While it will only cost a penny more to mail a letter, shipping is a different story.
New cars, health insurance, electronics, college tuition—all of these things are expected to cost consumers more in 2013, according to USnews.com. We're even going to be paying up to 4 percent more for groceries. And, and you can now add the cost of mailing a letter or package to the list of increases this month. While a regular letter or post card will only cost a penny more, rates to ship some packages are going up 6 percent. According to a press release from the U.S. Postal Service, beginning on Jan. 27, it will cost 46 cents, a penny more than last year, to mail a 1 ounce, First Class letter to any location in the United States. This is the second price change for First Class stamps since 2009. Cost for letters of more than an ounce …
Illinois Tollway is proposing a $12 billion capital plan it would fund with a toll rate hike of 35 cents to 45 cents. Motorists can add their 2 cents to the plan at public hearings starting this week.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The Illinois Tollway will hold hearings starting this week to get the public's opinions on a proposed a $12 billion capital plan that motorists would pay for by paying higher tolls. Tolls would increase by 35 cents at a typical mainline toll plaza. Revenue from the increase would fund capital improvements through 2026. The plan includes: Cash-paying motorists currently pay double the tolls of I-PASS users. When rates increase, those who pay cash would continue to pay double that of I-PASS users. Some tolls will increase by 35 cents. The 35-cent hike would be applied to 40-cent tolls. Other toll plazas would increase by 45 cents. A press release from the tollway states that this is the first rate hike since 1983, but that is not taking into…