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Gas pains for area towns


A tax that’s long been a key source of funds to fix local streets — unchanged for almost a quarter century — is once again getting a fresh look as the price of gas has fallen dramatically over the last few months.

Illinois’ motor fuel tax, which is separate from the state sales tax on fuel, hasn’t been keeping up with the cost of paving and repairing roads, prompting area suburbs to turn to other revenue sources to foot the bill…Please click here to download and read Mike Nolan and Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story from the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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