03/03/2012 02:49 pm ET

Gas Prices Have Record February In Chicagoland

Another month, and another record in the price of local gas.

Chicago area gas reached historic high prices for February with the price of unleaded gasoline averaging $4.01 a gallon, 36 cents higher than last year according to

"We are seeing record prices," said‘s Gregg Laskoski who says 2012 began the year in record territory. "Each day we've seen higher prices that we've ever seen before."

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