Newspaper Calls Illinois Tollway’s Dive into Route 53 Project “Momentous” and a “Game Changer”

Daily Herald reports, “After years of angst over whether to extend Route 53 north into Lake County, the Illinois tollway moved with dizzying speed last week approving a $25 million study of the project.” The newspaper calls the decision “momentous,” not least because the Illinois Tollway has made a commitment to finance the project without a toll increase or outside funding. “Promising to pay for the extension could be a game-changer,” says the newspaper.