WBBM NewsRadio has been all over the gas price story, even adding a brief feature that encourages motorists to call in and report which stations have the lowest prices.
So, this looks almost like a tie-in story to their promotional feature.
Will the Illinois legislature pull through with relief from high gas prices? […]
Lawmakers in the Illinois House and Senate are eyeing ways to try to give motorists relief from high gas prices.
State Sen. Steve Rauschenberger (R-Elgin) says heâ€™s eying either a gas sales tax holiday, capping the tax, or rolling the tax back, and working one of these ideas into the Fiscal Year 2006 budget.
Both Rauschenberger and State Rep. David Reis (RICE) (R-Willow Hill) say the state is making more money off the gasoline sales tax than originally budgeted because prices are higher than expected. […]
State Rep. Mike Boland (D-East Moline) says heâ€™d make a push for a gas sales tax holiday, but he doesnâ€™t think the governor would support it.
If the state eliminated the tax now it would cost $45 million a month. That reason alone is why a spokeswoman for the governorâ€™s office says it wonâ€™t happen this legislative session.