May 3, 2011, the Chicago Tribune had a short story about metropolitan area gasoline prices being higher than ever before.
$4.35 during last week.
It was $4.30 a gallon during July 7, 2006.
As things would have it, I again drove to Belvidere on Monday.
The price at the Citgo station where the little McDonald’s is located at the northwest corner of Route 14 and Route 176 bore a price of $4.45 per gallon for regular gas.
In Belvidere, the price was 30 cents a gallon cheaper at the Road Ranger station.
As one reader noted last week, Crystal Lake’s gasoline may now be have the EPA-required summer formula to burn cleaner, while Rockford’s does not.
Also a factor is the one percent
- Crystal Lake now-1% Home Rule sales tax,
- McHenry County’s four cent a gallon Motor Fuel Tax and
- the now-0.75% RTA gas tax.
Boone County taxpayers are not stuck with paying those.