"Oases or service areas on the Illinois Tollway feature unique Fred Harvey 'Top of the Tollway' restaurants and gift shops built on bridges. Diners watch traffic flow beneath the building, as they enjoy Fred Harvey food and service." Says the back of the card, presuming Fred Harvey enjoyment.


Although the oases date back to the original tollway construction in 1958, they were redeveloped in 2003–05 by Wilton Partners, a private developer. The redevelopment of the oases has been the focal point of alleged political corruption. The seven oases are administered by a court-appointed manager following default of Wilton Partners.

Well, it is Illinois.