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    My Town Chicago is First in........

    My town Chicago is first in Gas Prices. Now that is a pretty sad thing. Chicago is known as the Second City, usually behind New York. When we finally surpass them, it is a bad thing.

    There's a picture in the paper of a Gas Station sign, on the North Side of Chicago, where the price went to $4.15. Now according to the article in the paper, we can't blame this on the oil companies. Chicago has a 5% sales tax on gasoline. The City and the RTA also get an additional 4%.

    WGN's Spike O'Dell is talking about this at this exact moment. He is interviewing Dave Sykuta, of the Illinois Petroleum Council. According to Mr. Sykuta, each gallon of gas sold in Chicago is taxed 80 cents. Some of these taxes also going to the Federal and the State Motor Fuel Taxes, and some are earmarked to fund roads.

    Regardless of all of this, Chicago has millions of automobiles on the road.

    I am about to take a short road trip to Wisconsin Dells. It is only a 3 hour drive, door to door for us. My husband thinks that Wisconsin will be less crowded, because of the gas prices. I guess time will tell.

    We have a new car, and it's not necessarily a gas gussler, but it is definitely taking a bigger bite out of our travel budget.

    We're #1. and I'm not excited about it.
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    Re: My Town Chicago is First in........

    Over $4

    I was so excited last night to get Plus at a gas station for $2.93 a gallon~ Living so close to NY we get a LOT of New Yorkers crossing over the river to get their gas here but then they have to pay a $6 toll to get back
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    Re: My Town Chicago is First in........

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaraann
    I am about to take a short road trip to Wisconsin Dells. It is only a 3 hour drive, door to door for us. My husband thinks that Wisconsin will be less crowded, because of the gas prices. I guess time will tell.
    Don't forget to ride the ducks!

    Gas prices fell a little here... currently at $2.69 some places.
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    Re: My Town Chicago is First in........

    It cost a fortune to ride the Ducks too. We usually do bite the bullet and take the plunge into the Wisconsin River, because it helps the College Students in from Madison. My price list shows an adult ticket for the Original Wisconsin Ducks is $18.63.
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    Re: My Town Chicago is First in........

    That's not a bad price, really... ok, could be cheaper, but it's worth the price for the ride. I had a good time when I went.

    Of course, I'm sure gas prices have a lot to do with that cost.
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    Re: My Town Chicago is First in........

    I actually found a coupon in my fanny pack left over from our last trip that gives us $3.75 off each adult ticket up to 4 adults. So that won't be too bad.

    Gas prices are actually not as bad as that over $4 price. They are about $3.50, which is bad enough.
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