‘Illinois is not the place to fill up if you’re hitting the road this summer’

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Taxes for drivers filling up at the pump in Illinois are going up again July 1, an annual increase one analyst says politicians made to take them off the hook from having to vote for tax increases in the future.

Gas prices are more than a dollar higher from the previous year, driven partly by demand as government COVID-19 restrictions lift.

Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis with GasBuddy, says Illinois is 6th highest in the nation and the highest in the midwest by far.

“Illinois is not the place to fill up if you’re hitting the road this summer. You’ll want to get outside the state before filling your tank,” De Haan said.

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