IL Toll Tax

AG Lisa Madigan Provides Strong Arm in Commuter Shakedown

View release as a PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today submitted notice to the Illinois Court of Appeals 1st District, of its intent to withdraw its complaint against the Illinois Toll Authority for the allegedly illegal continuation and increase of the Illinois toll tax. “The law that originally permitted this toll tax [...]


Atty. General Lisa Madigan Continues Fight to Protect Highway Robbery

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View release as a PDF CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America (TUA) filed an appeal to Judge Rita M. Novak’s dismissal with prejudice in its suit to repeal the 2012 toll tax increase of 87%. “Attorney General Lisa Madigan is doing her best to sustain the toll tax increase that is tantamount to highway robbery,” stated Jim [...]


Lisa Madigan Again Opposes Toll-Tax Rollback

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View release as a PDF The office of Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) again is asking Judge Rita M. Novak of the Circuit Court of Cook County to grant Madigan’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that would roll back the toll-tax increase that went in to effect on January 1st. The suit, brought by [...]


Taxpayers Try To Stop Lisa Madigan’s “Highway Robbery”

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CHICAGO–Plaintiffs against the Ill. State Toll Highway Authority filed an amended complaint today in Cook County Circuit Court. Plaintiffs consist of James L. Tobin, Christina Marie Tobin, Kenneth Malo, John Guild, Rae Ann McNeilly, Paul Cassidy, Glenn Westphal and Carol Westphal. Plaintiffs are seeking a Declaratory Judgment, injunctive relief, and redress for the violation of [...]


TUA vs. Illinois Tollway Authority & AG Madigan: The Sequel – February 7th!

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February 7, 2012: Judge Rita Novak, of the Cook County Circuit Court, will hear arguments to roll back the 90 percent January 1st toll tax increase, and end the tollway system in Illinois. In its amended complaint, Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”), claims the Tollway Authority violated several statuatory requirements.  If the court agrees, it [...]


Spit on the Law

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Click here to view as a PDF                         Click here to view $100,000-plus salaries each year from tolls CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America (TUA) President Jim Tobin called Tuesday’s hearing of his lawsuit against the Illinois Tollway Authority a “spectacle,” and labeled Judge Rita Novak’s decision yesterday rejecting an attempt to block the 90% percent tollway tax [...]


No Thanks, Lisa! A Madigan Christmas Gift: 90% Toll-Tax Increase on January 1st!

Click here to view as a PDF Judge Rita Novak, of the Cook County Circuit Court, granted Lisa Madigan’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that would have stopped the January 1st toll/tax increase. The suit, brought by Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”), also sought Court declarations that the Tollway Authority is [...]


Judge To Rule On Illegal Toll Tax Increase Defended By AG Lisa Madigan On Tuesday

Click here to view as a PDF CHICAGO–On December 20, 2011, Judge Rita Novak of the Cook County Circuit Court will hear arguments by Taxpayers United of Illinois (TUA) and other plaintiffs aimed at stopping the impending January 1, 2012 toll tax increase. TUA President Jim Tobin has filed suit to stop the increase, order [...]


Court To Rule On Giant Toll Tax Increase December 20th!

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December 20, 2011: Judge Rita Novak, of the Cook County Circuit Court, will hear arguments to stop the impending January 1st toll tax increase. Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”), has filed suit to: 1) stop the increase 2) order the Tollway Authority to comply with the law that requires it to [...]


Hearing Against Illinois Tollway Authority Postponed Until Monday October 31st

CHICAGO–Circuit Court Judge Rita M. Novak has postponed the hearing for a restraining order against the Ill. Tollway Authority and Electronic Transaction Consultants Corporation, a Texas corporation. The motion, filed by Taxpayers United of America, was originally scheduled to be heard on Oct. 26, 2011, but will now take place on Monday, October 31, 2011, [...]


Taxpayers United of America Seeking Plaintiffs in Suit Against Illinois Tollway Authority

CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America is going to court to seek a temporary restraining order against the Illinois Tollway Authority to prevent the unconscionable, 90 percent hike in tollway taxes that are due to take effect January, 2012. Our efforts will be helped greatly if you would agree to join as a plaintiff. The tollways were [...]


Taxpayers United of America To Request Restraining Order Against Illinois Tollway Authority

Click here to view a PDF of the motion filed with the court. Click here to view a PDF of the Illinois Tollway Top 100 Salaries and Pensions. CHICAGO–Attorneys for Taxpayers United of America (TUA) will ask Circuit Court Judge Rita M. Novak for a restraining order against the Ill. Tollway Authority and Electronic Transaction [...]


Complaint Filed to Kill Huge $12 Billion Illinois Tollway-Tax Increase

Click here to view this News Release as a PDF. CHICAGO—Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America, today filed a lawsuit against the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, its Chair Paula Wolff and Electronic Transaction Consultants Corporation in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The [...]