Listening to Chicago's WXRT right now, and radio announcer Mary Dixon says that it is official, Chicago has the highest gas prices in the nation...again.
Earlier this month, gas jumped 65 cents a gallon when there was a pipeline break in Wisconsin and refineries went off line right after it (all the better to raise those gas prices, you know). And, price had dropped to $3.96 in Fox Lake yesterday, but now will be going back up because of the hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico.
So, if you're coming anywhere near Chicago, fill up before you get there. You'll know as you approach Chicago. The closer you get, the higher gas prices get.
A Real Gas Gouge!! I tell You!! --RoadDog