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Gas Tax Hike And Texting Crackdown Started Today

Illinois drivers will feel the effects of the gas tax hike for the first time today. State lawmakers doubled the motor fuel tax to 38-cents to cover the cost of a six-year, 33-billion-dollar transportation program. There is also a new crackdown on distracted driving. Drivers who use hand-held phones will now get ticketed for a moving violation. Previously, violators would get off with just a warning.

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