Transportation funding bill could increase gas taxes after Pritzker takes over

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CHICAGO (WIFR) -- CHICAGO, Ill - Illinois gas taxes could be on the rise if a transportation funding bill moves forward under Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker, the Chicago Sun-Times reports

According to the report, Pritzker may team up with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel to advance a gas tax that would "pay for a backlog of capital projects at the CTA and Metra."

Emmanuel hopes the bill cover costs for $2.3 billion plan to extend the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line around the city.

With Emmanuel's term ending in May, he will only have four months to work with Pirtzker on a bill.