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Gas tax hike proposed

City staff tonight will propose that aldermen impose a 1 cent per gallon increase in the tax on gasoline sold in Evanston.

A staff memo suggest the increase would raise about $170,000 for the city next year.

City staff tonight will propose that aldermen impose a 1 cent per gallon increase in the tax on gasoline sold in Evanston.

A staff memo suggest the increase would raise about $170,000 for the city next year.

The locally-imposed gas tax now is 3-cents per gallon in Evanston. It stands at 5-cents in Chicago and 6-cents in Oak Park. Skokie’s tax is currently the same as Evanston’s. Wilmette charges 1-cent and several other metro-area towns don’t impose their own gas tax.

The staff memo also suggests raising various utility tax rates to bring in about $100,000 in added revenue next year.

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Potential revenue enhancements (.pdf)

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