The average retail gasoline price in Illinois has risen by more than 28 cents per gallon in the past week. A gallon of regular gas now averages three-76. According to, that compares with the national average that is up 11-point-three cents per gallon to three-64.

Prices yesterday were more than 27 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 32.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The average price in the River Bend sits around $3.73 per gallon for regular unleaded.

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