You could wind up paying more for a gallon of gas in Illinois as a result of the budget that was recently approved by state lawmakers.
While not a gas tax, the budget deal eliminated the final year of a sales tax reduction retailers were receiving from the state on ethanol blend fuel. And that, according to State Senator Dave Syverson of Rockford means the retailers will likely pass the cost along to consumers.
The increase could be between 2 1/2 - 3 cents per gallon, according to Syverson.
As to when the increase could be expected, he says that is still being negotiated.
Another consideration is that another gas tax isn't out of the question, as roads are crumbling around the state.