Cars line up early for free fuel thanks to Willie Wilson’s $1million gas giveaway

Cars line up early for free fuel thanks to Willie Wilson's $1million gas giveaway

CHICAGO — Cars began lining up early Thursday — despite officials saying not to — to get free fuel courtesy of Chicago millionaire Willie Wilson for his second round of gas distribution.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 24, residents of Chicago and the suburbs had a chance to get free fuel at nearly 50 gas stations in the area. Same rule applies as before – $50 per person while funds last.

However, unlike last time, vehicles were not allowed to queue overnight. Drivers were allowed to line up beginning at 6:30 a.m., but that rule didn’t stop some Chicagoans from lining up early anyway.

Cars began lining up around 5:30 a.m. in Gage Park near 52nd Street and Western Avenue. A line was also seen at Irving Park Road and Western Avenue.

Each service station will allow 400 cars between approximately 7 am and 10:30 am to obtain their free gasoline. Each driver who shows up will receive a sticker indicating a position in the queue. The vignette is required to obtain free fuel.

There will only be one entrance and one exit at each gas station, so there’s no need to worry about people cutting the lines.

In the wake of the traffic debacle, Wilson partnered with the Chicago Police Department, Office of Emergency Management and suburban authorities to make sure things run smoothly.

And the efforts seemed to have worked in some areas. Things were going well at BP on Irving and Western as the cars got their free fuel and kept going.

Wilson was at a gas station in Cicero on Thursday morning and said there was a huge need for free gas. He said he may well have to make a third giveaway if fuel prices continue to rise.

Here’s where to get free fuel on March 24:

  1. super save
    48 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL
  2. Amoco
    7210 N. Clark Street
    Chicago, IL
  3. Citgo
    9155 S Stony Island, Chicago, IL
  4. Marathon
    1839 E 95th Street, Chicago, IL
  5. Citgo
    1345 N Pulaski, Chicago, IL
  6. Mobile
    2800 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL
  7. super save
    9811 S Halsted, Chicago, Illinois
  8. BP
    4359 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL
  9. Marathon
    340 S. Sacramento Blvd, Chicago, Illinois
  10. Falcon
    43 North Homan, Chicago, Illinois
  11. Mobile
    1950 Green Bay Road, Evanston, Illinois
  12. super save
    101 W Madison, Maywood, Illinois
  13. super save
    11100 S State Street, Chicago, IL
  14. Falcon
    18280 S Pulaski, Country Club Hills, Illinois
  15. Citgo
    6700 S Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL
  16. BP
    7600 South Chicago, Chicago, IL
  17. Falcon
    8702 S Roberts Rd, Hickory Hills, Illinois
  18. Citgo
    13801 S Halsted, Riverdale, IL
  19. Exxon Mobil
    1421 E Sibley Blvd, Dolton, IL
  20. BP
    15857 S Halsted, Harvey, Illinois
  21. BP
    11201 W Cermak Rd, Westchester, Illinois
  22. BP
    3101 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
  23. Phillips
    9340 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL
  24. BP
    5201 W Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL
  25. BP
    3955 N Western Avenue, Chicago, IL
  26. BP
    4244 S Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
  27. Amoco
    1700 N Mannheim Stone Park, IL
  28. Mobile
    1101 N LaGrange Park, IL
  29. Shell
    2477 S Archer Chicago, IL
  30. BP
    3047 S Halsted Chicago, IL
  31. Mobile
    9401 W Higgins Rosemont, IL
  32. Citgo
    15221 S Halsted Phoenix, IL
  33. BP
    5548 W 159th Oak Forest IL
  34. Citgo
    11901 S Marshfield Calumet Park, Illinois
  35. Amoco
    4401 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago IL
  36. BP
    342 E 35th St. Chicago IL
  37. Shell
    6434 W Archer Chicago IL
  38. Shell
    2474 Thatcher River Grove IL
  39. BP
    4401 W 55th Chicago IL
  40. BP
    17th and Bataan Broadview IL
  41. Shell
    385 Sauk Trail Park Forest
  42. Shell
    4555 N Nagle Harwood Heights Illinois
  43. clark
    1201 w 87th Chicago IL
  44. BP
    1601 Oak Park Berwyn, IL
  45. Shell
    2401 Lincoln Road
    Olympia Fields, Ill.
  46. BP
    1309 N. 25th Street
    Melrose Park, Illinois
  47. BP
    11040 S Pulaski Road
    Oak Lawn, IL

Alsip, Bellwood and Dixmoor will no longer participate in the gasoline giveaway, officials say. The Mayor of Dixmoor’s office said it was fine with the giveaway, but it was canceled at company level.