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What to Know About Willie Wilson's Gas Giveaway in Chicago, Surrounding Suburbs Thursday

The below list of participating gas stations continues to change and reflects the most recent information available

Chicago businessman Willie Wilson's gas giveaway is back at stations across the city Thursday morning, this time continuing until $1 million is spent.

After the first giveaway caused heavy traffic on certain roads in Chicago, officials in the city and suburbs have created rules to ensure the event runs smoothly.

Here's what you should know before Thursday:

When does the gas giveaway begin?

At gas stations in Chicago and several surrounding suburbs, vehicles can begin lining up at 7 a.m. Officials noted, however, that cars may not start lining up prior to 7 a.m.

How will I keep my spot in line?

At city locations, each vehicle will receive a sticker indicating their position in line, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications said. All vehicles must also have a sticker to receive free gas.

Traffic Control Aides and the Chicago Police Department will send officers to each participating location to assist in the flow of traffic, as Wilson's first giveaway last week led to major jams near a number of citywide gas stations.

For more information on traffic patterns and rules, click here.

How much gas can I use?

Each vehicle can receive up to $50 worth of gas, OEMC said. Locations can expect up to 400 cars for an estimated four to five hours.

How long will the giveaway last?

In partnership with approximately 50 gas stations around the Chicago area, Wilson said he will offer drivers free gas until his $1 million is spent.

Officials said the giveaway is expected to last hours at most gas stations.

Where can I get free gas in Chicago and suburbs?

The below list of participating gas stations continues to change and reflects the most recent information available. Here are the latest locations:

Chicago Locations

Amoco – 4401 West Roosevelt Road

Amoco – 7210 North Clark

BP – 342 East 35th Street

BP – 3955 North Western Avenue

BP – 4401 West 55th Street

BP – 7601 South Chicago Avenue

Citgo – 1345 North Pulaski

Citgo – 5103 West Madison

Citgo – 5150 West Chicago Avenue

Citgo – 6700 South Cottage Grove

Clark – 1201 West 87th Street

Clark - 4300 S. Union

Gulf – 9901 South Halsted

Marathon – 340 South Sacramento

Shell – 5230 South Western Avenue

Shell – 6129 West North Avenue

Shell – 6434 West Archer

Super Save – 48 East Garfield Boulevard

Super Save – 9452 South Cottage Grove

Super Save – 11100 South State Street

Suburban Locations


BP – 1601 Oak Park


BP – 17th & Bataan

Calumet Park:

Citgo – 11901 South Marshfield

Chicago Heights:

Mobile - 431 W. Lincoln Highway


BP – 5201 West Cermak Road

Country Club Hills:

18280 South Pulaski


Exxon Mobil – 1421 East Sibley Boulevard


Mobil – 1950 Green Bay Road


BP – 15857 South Halsted

Harwood Heights:

Shell – 4555 North Nagle

Hazel Crest:

BP – 17450 Kedzie

Hickory Hills:

Falcon – 8702 South Roberts Road

LaGrange Park:

Mobile – 1101 North LaGrange Road


Super Save – 101 West Madison

Melrose Park:

BP – 1309 North 25th

Oak Forest:

BP – 5548 West 159th Street

Oak Lawn:

BP – 11040 South Pulaski Road

Olympia Fields:

Shell – 2401 Lincoln Highway

Park Forest:

Shell – 385 Sauk Trail


Citgo – 15221 South Halsted


Citgo – 13801 South Halsted

River Grove:

Shell – 2474 Thatcher


GoLo – 4005 West 135th Street


Mobile – 9401 West Higgins

Schiller Park:

Phillips – 9340 Irving Park Road


Shell – 3901 South Harlem

Stone Park:

Amoco – 1700 North Mannheim


BP – 11201 West Cermak Road

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