CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Illinois gas prices lowest in 12 years for start of summer road trip season

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Chicago Tribune is reporting, “Travelers in Illinois are starting summer road trip season with the lowest gas prices for this time of year in more than a decade.

At $2.40 per gallon, the Illinois average for regular unleaded gas was about 2 cents higher than the national average Monday but about 13 cents lower than a year ago, according to AAA numbers.

“This is the lowest start to a June we’ve had since 2005,” said Beth Mosher, a spokeswoman for AAA Chicago.

In the Chicago metro area, a gallon of regular unleaded gas cost an average of $2.52 on Monday, down 15 cents from the year before. In the city, the average price was $2.78, down 6 cents. Champaign-Urbana had the cheapest gas of all the state’s metro areas at $2.14. In the Springfield area, the average Monday for a gallon was $2.36…”

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