"According to AAA Chicago, fuel prices continue to rise and have climbed more than 40 cents in the Chicago metropolitan area. The most recent Fuel Gauge Report estimates that in Illinois, regular unleaded gasoline has increased 44 cents during the past month, forecasting an average cost of $3.89 per gallon for the month of May, which is 57 cents higher per gallon than last year. This is a daily report where prices from each state are tracked.
Historical prices charts show that some areas are average $4.08 per gallon of regular. This topic seems to continue in importance and it could overshadow the Iraq War as a political issue priot to the November elections.