gas prices

Illinois gas prices have hit their lowest point in 12 years for the start of summer road trip season.

Older people could be spending a greater chunk of their income on healthcare next year, based on a measure of inflation that depends on gas prices. 

Thanksgiving feast could cost you a little more this year

Nov 26, 2014

Thanksgiving dinner might cost a little bit more this year.  If your feast includes traditional fixings, you’ll pay about 37 cents more than last year to serve turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie to a table of 10.

Gas prices could stay low for winter

Oct 20, 2014

Gasoline is now selling for under three-dollars for a gallon of Regular in many parts of Illinois outside of the Chicago area. And more areas could join them soon. 

Gas Prices likely to drop

Oct 3, 2014
Peoria Public Radio

A handful of gas stations in Springfield have lowered their prices to $2.99 for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline. That’s according to the price-tracking website And GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan expects more downstate Illinois gas stations to follow their lead in the coming weeks and months. 

Gas prices to be slightly lower this summer

May 26, 2014

As the summer driving season gets underway, look for gasoline prices to be slightly lower this summer, compared to last year. That’s the prediction from Patrick DeHaan of the gas price tracking website

Why are gas prices higher in Chicago?

May 24, 2013

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.