AAA Chicago Motor Club
Forty-one million people are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home, according to AAA Chicago Motor Club. Eight of 10 of them will be by car. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Gas prices nationwide have been holding steady over the last week, at around $3.64 a gallon, but in the Chicago area, prices just keep going up.
In the Chicago area, the AAA says gasoline prices average $4.20 a gallon.
Gas prices continue to climb in the Chicago area with the highest prices ever for the start of the month of March, AAA reports.
So far it’s been a happy new year for Chicago drivers.
Travel is expected to be up this holiday season, and one big reason is plummeting gas prices.
This year, 2.4 million people in Illinois will take to the road for the Independence Day holiday, and most are already gone.
Chicago’s gas prices are still higher than the national average, but there is some good news. Though gas prices are jumping across the country, in Chicago, they have gone down in recent weeks.
The chaos in Libya has caused oil prices to skyrocket. The average price of gas in Chicago on Wednesday was $3.39 a gallon. In Illinois, the average was $3.30.
Rising temperatures in the Chicago area might be melting some of the snow and ice left behind by last week’s blizzard, but it also will bring some new headaches for area motorists: more potholes.
Even with high gas prices and security hassles at the airports, the AAA Chicago Motor Club expects more people to be traveling for the holidays this year.
The cost of gasoline is ready to gobble your Thanksgiving wallet.