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Willie Wilson plans 5th Chicago gas giveaway for July 9th: Here are the details

Jennifer Geer

Chicago mayoral candidate, Willie Wilson, announced a preliminary list of participating gas stations on Facebook for his latest giveaway.

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(Update, July 7, 2022: Scroll down for the updated list from Wilson's Facebook page of gas stations giving out free gas on July 9th.)

(CHICAGO) Beginning at 7 AM on Thursday, July 9, Willie Wilson, the millionaire Chicago mayoral candidate, is planning his fifth gas giveaway for the Chicago area.

Wilson has urged Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot to suspend the gas tax for Chicago and the state, citing sky-high gas prices. He stated on his Facebook page, "Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker still don't get it. They have the opportunity to suspend the gas tax and still have not."

Wilson continued, "Chicagoans are paying an average of $6 for a gallon of regular gas. Additionally, Illinois drivers are still paying the second highest taxes on their gasoline in the nation."

Where to go for free gas on July 9

Wilson has posted a draft list of participating gas stations on his Facebook page.

Update as of July 7, 2022: Here is the current list of stations, updated from the previous list. (Note, this is still a preliminary list. (You may want to check Wilson's Facebook page before heading out for the final list.)

Chicago

  • Super Save, 48 East Garfield Blvd.
  • Super Save, 11100 South State Street
  • Gulf, 9900 South Halsted Street
  • Amoco, 7210 North Clark Street
  • BP, 101 North Western Ave.
  • Citgo, 2801 West 59th Street
  • Mobil, 850 East 63rd Street
  • Citgo, 1745 West Foster Ave.
  • BP, 5701 West Fullerton
  • Citgo, 3820 South Archer

Indiana

  • Citgo, 5390 West 15th Ave., Gary, IN
  • Citgo, 4450 Avenue, Hammon, IN
  • Citgo, 403 East Gostlin, Hammon, IN

Wilson also gives away free groceries

Wilson announced a grocery giveaway for June 29 in partnership with Cermak Fresh Market.

High gas prices in Chicago

According to AAA, current gas prices as of June 28, in Illinois are $5.41 per gallon. This is higher than the national average of $4.88 and up from the state average of $3.29 one year ago.

In the Chicago metro area, the current average is $5.76 per gallon.

Gas tax freeze in Illinois

Gov. Pritzker announced a gas tax freeze on the hike that was planned for July 1 for the next six months. The planned tax hike was for 2 cents per gallon.

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