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It is crucial that business owners, assist agencies, industry organizations and community groups participate in the study’s process and contribute to the study’s findings.

Public Information Webinar

The webinar introduced the team for both studies being conducted by the Illinois Tollway, presented the elements and methodology of the studies, described the study process and outlined how stakeholders and business owners can participate.

Please click below to watch the recorded webinar online.


Electronic Survey of Business Owners

CHA will administer a comprehensive electronic survey to collect anecdotal information. The survey will elicit firms’ experiences and insights in doing business with the Illinois Tollway, with the DBE Program and barriers to obtaining work in the greater Chicago area and Illinois construction economy.

Business Owner Interviews

CHA will conduct small group interviews for business owners and stakeholders. Participants can provide critical insights into doing business with the Illinois Tollway and its prime contractors and consultants, the effectiveness of its current contracting and equity initiatives, and make suggestions for creative approaches to level the public contracting playing field.

Written Submissions

We also welcome written comments to be submitted through the dedicated study email: