Posts tagged "Elgin-O'Hare Expressway"

The predicted unraveling of the expansion of O'Hare International Airport

The northwest suburbs that sold out to Chicago in exchange for the support of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s ill-conceived expansion of O’Hare International Airport are now paying the price on two fronts: A $3.4 billion new tollway (Elgin-O’Hare expressway) that was supposed to lead a new O’Hare western terminal and spur massive economic development in... Read more »

Some great questions about that 90% hike of Illinois tolls

The Illinois Tollway Highway Authority is likely this week to approve a 90 percent increase in tolls for its Northeastern Illinois network of highways. This, of course, is nonsense because the reason for the increase is political payoff for suburban legislators that caved in to O’Hare Airport Expansion. They now can crow that got the... Read more »

Illinois tollway drivers chumped by O'Hare Airport expansion.

Back when former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley promised to wave his magic wand and turn the 1950s-style O’Hare Airport into a 21st Century jewel,  Tri-State and other Illinois tollway drivers had no reason to pay much attention. Daley and his corporate, political, organized labor and do-gooder minions had assured everyone that expanding O’Hare wouldn’t... Read more »
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Elgin-O'Hare Expressway ain't goin' nowhere

The expressway to Nowhere. State Transportation and Toll Road officials are discussing how to finish building the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway to Nowhere so that it connects with the airport and nearby toll roads, according to the Daily Herald. This I gotta see. Where to put the confounded highway and how to pay for it have held... Read more »
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