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Old 04-04-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Where to get an Ipass in Person?

Traveling to Illinois next week, and must hit the toll roads. Didn't know they were toll roads until today WHOOPS.

Don't have 14 days for them to mail me one.. so where can i pick one up in person. Entering the state from the southern tip.
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As far as I know, only at the service plazas inside the toll section:

Customer Service - www.illinoistollway.com
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Some Jewel-Osco grocery stores sell them also. I just bought one for my Motorhome a month ago at Jewel. I think there was an additional fee though, just can't remember how much.
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I got mine at Jewel. I don't remember a fee paid.
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Get I-PASS and Get Going! - www.illinoistollway.com
The Fee is a $10 deposit, Don't get the Indiana one, there's a monthly fee.
Bring a extra spare, the roads are crap up here!
Good luck and have a fun, safe trip
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Traveling to Illinois next week, and must hit the toll roads. Didn't know they were toll roads until today WHOOPS.

Don't have 14 days for them to mail me one.. so where can i pick one up in person. Entering the state from the southern tip.
Since you're coming from the south, you don't have to worry until you get in Chicago area ( I80, I294, I355, I90). You can buy them at 200 Jewel Osco food stores:
Get I-PASS and Get Going! - www.illinoistollway.com

Jewel charges a $2.90 service fee
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makes me wonder if we should swing further west and come in from the side west to east. We have time, but basically we are going to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel 1551 Thoreau Dr N
Schaumburg, IL 60173 That's the final destination from Houston.
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makes me wonder if we should swing further west and come in from the side west to east. We have time, but basically we are going to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel 1551 Thoreau Dr N
Schaumburg, IL 60173 That's the final destination from Houston.
Taking I-55 all the way to I-355 in Bolingbrook, you would pay 2 tolls on I-355 before reaching the hotel. They would be the only tolls. Assuming you go thru between 6 AM & 10 PM you would pay a max of $8.00 total each way.

This is assuming you want interstate as much as possible.
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Taking I-55 all the way to I-355 in Bolingbrook, you would pay 2 tolls on I-355 before reaching the hotel. They would be the only tolls. Assuming you go thru between 6 AM & 10 PM you would pay a max of $8.00 total each way.

This is assuming you want interstate as much as possible.
i wonder if interstate plus toll boothstrumps no interstate. im in no hurry, but which is less hassle?
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I'm not sure of your route but here is one up I-55

https://goo.gl/maps/dHS9l

and I-57

https://goo.gl/maps/8QnyT

No tolls. Maybe I am missing something?
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You could take 55 to 39 north into rockford and then head east on 90. You will only pay two tolls that way. 90 is under construction but the east bound lanes are new, smooth and plenty wide. Speed limit is 45 but you can do 55 without getting stopped. No traffic to deal with either.
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You are headed into a very heavy, dense population, 10 million people within a 50 mile radius of Downtown Chicago, and traffic is horrible on any road. Interstates would allow for faster speeds. If you come up I-55, route I-355 is a toll rd. If you come up I-57, you will have I-90, or I-94, or I-294 , all are tolls. But it may be less "exhausting" to pay the tolls, then the "stop & go traffic" on other roads. If you elect to get an I Pass stop around Joliet area, and find a Jewel/Osco and get one. You will pay $10.00 deposit [refundable when you return it.], and you will have to "preload" it with $40.00. Then just drive thru the I pass sections without stopping.
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I'm not sure of your route but here is one up I-55

https://goo.gl/maps/dHS9l

and I-57

https://goo.gl/maps/8QnyT

No tolls. Maybe I am missing something?

Yep, 1st map bypasses 355 but adds about 30 traffic lights and about 30-40 minutes to cover maybe 15 miles. 2nd map adds a good 35 miles and takes him thru downtown Chicago.

We suffer with no good North-South roads.

From my house (near intersection of 55&355 it takes my on a good day about 40 minutes to reach his destination using 355 .
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Thank you all very much for this. Took a peek at the maps, and it's interesting that my initial good sams map took me a slightly different route through the country on 57 - wonder which is better?

Also, the Ipass seems like a tad of a waste as I won't spend all 40 dollars, but 40 dollars is worth the ease of hassle to me! our toll booths in houston are TINY and i wold be trapped if I tried to drive through one, unsure what yours are like there.

Here's the good sams route.
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