In 2019 Gov. Pritzker and General Assembly members from both parties signed into law a bill doubling the gasoline tax and implementing automatic annual increases tied to inflation.
As a result, Illinoisans have the 2nd highest average gasoline taxes in the nation at 59.56 cents per gallon. Because of automatic annual increases our gas taxes are set to increase another 6 cents per gallon by July 2023, even with the 6 month delay touted by Gov. Pritzker. (Source)
Illinois residents already pay the highest state and local taxes in the nation. According to WalletHub.com, Illinois had the highest total state and local tax rates on a median U.S. household, at 15.1%, a rate that’s nearly 40% higher than the national average.
In 2022, the General Assembly & Governor Pritzker signed a law which delayed further gas tax hikes by 6 months, and forced gas station owners to post sticker on pumps about the tax hike delay. If gas station owners don’t comply they could face daily fines of up to $500. No such stickers have been or will be required to notify motorists of past or future gas tax hikes.