Monday, August 31, 2009
Wouldn't it be Great!
We, at the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, feel it would be great if Governor Patrick Quinn would authorize the building of a weigh station on the Dan Ryan Expressway to assess tolls to trucks that use I-94 and use that excise tax to fund property tax relief for senior citizens. The national trucking industry has been getting off like bonkers with the free ride they have been getting while passing by Chatham will no toll whatsoever for decades. It is time they pay their way rightfully so that tax revenues so generated would help maintain the roadway as well as making the lives of our senior population a little easier. FYI, the seniors of Crestwood get property taxes paid by their off-track-betting operation in a similar way.