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"Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday called for a 20 to 30 cent per gallon increase in the state's gas tax to pay for a statewide transportation bill. The increase would fund major road improvements and mass transit in the state.

At a news conference in City Hall, Emanuel said that two dozen states have raised their gas tax since 2012, and Illinois' gas tax has remained frozen at 34 cents a gallon since 1990. He said Illinois "can't wait any longer."

The real reason is they need the money for pensions.....none of the gas tax money, well, maybe 10% will go to infrastructure.

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