Taxes Add a Staggering Amount per Gallon to Price at the Pump

  With thoughts of travel by car to favored vacation destinations, escalating gas prices are eating up more and more of our discretionary income that otherwise might be used for eating out, recreational purposes, or purchasing items at big box stores, etc. Recently the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI), published an article by Amanda Griffin-Johnson, senior […]

Pain at the Pump: How Illinois taxes drive up the cost of gas

As families [continue to make summer] travel plans, motorists in Illinois are feeling the pinch especially hard. National surveys continually find that Chicago tops the list of highest average gas prices in the country. Latest numbers show that as of June 27, the average gasoline price in Chicago is $3.98, compared to a state average […]