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Bucky's Express gas station in Hoffman Estates is selling premium gasoline for $4.71 a gallon. (Mary Rakoczy/TribLocal)

Gas prices: Can you top that?

Shelling out wads of cash to fill up the car can make any jaw-dropped driver gulp. Next time you top off at the pump, see … Read more ›

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Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune / August 19, 2010)

Tollway to begin 2 major construction projects

Two major Illinois Tollway reconstruction projects, including a $112.6 million resurfacing of the central Tri-State Tollway, get underway this week. On Sunday, a $60 million … Read more ›

Tollway plugs in electric car charging stations

Gov. Pat Quinn today joined officials with the Illinois Tollway to highlight a network of electric car charging stations that are being installed across the … Read more ›

A Tribune analysis of Illinois Tollway pay data for the past two years shows that dozens of employees increased their annual wages 21 to 51 percent with overtime pay. Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur defended the agency’s record on overtime pay. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / January 1, 2012)

Overtime a windfall for many at Illinois Tollway

From custodians to money truck drivers, scores of Illinois Tollway employees boosted their salaries with tens of thousands of dollars in overtime pay last year, … Read more ›

(Tribune illustration / March 13, 2012)

Metra reports improved on-time performance

Metra said today that trains on its 11 lines were on-time 97.4 percent of the time last month. That overall on-time percentage would rank February … Read more ›

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The Chamber’s Going to China and You Should Too!

Dear Members: Exciting news, later this year the Chamber is headed to China for nine days and you’re invited to join us on our journey. … Read more ›

The Illinois Tollway's new online toll calculator improves on the previous version. (HANDOUT / March 2, 2012)

Tollway tries to win back some good will

In a calculated move, the Illinois Tollway is attempting to win back fans among drivers who are still angry and confused about higher tolls that … Read more ›

Illinois Tollway seeks independent engineer to review construction practices, old work

As it launches a $12.1 billion rebuilding and widening program, the Illinois Tollway plans to hire an independent engineering firm to review its construction practices … Read more ›

Chicago-area gas tax hike proposed to fund mass transit investment

Mass transit supporters proposed state legislation Wednesday that would increase the gas tax in the Chicago area to raise a projected $168 million over five … Read more ›