gas prices

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The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.29.  That's 2 cents more expensive than last week's average.   

AAA reports the most expensive gas is in the City of Chicago, at $2.63 per gallon.  By contrast, you can find the cheapest gas in Champaign-Urbana, at $2.05 per gallon.  

Rockford's average per-gallon price is $2.17.  This is three cents cheaper than last week's average.  

WNIJ's Gas Price Monday: December 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016
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The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.30.  That's four cents more expensive than last year's average, according to AAA.

The most expensive gas is in the City of Chicago, at $2.65 per gallon.  By contrast, the cheapest gas can be found in Springfield and Decatur, at $2.14 per gallon.

Rockford's average price is $2.22 per gallon.  This is ten cents higher than last week's average.   

WNIJ's Gas Price Monday: September 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016
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The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Illinois is $2.26.  This is 8 cents cheaper than last week's average.  

AAA reports the most expensive gas is in the city of Chicago, at $2.63 per gallon.  By contrast, the state's cheapest gas is in Springfield, at a flat $2 per gallon. 

Rockford's average price is $2.19 per gallon. 

"School buses" by Flickr User JohnPickenPhoto / (CC BY 2.0)

The Rockford School District could save more than $1 million on fuel to run its buses this year.

Officials say the cost of diesel fuel has dropped to its lowest point in 11 years.

The district budgeted $2.1 million for fuel this year but has only spent $503,000. The final tab is likely to fall below $1 million.

The Rockford Register-Star reports district officials are eyeing the purchase of used buses to upgrade its fleet.

Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average price of regular unleaded in Illinois is up 12 cents since last week, to $1.69 a gallon. But it’s still 68 cents cheaper than this time last year, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. 

The cheapest gas in the state, on average, is in Champaign-Urbana, where the price dropped by about four cents since last week. The priciest, as usual, is in Chicago, where gas is still hovering under the $2.00 mark, at $1.91.

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