Chase Cavanaugh

Morning Edition Producer/Reporter

Chase started in radio while earning his Master's in diplomacy and international commerce at the University of Kentucky.  He was bitten by the radio bug while volunteering at Radio Eye (a local equivalent to NIRIS) and soon became a reporter at WUKY. After four years of reporting in Kentucky's Bluegrass, Chase traveled north to join WNIJ as Morning Edition producer.  He organizes our morning broadcast, making sure the host is well-supplied with interesting, fresh content.  In addition to his pre-dawn duties, Chase reports on a variety of developments in our broadcast area but is particularly drawn to anything with a political or international connection.  He is also an avid board gamer.

Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.51. This is 3 cents cheaper than last week.

 

AAA reports the most expensive gasoline can be found in the City of Chicago, at $2.83 per gallon. By contrast, the cheapest fuel is available in Champaign-Urbana, at $2.32 per gallon.

 

Chase Cavanaugh / WNIJ

In August, Northern Illinois University held an orientation for 65 international scholars taking part in the Fulbright Scholars program. This Gateway served as an introduction to the United States before they went to their separate universities. Two members of that group are studying at NIU. 

Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.44. This is seven cents cheaper than last week.

AAA reports the most expensive gas is in the City of Chicago, at $2.79 per gallon. By contrast, the cheapest gas can be found in Springfield, at $2.32 per gallon.  

Rockford's average price is $2.40 per gallon. This is two cents cheaper than last week.  

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Hunting is an activity that crosses state lines, with hunters looking for the best spots for game, and game not even having a concept of political boundaries. But a disease is infecting deer herds in both Illinois and Wisconsin, and it could pose a threat to hunters. 

Chronic Wasting Disease is a malady that’s existed among deer in the region for more than a decade. It was first detected in southern Wisconsin around 2002. Since then, infected herds have spread to at least 19 counties.

Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.51. This is seven cents more expensive than last week.

AAA reports the most expensive gas can be found in the City of Chicago, at $2.82 per gallon. By contrast, the cheapest gas is in Champaign-Urbana, at $2.34 per gallon.

Rockford's average price is $2.42 per gallon. This is one cent cheaper than last week.  

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