneys for Taxpayers United of America (TUA) will ask Circuit Court Judge Rita M. Novak for a restraining order against … Continue reading

Pat Quinn vs. Ordinary Mike on Popularity of 88% Toll Tax Hike

I guess no one should be surprised that no local media took a poll on whether people wanted tolls hiked. Chicago’s Mike Engle took on Governor Pat Quinn’s assertion that 85% of Illinois motorists understood and approved of the need … Continue reading

A Clue as to Why Local Republicans Were Mute on 88% Toll Tax Hike

I have been astonished at the silence from local Republican leaders about Pat Quinn’s 88% Toll Tax Hike. Yesterday I got an email from the McHenry County Board. Right at the top is a letter from McHenry County Board Chairman … Continue reading

Tribune Does What Suburban Republicans Wouldn’t Do – Pins the Toll Tax Hike on Quinn

What is it with suburban Republican legislators? Why didn’t they figure out that Governor Pat Quinn’s 88% Toll Tax Hike on top of his 67% Income Tax Hike was a political issue that could be exploited? Don’t they talk to … Continue reading

You Can Comment on Toll Tax Hike on Tollway Web Site

All the media coverage has been on those whose livelihoods will be benefited from Pat Quinn’s 88% Toll Tax Hike. These construction workers, consultants and road builders have packed every hearing. They know the game and know their checking accounts … Continue reading