On July 1, 2019 the Illinois State gas tax will double to 38 cents a gallon. Illinois has lots and lots of new taxes and fees. The citizens (term used loosely) of Illinois can thank Governor Pritzker for his leadership when it comes to more taxes and spending. We know that the gas tax is not the issue, but it is just another example of spending out of control. My advice to Governor Pritzker would be to smile, and then announce his new taxes in Spanish like some presidential candidates. It would be less painful since most Illinois citizens do not speak Spanish!