WNIJ Gas Price Monday: May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
Carl Nelson / WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.40 -- two cents more expensive than last week. 

AAA reports the City of Chicago has the highest state gas price, at $2.75 per gallon. By contrast, the cheapest gas is in Danville, at $2.17 per gallon. 

Rockford's average price per gallon is $2.27, which is one cent higher than last week. 

Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway will close lanes of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) intermittently next week as overnight work continues on the Illinois 23 Bridge near Marengo.

Crews will place beams overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., necessitating intermittent lane closures.  On Wednesday, westbound I-90 lanes will close intermittently for periods of up to 15 minutes.  The same disruption is expected Thursday, except with eastbound lanes.  The Illinois 23 bridge will remain open during the entire process, but be limited to a single lane of traffic.

Banking in Illinois ranks fourth among all the states for choice, stability, best rates, and customer satisfaction, according to a recent survey by

The survey compared the number of banks in each state, the number of bank failures, the interest rates for savings and deposits, and the JD Power ratings of banks to generate the list.

Jenna Dooley / WNIJ

The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has been working for most of the past year to identify decomposed human remains which were found in a garbage can outside an apartment building on Market Street in Rockford in July.

The coroner's office later determined it was a middle-aged Caucasian male. Tests indicate lower-spine degeneration, which means the man may have walked a lot.

DeKalb Juvenile Offenses Increase By 100 In One Year

May 21, 2017
DeKalb, Illinois Police Department

Juvenile crime in DeKalb rose from 2015 to 2016, according to the last police department annual report – and overall crime this year is on track to increase from last year.

The most recent DeKalb Police annual report says there were 480 juvenile offenses in 2016. That tops the 2015 figure by more than one hundred offenses; there were the same number of juvenile offenses in 2014 as there were in 2015.