By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gas prices have continued to rise ahead of the holiday weekend, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be to blame.

To put it simply, it is all about supply and demand. Right now, there is a short supply and too much demand as people get out after being cooped up for more than a year.

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The high prices are evident in Illinois compared with our neighboring states.

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According to AAA, the average price per gallon in Illinois right now is $3.32 a gallon.

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All the states that border Illinois except Indiana are below $3. Missouri stands at $2.81, Kentucky $2.90, Iowa $2.94, Wisconsin $2.97, and Indiana $3.11.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff