Gas prices show signs of falling in Illinois – NBC Chicago
Gasoline prices hit record highs in March in both Illinois and the rest of the United States, but slowly prices are starting to ease at the pumps.
According to the last AAA consumer group data, gasoline prices fell six cents per gallon last week, falling to an average of $4.431 per gallon in Illinois. That’s even higher than the national average, which currently stands at $4.189 per gallon.
The current average price in Illinois is $0.14 per gallon cheaper than it was on March 11, when it hit a state high of $4.571.
Diesel prices have come down in the state, but not by much, currently sitting at $4.949 per gallon.
Here’s what the average price of a gallon of gasoline currently is in Illinois metro areas, as well as how it has changed over the past week:
Chicago Metro – $4,556 (down six cents a gallon)
Chicago – $4,826 (down four cents per gallon)
Elgin – $4,394 (down seven cents a gallon)
Kankakee – $4,274 (down seven cents a gallon)
Lake County – $4,308 (down seven cents per gallon)
Rockford – $4,324 (down seven cents a gallon)
Here is the average gas price in each of the Illinois counties in NBC viewing area 5:
Cook County – $4,671
DeKalb County – $4.47
DuPage County – $4,393
Grundy County – $4,436
Kane County – $4,365
Kankakee County – $4,266
Kendall County – $4.24
Lake County – $4,309
LaSalle County – $4,302
McHenry County – $4,291
Will County – c$4.33