NO TOLLS Petition

Your colleagues in the 1950's legislature promised that if Illinois was to have a tollway system, paid for with a toll/tax by users, the toll roads would become freeways once the financial bonds were paid off. Subsequently, the legislature amended the governing statute over the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to state that once all of the bonds for all of the toll roads were paid off, the toll roads would be converted to freeways. Since then, the original toll roads have been paid off several times over. Rather than focusing on staying true to the original promise to convert the toll roads to freeways, our state legislators have allowed the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to engage in expanding the system to perpetuate their existence, creating a haven for patronage jobs and a swamp that breeds corruption. We, the undersigned respectfully urge you to introduce and/or support legislation that would honor the promise made by your earlier colleagues by putting an end to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, making our highways toll/tax free.

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NO TOLLS Inc. We are building an organization that will stand up to Illinois state legislators telling them that we want legislation that will get rid of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority along with the unfair toll/tax we must pay to use our highways. Over the years, our legislators have lost all control over the very agency that they put in place during the 1950’s. It was over 50 years ago that they, our legislators, promised that these roads would be freeways once the bonds were paid off – a promise not kept. It is now time for citizens of Illinois to tell our legislators that the toll authority must go! http://notolls-illinois.com

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    James C. Keller, United States

    5 years ago Comments: I agree completely
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    Brian Burgess, United States

    5 years ago Comments: A clear shining example of what happens when the government says that a tax will be temporary
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