Gas prices climbing across Chicago area

FILE - In this April 6, 2015 file photo, a vehicle is refueled at a gas station in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

If you recently filled your tank, you may have noticed that gas prices are climbing in Illinois and northern Indiana.

In Cook County, a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gas averaged $3.02 in May. It's a $0.17 increase from April, but more than a $1.00 lower than this time last year.

According to AAA, the higher prices are because of maintenance work at two large refineries.
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