HINSDALE – The Illinois Tollway has published names of toll violators who owe more than $1,000 on the agency's website due to a bill signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.
The bill follows a crackdown by the agency last September when it filed administrative judgments against the scofflaws in court. The Tollway filed 187 administrative judgments and collected nearly $500,000, according to the agency.
The Tollway began publishing the violators names last week with an initial "Super Scofflaw" list of 157 businesses that the Tollway filed lawsuits against in circuit court, as well as an estimated dollar amount for each. In all, these scofflaws owe the Tollway nearly $3.7 million.
Three local businesses appear on the list, including Impulse Limousine Service Inc. in Hinsdale, Hopkins Distribution Inc. in Darien and Smith Boswell Corp. in Willowbrook.
A spokesperson for Impulse Limousine Service Inc. said the charges were “unfair.” The spokesperson said the Tollway told the company it could go through arbitration, but no meetings have been set.
Impulse Limousine Service Inc. owes about $5,000, according to the Tollway's website.
Alice Boswell, manager at Smith Boswell Corp., said the company is currently “working it out” with the Tollway on charges that total about $10,000, according to the website.
“I'm planning on paying it back,” Boswell said. “Most of it is just fees with guys going through the tolls.”
Hopkins Distribution Inc. could not be reached for comment.
The list published by the Illinois Tollway includes 47 businesses who owe less than $5,000, 36 who owe from $5,000 to $9,999, 34 who owe $10,000 to $24,999, 17 who owe $25,000 to $49,999, 15 who owe $50,000 to $99,999 and eight who owe $100,000 or more.
The top violator on the list is Linda Transport of Frankfort, which the Tollway claims owes a little more than $200,000.