Illinois drivers considering getting an I-PASS sticker have another option for doing so.
As the Illinois Tollway phases out plastic transponders in favor of stickers for vehicles, the agency is handing out stickers during the Chicago Auto Show. All interested drivers can receive free stickers by visiting the Illinois Tollway booth, located just north of the Buick and GMC exhibit.
The new tags, which use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to send signals to I-PASS sensors, can be purchased in a variety of ways. You can place an order online or Illinois Tollway Customer Service Centers in the oases of Belvedere, DeKalb, Lake Forest and Chicago Southland.
Residents can also visit Jewel-Osco locations in the Chicago area to pick up tags, or RoadRanger gas stations, according to the toll road.
Those who get the sticker labels at these locations will have to pay a retail service fee, officials said.
Once obtained, motorists can activate their stickers for each vehicle on their account. This process should be completed within 15 days of receiving the new labels, according to Tollway officials.
Each vehicle will need its own sticker, unlike transponders which could be moved between vehicles. The stickers will be available at the Chicago Auto Show until its last day, February 19.
For more information on sticker labels, how to get a return for your transponder, and disposing of your transponder, go to here.