Gas prices are on the rise, with dire predictions that Chicagoans could soon pay $4 or more per gallon. According to the American Auto Association, the average cost per gallon in Illinois is $3.62. In 2010, it was under $3 a gallon. That price can make owning a car an impractical option for many.
Developers are connecting the nation's railways to enormous state-of-the art warehouses to make shipping easier for big companies like Walmart. One of the most ambitious of these projects is in southwest suburban Will County.