It's a vast understatement to say that Illinois residents need some relief at the gas pumps ASAP. Obviously, extreme gas prices are a problem nationwide, heck even worldwide, but Illinois has the second-highest gas taxes in the nation, and we need help NOW.

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Since it doesn't look like stimulus checks will be hitting our bank accounts again anytime soon, how are we going to afford to pay ridiculous prices when the biggest travel season of the year is just around the corner?

Two Illinois Senators Propose Capping The State's Gas Sales Tax

It's no secret that Illinois likes its taxes, but State Senators Dave Syverson and Don DeWitte have proposed capping Illinois' gas sales tax at 18 cents a gallon.

I know what you're thinking right now because I am thinking it too, but capping Illinois' gas sales tax for a period of time really would help us save money at the gas pump.

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On average, drivers are paying nearly 70 cents a gallon in taxes.

Cook County averages closer to $1 a gallon.


Illinois State Senators Syverson and DeWitte feel this tax cap would provide not only immediate relief for drivers at the pump, but it would also prevent any future sales tax increases as well, so I say, let's go!

Fox 32 Chicago says this proposal is supported by the Illinois Fuel and Retail Association and is different from Governor Pritzker's proposal to freeze the annual gas tax which would take money from Illinois road projects.

Senators Syverson and DeWitte say if this proposal is approved, Illinois drivers could see relief at the pumps in just a few weeks.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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