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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...

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...

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Rising gas prices cause concern for students

By Ally Formeller | 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 Oct. 28

By Northern Star Staff | October 28, 2019

The average gasoline price in DeKalb County at 1:05 p.m. Monday was $2.60 per gallon, according to This price is a decrease of 3 cents from Oct. 23's average of $2.63.The state average at 1:05 p.m. Monday was $2.63, which is a decrease...

Michelle Bachmann can not solve America’s gas crisis

By Jack Baker | August 24, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann recently promised that if she was elected, she would lower the price of gas to less than $2.00 per gallon. This campaign promise was a little strange to me, because as of the last time I checked, the power...

Wastelanders strike loud, ambient chord

By Tony Martin | September 28, 2010

Wastelanders is the one-man side-project of Dean Costello of Chicago metal mainstays Harpoon, and his newest record, "Wastelanders II: Cosmic Despair" is about to be re-released this fall. To use the word "ethereal" in describing Wastelanders would sell...