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Gas Prices Rising

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Thanks to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, gas prices are rising in the Midwest and across the country. Triple-A says the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 11 cents this week, to $3.72.

And it expects pump prices will continue to rise as crude prices continue to climb.

Illinois is one of ten states where the cost of gasoline has gone up the most this week - the average price jumped 31 cents a gallon, to $4.02. Prices in the Chicago area, and even in Peoria, have moved above $4, but in the Illinois Quad Cities area they're slightly lower, ranging from $3.84 in Henry County, to $3.91 in Rock Island County, and $3.95 in Mercer County.

Triple-A reports the average price in Iowa is now $3.72, up about 13 cents during the past week. Prices in the Iowa Quad Cities range from $3.47 in Scott County, to $3.49 in Muscatine County, $3.56 in Clinton County, and the highest is Dubuque County at $3.57.