Gas hits $5 per gallon in Illinois

Illinois reached a milestone Thursday afternoon. The average price per gallon ticked up from $4.99 to $5.

While KSDK was on a virtual call with Gas Buddy’s head of petroleum analysis, Patrick De Haan, his tracker updated to reflect the new $5 average.

“I’m just sitting here,” De Haan said pointing to his laptop, “I’ve been watching this Illinois state average at 4.99 and it’s driving me nuts, wait oh look, it just hit 5.”

The $5 state-wide average includes heavy hitter prices, like the ones in…

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