Tollway Scofflaws List Shows Top Violators in Illinois

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 29, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The tollway scofflaw list shows the top “super scofflaws” in Illinois, or people who owe the most money to the Illinois Tollway.

The list, published online a day after Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation allowing the practice, has angered some.

The number one company on the list, Landa Transport Inc., owes $214,859.10 in unpaid tolls and fines.

But operations manager Eddie Garza told the Chicago Tribune that can’t be right.

“I could pretty much guarantee that we do not owe that much because we don’t have that kind of equipment to generate that kind of money,” he said. “We don’t even spend that (amount) in fuel, let alone tolls.”

Kristi Lafleur, Tollway executive director, said the list is “a list of shame.”

“This is an effort to use every enforcement tool that is available to us to pursue these businesses and to do the right thing for the 98 percent of the people who pay their tolls,” she said.

See the full list here.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.