Two gas stations in the western suburbs have been waging an old-fashioned price war for more than a week.
Aldermen have delayed action on a proposed ordinance that would require many gas stations to offer fuel that contains a higher blend of ethanol, in an issue that has Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powerful Ald. Ed Burke (14th) at odds.
A measure to require many gas stations in Chicago to sell gasoline with a higher mix of ethanol stalled in the City Council on Monday, after a marathon Finance Committee hearing.
The mayor of southwest suburban New Lenox has had enough with high gas prices in his town, and he wants to do something about it.
BP said Thursday it has fixed the problem that forced a recall of fuel in Northwest Indiana, the Chicago area, and the Milwaukee area, but has halted sales of premium and midgrade gas in those areas.
Illinois is apparently due million of dollars from some of the State’s 24-hundred gas station operators.
It is usually gas prices that give drivers a headache at the pumps, but for many drivers the real problem is gas station operators breaking a law that is seldom talked about.
Police are investigating thefts of propane tanks on the city’s North Side.
Three more gas stations are unavailable today on the Illinois Tollway system.
Non-payment of tax is a problem. Several station operators hit with criminal charges.