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Labor Day Travel Could Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2013

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Gas Prices Drop Significantly Over Past Month

If you’re planning to drive somewhere for the Fourth of July holiday, the trip will cost you less.

07/02/2013

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Chicago Gas Prices Still Soaring

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.

06/10/2013

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Refinery Issues, Summer Blend Send Gas Prices Soaring

With a gallon of regular unleaded now going for an average of $4.70 per gallon, Chicago’s gas prices are even higher than Hawaii’s.

06/06/2013

Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace

Expert: Refinery Issues Causing Higher Gas Prices For Chicago Area

While the temperature may have you confused about what season it is, gas prices will tell you it’s almost summer time, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/03/2013

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Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Up From Last Year

In the Chicago area, the AAA says gasoline prices average $4.20 a gallon.

05/24/2013

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AAA: Flooding Has Gas Prices Going Back Up, But Temporarily

Chicago area gasoline prices have been on a roller coaster the past few weeks. Right now, they’re on the upswing, but analysts don’t expect the increase to last long.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

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Storms Also Pushing Gas Prices Up

Higher pump prices are partly because of havoc caused by weather-related power outages. Three refineries went down, and two pipelines temporarily were halted.

04/19/2013

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Chicago Area Gas Prices Begin To Drop

For the first time this year, Chicago area drivers are seeing some relief at the pump, as gas prices have started going down.

WBBM Newsradio–03/11/2013

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Chicago Area Gas Prices Up Nearly 60 Cents A Gallon This Year

Gas prices continue to climb in the Chicago area with the highest prices ever for the start of the month of March, AAA reports.

03/05/2013

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Gas Prices Heading Up Again

Hold on to your wallets: we are in the middle of a gas price spike, and experts say it will only get worse.

CBS 2–02/01/2013

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Gas Prices Should Be Lower Than Last Year, But Still Could Surpass $4 A Gallon

How painful will filling up at the pump be this year? On Monday, experts were giving their first look at what’s ahead for gas prices.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

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Plummeting Gas Prices Should Boost Holiday Travel

Travel is expected to be up this holiday season, and one big reason is plummeting gas prices.

WBBM Newsradio–12/13/2012

Gasoline Prices Fall To Lowest Level Of Year

The price of a gallon of gas in the Chicago area dropped nearly 25 cents in November to an average of $3.52, the lowest since January, though 4 cents higher than a year ago, the AAA reports.

12/05/2012

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

2012 To Set Record For Chicago Area Gas Prices

This year will go down as another record-setting year for high gas prices in the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–11/29/2012

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

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Drivers Paying Less At Pump In Chicago

Drivers are seeing relief at the gasoline pump, with prices falling 15.5 cents a gallon in the past week.

10/22/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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