road construction Pritzker: Higher Gas Tax Is An "Investment" By Sam Dunklau • Jul 3, 2019 Michael Kappel via Flikr / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/?ref=ccsearch&atype=rich If you’re driving this holiday weekend, you’ll be paying more to fill up your tank in Illinois. A 19 cent per gallon gas tax increase went into effect this week. But Governor J.B. Pritzker claims the money is an investment. Listen Listening... / 0:52 Sam Dunklau reports. Rauner Won't Say Whether He Favors Amending Illinois' Constitution By Amanda Vinicky • Sep 27, 2016 Amanda Vinicky Illinois voters this fall will have a chance to amend the state constitution. The governor refuses to say whether he supports the change.