NEW LENOX, Ill. (CBS) — 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.
WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya reports New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann has called for residents to boycott the gas stations in the village.READ MORE: Police Task Force Arrest Carjacking Suspect Hour After Vehicle Was Stolen In Englewood
It’s the second time Baldermann has called for a gas station boycott. He made the same plea in April 2012.
Baldermann said gas prices in the village average about $3.50, higher than surrounding suburbs.
“I spoke with the gas station owners, and I asked why that was the case, and they said they only looked within the village’s borders for their competition, and that our people were willing to pay it,” he said.