I want to go to Chicago to see family 2x a year. Tolls are $15 for i80 in Ohio, $7.80 for i80 in Indiana, and $0.75 in IL. Each way. So around $50 just for tolls. I been looking at options. We added me to my brothers IL account- but not sure if I need a transponder. The cost with one is $10.25 OH, $4.18 IN, and .55 in IL. each way. So around $30 for tolls. He thinks as long as my plate is connected to his account- I should have no trouble. I was looking at each state- each has $10 deposit- and a $3 annual fee and 2 states have .75 and $1 monthly fee. Im not sure what I will do. As far as I can tell-- only IL had a disabled discount. Not quite a discount- but the recharge is a lesser amount. My license plate is connected to his transponder- and he says they take a picture and deduct that way- call to confirm. I called and was on hold for 20 minutes before I hung up. I phoned AAA- while they do not offer transponders yet locally- they plan to. I am having them do a trip ticks that would show a route with no tolls- which is US 30. I hear mixed opinions on taking US 30 to avoid tolls.