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A gas pump sits at its station. Gas prices in Illinois have gone up $0.29 in the last month. (Northern Star File Photo)

Illinois gas up 29.1 cents per gallon in the last month

By Eddie Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | April 16, 2024

DeKALB – After surveying 4,378 gas stations in Illinois, GasBuddy found that on average gas prices in Illinois were $3.96 per gallon on Monday. The price increased by $0.40 per gallon in the past week and increased by $.29 per gallon in the last month.  Although...

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...

Gas prices are decreasing generally.

Overall gas prices fall, inflation causes concern

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | March 1, 2023

DeKALB – In the past week, the gas prices averaged $3.51 per gallon in DeKalb. Compared to last week's gasoline prices, this is up by 2.4 cents per gallon. In DeKalb, the cheapest gas is $3.44 per gallon while the highest price per gallon is up to...

A hand reaching for the gas pump in a cars gas tank (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Gas price averages continue to drop

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 23, 2023

Illinois gas prices have decreased 2.2 cents per gallon this week, averaging state prices at $3.49 per gallon compared to the national average of $3.37 per gallon around the country according to GasBuddy. Within a month, Illinois gas prices have dropped...

The Caseys gas station at the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Hillcrest Drive. Gas is priced at $3.69 per gallon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Outlook not good for motorists as gas prices rise

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | January 24, 2023

The average price of gasoline in Illinois continues to rise for the second week in a row. The cost of gas is now around $3.52 per gallon – this is up 3.8 cents per gallon compared to last week's rates. In regards to last month's prices, cost appears...

Gas is priced at $4.19 per gallon at the Shell gas station, 175 W. Lincoln Highway. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Gas prices falling, but still unstable

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | November 14, 2022

The price of gas has fallen in the last week in Illinois and across the nation but still remains higher than it was a year ago. In the last week, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Illinois has fallen by 14.9 cents, with today’s average...

Gas prices have declined this week.

Weekly gas update: Aug. 22

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | August 24, 2022

In Illinois, gas prices have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week. Gas averages $4.24 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 4,378 gas stations in Illinois.  Illinois gas prices are 62.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago...

It can be difficult to understand and fight against inflation. Heres a breakdown of the issue as well as resources for NIU students.

College students vs. inflation: What to know, steps to take

By Joey Trella, Marketing Team Coordinator | August 20, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been adjusted to reflect the fact that tuition at NIU has not increased. The previous version of this article was ambiguous about NIU's tuition rate, which might have been misleading. DeKALB — Inflation has been affecting...

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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...

Jeff Achler, senior physical education major, pumps gas at the BP on Lincoln Highway Tuesday afternoon.

Gas prices take their toll on wallets

By Linze Griebenow | February 29, 2012

Gas prices are increasingly becoming the biggest threat to the economy, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. With the U.S. unleaded gas average at $3.58 a gallon, prices on petroleum have risen 25 cents since the new year. According...

Shirley Floreani, senior commuter student from Westchester, fills up her Nissan Murano Monday night at Road Ranger, 125 N. Annie Glidden Rd. Gas prices put a financial strain on commuter students.

Gas prices put financial burden on commuter students

By Danny Cozzi & Dave Gong | May 3, 2011

DeKALB | Though students from out of town do not pay for room and board or dining plans, many do have to spend more of their money on one thing the rest of the student body does not – gasoline. Gas prices have been skyrocketing over the past months...