Illinois Tollway eliminating coin buckets

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. –Those large plastic buckets you toss change into at Illinois tollway booths will be gone soon.

State tollway officials have approved a deal to replace the buckets with new touch screen machines that can accept credit cards, bills and coins.

The new machines will cost about $76,000.

They will be phased in over a year, starting this spring.

As for the buckets, they’ve became outdated with the use of I-Pass lanes.

A tollway spokesman says the buckets are at least 20 years old and are hard to fix because parts are scarce.