The pain at the pump really hurts Tuesday morning, with the average price of a gallon of gas in Chicago breaking a record.
AAA reports regular unleaded gas hit an average of $4.67 a gallon in the city and $4.51 in the suburbs.
The average was $3.95 in Chicago at this time last year, and $3.77 in the suburbs, according to AAA.
"If you don't have to drive, don't drive," said Chris Gall while pumping gas in the city. "It's ridiculous," Gall said.
That sentiment is echoed by commuters across the Chicagoland area. A lot of them are buying gas outside of Cook County, where prices tend to be cheaper because of lower taxes.
In just one week, the average price of unleaded regular gas in the Chicagoland area went up 18 cents a gallon, according to AAA.