I'm officially on the lamb in Illinois.
If you drive through greater Chicago from one side to the other, like I do at least once a year - you know that you have to pay several dollars worth of tolls to get through their expressway system. That's fine - a lot of states have tollways, and I'm sure they're a good source of funds for keeping their highways in good repair (although based on the condition of the roads in Chicago, I'm not entirely sure what I'm paying for there).
To make it more efficient for the frequent commuter, Illinois has implemented an Open Road Tolling system which allows you to pay automatically as you drive under the scanner. This is a great idea - if you have an I-Pass account. If you don't, like me, you need to make your way over to the manual lane and pay the old fashioned way - with cash.
However, the last two times we've driven through this year, I've accidentally missed the "cash only" lanes when I couldn't get over to the far right in time (I'm more moderate than that), and was forced through the automated I-Pass lane instead. Now if this happens one more time, I become a fugitive to the Illinois highway department. Even worse, they have a name for creeps like me. Here is a quote from their web site:
We want to reduce the amount of uncollected tolls and think this will happen once scofflaws realize that there are penalties for not paying their fair share.
I'll understand if you feel you need to distance yourselves from me. I would hate for you to have to be associated with the likes of a scofflaw.