Chicago Skyway tolls to soar to $5.60 next month

The toll was $2 to cross the Chicago Skyway in 2005 when then-Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley leased the bridge to the Spanish-Australian joint venture Cintra-Macquarie for 99 years for $1.8 billion in the first privatization of a public toll road in the United States.

Drivers on the 7.8-mile road that connects the Indiana Toll Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway have since paid, paid and paid some more.