By ROLAND HWANG
March 19, 2012
If you are fuming about having to shell out your hard-earned cash for Memorial Day gas prices in March, you are not alone. The hard truth: Prices at the pump are not getting better any time soon. Officially, the current average price for regular unleaded in Chicago is $4.13, which is up a wallet-thumping 64-cent rise since January and is 30 cents higher than the current national average of $3.83.
Fortunately, real relief is on the way for Illinois consumers ‚Äî and it is the kind of help that will be easy on our wallets and good for the U.S. economy as a whole.