The Super Save Mart in Maywood, which is one of six gas stations in the Village Free Press coverage area participating in Willie Wilson’s gas giveaway on March 24. | File
Saturday, March 19, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Chicago Businessman Willie Wilson is bringing his free gas giveaway to the suburbs, including six in the Village Free Press coverage area.
Wilson is expanding his giveaway to $1 million a week after he gave away $200,000 worth of fuel at 10 different gas stations in Chicago. That giveaway, which started at 7 am., caused traffic jams. According to WGN 9 Chicago, the giveaway took about three hours before Wilson’s money was spent.
Next week’s giveaway will take place on Thursday, March 24, and will also start at 7 a.m., lasting until Wilson’s money is exhausted. Each participant gets up to $50 worth of gas. This time, 50 gas stations in Chicago and the suburbs will participate, including the following in the VFP service area:
- Super Save, 101 W. Madison St., Maywood
- BP, 11201 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester
- Amoco, 1700 N. Mannheim Rd., Stone Park
- BP, 17th and Bataan, Broadview
- Thornton’s, 1125 25th Ave., Bellwood
- BP, 1309 N. 25th Ave., Melrose Park
“The need among the community is so great,” Wilson stated in a press release. “Soaring gas prices have caused a hardship for too many of our citizens.”