Because of the current conflict in Ukraine, oil prices are shooting up above $100 a barrel, which will, of course, mean much higher prices at the pump here in Illinois and throughout the country. Just looking at today's news shows that the price per barrel has risen $19.
So Russia invades Ukraine, which causes rising oil prices to surge even further, and makes it an almost certainty that Illinois' gas prices (along with the rest of the country) are about to really go up.
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The term "hero" is sometimes overused, misused, or not applicable. However, as you'll see in the video, a hero is exactly what Ivan Pitukh, a 30 year old Ukrainian man, turned out to be.
As the situation in Ukraine escalates, 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger is joining the chorus of lawmakers calling for sanctions against Russia.
The Congressman told us that as a result of President Obama's weak leadership on the international stage the United States’ standing in the world has fallen...