(Chicago, IL) Gas prices saw their 3rd straight week of increases on both sides of the state line, and the gap between Illinois and Wisconsin prices now sits at 60-cents. AAA says the average gallon of gas in Illinois stands at $4.79, 25-cents higher than at this point last week, and 38-cents above the national average. Lake County saw a 29-cent jump to $4.86. In Wisconsin, prices were up 14-cents but remain 22-cents below the national average at $4.19. Kenosha County saw a 20-cent hike over last week’s prices at $4.33 a gallon. Illinois’ prices are currently the 7th highest in the nation, while Wisconsin has the 18th lowest average.
Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (5-13-22)