AAA: Holiday travel up

December 16, 2009 3:09:09 PM PST
Four and a half million Illinois residents will travel 50 miles or more during the holiday season. That's an increase of almost 11 percent over last year. The forecast comes from the AAA Chicago Motor Club.

One point eight million Indiana residents will travel as well which is a yearly increase of almost 10 percent.

Nationwide, almost 88 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles.

AAA the holiday period as starting on Wednesday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 3rd.