That Will Be a Half-Cent, Mr. President

Toll roads have been around as long as the nation.  Today those tolls are often paid on multi-lane turnpikes, often with just the flash of an automated reader.  Perhaps that’s what makes the toll paid in Pittsfield, Illinois so unusual.  The payment was just a half-cent, and it was to cross someone’s yard AND it was levied on a future president of the United States…..