Gas prices are rising just before Christmas

By Nick Kovatch on December 24 at 1:39pm

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Stations that offered gas for $2.98 over the weekend hiked prices up to $3.19 today.

It’s the highest it’s been since it was $3.19 on October 25th. The average price for a gallon of gas in Illinois is $3.36, the 15th highest in the country according to the Triple-A Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

The national average today for gasoline is $3.26 per gallon. That price is up from $3.22 a month ago.

One year ago today, Jacksonville residents paid $3.15 a gallon.