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WNIJ Gas Price Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

Nov 6, 2017
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The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.78. This is 29 cents more expensive than last week.


AAA reports that the most expensive gas is in the City of Chicago, at $3.11 per gallon.  The cheapest gasoline is in Davenport, at $2.60. 

Rockford’s average price is $2.70. This is 22 cents more expensive than last week.

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The story of the nation’s largest case of municipal embezzlement finally hit the big screen in Illinois, with the debut of All the Queen’s Horses in Dixon.

The subject seemed irresistible for a filmmaker: a bottomless well of money, corruption at city hall, gold-plated extravagance -- and horses. But filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope had another reason for being drawn to the story of Rita Crundwell, Dixon’s former comptroller who stole nearly $54 million from her hometown.

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The Chicago Rockford International Airport is touting the number of workers being sought to fill nearly 2,300 permanent and seasonal jobs with tenant companies.

That number is among the largest job-growth and economic-impact opportunities in the Rockford region in years, according to a news release from the airport authority. 


Illinois reportedly is out of the running for an assembly plant proposed as a joint venture by automakers Toyota and Mazda.

The effort to bring the plant to Illinois has been spearheaded by Intersect Illinois, the state’s privately run economic development corporation. Crain’s Chicago Business quotes Intersect Illinois President Mark S. Peterson as saying he’s been told that Illinois is not among the finalists for the plant.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Federal, state, and local officials celebrated the beginning of Phase Two of a huge improvement project at the Chicago/Rockford International Airport Monday.