Drivers in Illinois are paying a little less at the pump this month.

The current price for a gallon of regular unleaded is an average of $2.60. That price reflects a drop of $.32 from a month ago. AAA says the decrease is due to production issues having stabilized.

According to AAA Chicago spokesperson Beth Mosher, fuel prices mean good news for drivers at the end of summer:

“As drivers look to take one last road trip before summer ends, these gas savings will make their trips even more affordable. These price drops are hopefully just a precursor of much bigger savings at the pump; we could see many parts of the country take another run toward $2 per gallon by the end of the year.”

The average price for May in Illinois was $2.84, an increase of $.12 from the previous month. Here in Winnebago County, self-serve regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.70 per gallon in January. It was $3.13 per gallon in Cook County.


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