News

Average cost of Thanksgiving down, but not by much

Average cost of Thanksgiving down, but not by much

TURKEY AND TRIMMINGS: It will cost the average household just a little less to top the table this year. Photo: clipart.com

Turkey and all the trimmings will cost you a little less this year. But don’t expect to save enough to buy a cup of coffee on the way to Black Friday sales.

The American Farm Bureau Federation says the average Thanksgiving dinner will cost $49.04, or 44 cents less than last year.

But if you’re headed to grandma’s you may be spending more.

EXTRA: Black Friday 2013

Airline and train ticket prices are up.

However, gas costs about 25 cents less per gallon compared to a year ago. That’s according to the AAA.

Recent Headlines

in Local

No Gaming Revenues for Cities Without State Budget

Fresh
slot_machine

Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says the state doesn't have the authority to distribute video gambling profits to municipalities across the state.

in Local

Studying Ways to Trim the Prison Population

Updated
jail

Governor's goal: cut by 25 percent in ten years

in Local

Walker Campaigns Downstate

scott_walker

Accompanies LaHood, praises Rauner

in Local

Congress Could Consider Export Import Bank This Week

Generic WTAX

Illinois businesses, particularly manufacturers, are hopeful Congress will re-authorize the Export-Import Bank this week.

in Local

Regional Planning Commission Faces Funding Challenges

Springfield Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission

The commission has lost both state and federal funding.