Memorial Day Weekend http://peoriapublicradio.org en Why are gas prices higher in Chicago? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/why-are-gas-prices-higher-chicago <p>It’s Memorial Day weekend, and people are hitting the road. Drivers are paying more for gas. The Lundberg Survey says the price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose sharply in the last two weeks because of outages at Midwest and West Coast refineries. Gas prices in Chicago are often higher than New York, Los Angeles -- even Hawaii. Why does this happen when we aren’t far from oil-rich Canada and we have a huge refinery right next door. Illinois Public Radio’s Michael Puente reports.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:22:43 +0000 Denise Molina & Michael Puente 6160 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Why are gas prices higher in Chicago? Details on holiday weekend policing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/details-holiday-weekend-policing <p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 02:00:31 +0000 Tanya Koonce 6062 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Details on holiday weekend policing