How much is the new Illinois gas tax? Hike bigger in DuPage, Lake counties
The increase is especially noticeable in DuPage and Lake counties.
The state’s gas tax is going up by a half-cent per gallon to $0.39 a gallon.
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Gas Buddy reports prices around Illinois are the highest since 2014, and will likely stay high through the summer.
Right now, the average price around Chicago is $3.45 per gallon.
DuPage County is doubling its gas tax, from $0.04 per gallon to $0.08 per gallon.
And a $0.04 per gallon tax hike takes effect Thursday in Lake County, Illinois.
All this comes as people hit the road for the holiday weekend.
AAA estimates 2.5 million Illinois residents will be traveling by car, between Thursday and Monday.
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