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A person uses a gas pump to fuel a car. The average gas price in Illinois rose from $3.03 in December 2023 to $3.19 in January 2024. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Gas prices steadily rising in Illinois

By Kayla Martin, News Reporter | January 30, 2024

The average cost per gallon of gas in the United States has risen 4.5 cents in the past week, bringing the national average to $3.07.  In Illinois, gas prices have risen 16 cents higher in January compared to December 2023, rising from $3.03 to $3.19...

A gas pump sits in front of a gas station on a sunny day. Gas prices are down nearly 75 cents from Oct. 2022. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Illinois gas prices continue to drop

By Kalin Schaefer, Sports Reporter | October 9, 2023

Compared to this time last year, the average gas price per gallon of gas in Illinois is 74.7 cents lower today, according to GasBuddy.  The average price of gas in Illinois is $3.65 per gallon today, with the national average being $3.66 per gallon.  Throughout...

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Rising gas prices cause concern for students

By Ally Formeller, News Reporter | March 24, 2022
Gas prices are rising everywhere and have put a strain on students, which increases the use of carpooling a public transportation.

Gas Price Update for Dec. 2

By Northern Star Staff | December 2, 2019

The average gasoline price in DeKalb County at 2:30 p.m. Monday was $2.597 per gallon, according to state average at 2:30 p.m. Monday was $2.626, which is an increase of 11.7 cents from last months average of $2.509 per gallon.{{tncms-inline...