(CHICAGO) -- A remedy to high gas prices could be found by looking to Illinois' own natural resources, according to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.
The Republican proposed ideas for easing the pain at the pump, including research on harnessing natural gas from shale in the Illinois basin, making tax credits for renewable energy permanent, speeding up the drilling permit process in the Gulf of Mexico and eliminating so-called small gasoline monopolies.
Gas prices in Chicago increased by four cents in one day and 10 cents in a week. Some in Illinois are even traveling across the state line to Indiana where gas is cheaper.
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