$1.78 Average price of regular gasoline in Illinois
$1.35 Average price of regular gasoline in Illinois a month ago, before a surprise late-summer spurt
2.9 million acres of U.S. forests that have burned so far this year
8.4 million acres that burned last year, still a record
Sources: New York Times; aaa.com forestinformation.com
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