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.


Allen said...
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JP Paulus said...

There'sno room to build such a facility on the way in; definitely not next to Chatham!

I'd rather w efocus on extending the Red Line ASAP!

ifiworld said...

It's about time! For decades, the national and international (Canada and Mexico) trucking industry have driven past Chatham on the Dan Ryan Expressway, created road wear and tear, the same freeway residents, particularly senior citizens must also use to go to work or shop or school on a daily basis, making literally billions of dollars with 10 to 20 times the weight of freight and size of profits, and this community hasn't seen not a day of it!