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Illinoisans Are Hitting the Road Memorial Day Weekend
High gas prices, combined with effects of the Great Recession, have tamped down holiday travel to a certain degree over the last few years. However, according to a new report from the American Automobile Association (AAA), more Americans (including more of us from Illinois) are ready to do…
AAA: 47 Million to Travel for Thanksgiving
A number of years ago, the Thanksgiving dinner venue switched to our house. Previously, like many others, we would hit the road with kids in tow, visiting both sides of our family. Now, thanks to the previous generation wanting to pass the setup-cooking-cleanup mantle to the next generation, combine…
AAA: Gas Prices Declining in Illinois and Winnebago County
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 $2.35. That price reflects a drop of $.15 from a month ago. AAA estimates that drivers are spending about $275 million less per day on gasoline compared t…
Weekend Traffic
Lots of folks are planning on travelling this Labor Day Weekend, 35.5 million nationally, and around 2 million people here in the Land of Lincoln, according to a AAA survey. That's up almost 1% from last year, and up .8% in Illinois.
Some details, courtesy of AAA:
While the majority of travelers …
AAA: Teen Drivers Put Everyone at Risk
Nearly two-thirds of people injured or killed in a crash involving a teen driver are people other than the teen behind the wheel. That's according to a new report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In 2013 alone, 371,645 people were injured and 2,927 were killed in crashes that …

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