Complaining about high gas prices is a common pastime, especially in the Chicagoland area where gas prices are always among the highest in the nation. But does that translate into gas prices across Illinois being among the nation's highest when it is broken down by states?
Yes, yes it does.
In a report from USA Today, the 10 states with the highest average price per gallon are listed. We break them down for you below with the average price per gallon, the tax per gallon and a brief blurb from USA Today's write-up on each state.
Ever wondered how much of what you pay at the pump goes toward taxes? Illinois is one of the 10 states with the highest gas tax. Where do we rank on the list though?