Record number of people to travel this Memorial Day

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AURORA, Ill. (WIFR) - AAA says this Memorial Day will see a record number of travelers.

AAA says more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend up nearly 5 percent from last year and the most since 2005.

Illinois will see 2.04 million people traveling with 1.8 million driving and 112,000 flying to their destinations.

AAA representatives say despite the high gas prices, up 56 cents from last year, people will not be staying home for the holiday.