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I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

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I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

We Cheeseheads and our Illinois brethren don't always agree on, well MANY things. So in the past we'd grumble and complain about having to pay to use their roads. The last thing we thought we'd ever do was buy an I-Pass to guarantee they'd have more of my hard earned money. But we figured it was worth a try.

Today we started our trip and wow, that felt good whizzing through the tolls and seeing the lower rate. We usually only take toll roads on a yearly trip to FL so it didn't seem like a good idea. Boy, were we wrong. Both time and money saved.Fellow Wisconsinites, seriously consider getting one.

Darn, typing this at a lousy desk in the hotel, didn't see the typos in my title and I can't edit that part. "Never thought we'd "enjoy" an IL toll.

Edited: 11:53 pm, April 21, 2014
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1. Re: I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

Pretty obvious if you ask me. Pay half the price and don't wait..............

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2. Re: I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

Yep, definitely worth it. Have had one for years.

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3. Re: I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

Got mine two years ago and yes well worth it. However don't try to use it in Florida, you need a Sun Pass down there, also well worth it.

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Anyone who drives through even once or twice a year should get one. You are giving Illinois more of your hard earned money if you drive the tollway without one because it cuts the tolls in half.

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5. Re: I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

Surprised the Sun Pass doesn't work with the I-Pass transponder. The I-Pass works fine on the Chicago Skyway, Indiana Toll Road, Ohio Turnpike, Pennsylvania Turnpike and West Virginia Turnpike.

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6. Re: I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

That's because ipass has a partnership with EZpass, which is the system used on most of the east coast toll roads including all the ones you just mentioned. Florida, in its infinite wisdom, uses its own system rather than be compatible with the rest of the country.

Edited: 10:44 pm, April 22, 2014
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7. Re: I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

We bought a Sun Pass for Florida as we'll have both a toll road and toll bridge in Destin. Hi Rono and Traveling, fancy meeting you here. BooyaKasha congrats on 2800. We never realized before what a huge difference there was in the two rates.

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8. Re: I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

FIB's=Friendly Illinois Brothers

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9. Re: I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

ST, I always preferred "brethren"; it sounds so much more welcoming!

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10. Re: I-Pass worth it! Never thought we'd "enjoy and IL toll

ya, hey dare!