Chase Cavanaugh

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.  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 $2.49. This is ten cents cheaper than last week. 

The state's most expensive gas can be found in the City of Chicago, at $2.91 per gallon. By contrast, AAA reports the cheapest gas is in Springfield, at $2.29 per gallon. 

Rockford's average price is $2.47 per gallon. This is 7 cents cheaper than last week. 

Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers

Northern White Sand terminated a lease with a LaSalle County barge loading facility along the Illinois River.

The company shuttered its Utica mine in March of last year and wanted to renegotiate the lease, citing a struggling business climate. However, the County held them to the original terms, which would have required a payment of at least $90,000. Board Member Tom Walsh says the effects on the County are limited. 

Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.59. This is ten cents cheaper than last week.

AAA reports the most expensive fuel can be found in the City of Chicago, at $3 per gallon. In contrast, the cheapest gasoline, at $2.40 per gallon, is in Carbondale.  

Rockford's average gas price is $2.54 per gallon. This is 5 cents lower than last week. 

Carl Nelson / WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.69. This is 3 cents lower than last week. 

AAA reports that the most expensive gasoline can be found in Chicago, at $2.85 per gallon. By contrast, the cheapest gasoline is in Bloomington-Normal, at $2.41 per gallon. 

Rockford's average price is $2.59 per gallon, which is seven cents cheaper than last week. 

The Illinois General Assembly recently overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on the Debt Transparency Act.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza was a major sponsor of the measure and has been hard at work paying down state debts. She said the biggest change the act makes is requiring state agencies to report their debts to her once a month, rather than once a year.

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