Gas prices continue to rise

By WEEK Producer

Gas prices continue to rise

May 1, 2014 Updated May 2, 2014 at 10:41 AM CDT

ILLINOIS -- Gas prices are continuing their slow march toward the $4 mark.

AAA says the average price in Illinois is now $3.89 a gallon.

That's 15 cents higher then a month ago and 7 cents higher than the same time last year.

In Peoria County, the average price is $3.68. That's up 5 cents from a year ago.

McLean County is at $3.65, up 12 cents from last year.

AAA blames refinery maintenance for the higher prices.