OAK LAWN, IL — residents are getting squeezed hard at the pump as gas prices continue to set record highs in Illinois and across the United States.
The average price of gas in Illinois is about $5.50 per gallon Thursday , according to AAA. That’s a 24 cent increase from just a week ago, and up a whopping 91 cents from a month ago.
In Cook County, the average price for a gallon of gas was around 16 cents over the state average on Thursday at about $5.96 per gallon.
The cheapest gas in Cook County Thursday was at Sam’s Club, 603 River Oaks West, Calumet City, selling for $5.29.
But, if you know where to look, you can find cheaper gas prices throughout Cook County.
In Oak Lawn, the cheapest gas Thursday was at Gulf, 9856 S. Cicreo Ave. at $5.79.
Here are some other places you can save (or avoid) near Oak Lawn:
- BP, 5870 W. 95th St., $5.99
- Shell, 10601 S. Cicero Ave., $5.99
- Mariano’s, 11000 S. Cicero Ave., $5.86
Other Oak Lawn gas stations are in the $5.90 range.
Nationally, the average gas price Thursday was about $4.97 per gallon. Illinois’ gas prices ranked no. 5 in the lower 48 of the county. Rounding out The Top 5 states in gas price averages Thursday were California at $6.40, Nevada at $5.87, Washington at $5.51, and Oregan, $5.50 (tied with Illinois) according to AAA. Georgia had the lowest national gas price average at around $4.47.