21
May
2023
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America/Chicago

AAA: Illinois Gas Prices Decline as 1.8 Million Illinoisans Plan a Memorial Day Road Trip

CHICAGO, Ill., (May 22,2023) — Illinois gas prices are still declining as nearly 2 million Illinoisans prepare to travel for Memorial Day weekend. According to AAA's holiday travel forecast, more than 1.8 million Illinoisans will take a road trip.

Illinois gas prices have declined 15 cents per gallon over the course of the past 30 days and a year ago a regular gallon of gas was $4.98. The average price today is $3.93 per gallon.

"It's looking like Illinois drivers will spend a dollar per gallon less for gasoline than they did last Memorial Day weekend," said Molly Hart, spokeswoman for AAA - The Auto Club Group. "However, even if pump prices do suddenly rise this week, it's unlikely it'd be by a large enough margin that Illinois drivers would change their plans, since most travel plans have already been finalized by now."

Today

Sunday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

National

$3.540

$3.539

$3.535

$3.674

$4.493

Illinois

$3.927

$3.930

$3.900

$4.081

$4.982

Chicago Metro

$4.203

$4.208

$4.130

$4.315

$5.203

Chicago City

$4.444

$4.445

$4.447

$4.527

$5.391

Bloomington

$3.553

$3.561

$3.609

$3.809

$4.796

Champaign

$3.700

$3.697

$3.735

$3.848

$4.842

Peoria

$3.662

$3.669

$3.707

$3.889

$4.847

Rockford

$3.766

$3.765

$3.756

$3.886

$4.881

Springfield

$3.578

$3.576

$3.605

$3.817

$4.719

Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Ways to Save on Gasoline

Drivers can find current gas prices using AAA.com/FuelFinder which allows consumers to compare gas prices at retailers by city or zip code.

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