Gas Prices in Illinois: Bloom Township Offering Seniors Free Fill-Ups in Chicago Heights; Willie Wilson will decide the gift

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) — Gas prices have stabilized, but experts are predicting another spike.

That’s why a gasoline giveaway on Tuesday and another announcement from businessman Willie Wilson are making the news.

Bloom Township Supervisor Thomas Somer and township administrators have made thousands of free gas cards available to seniors who live in Bloom Township.

The program begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. at 425 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

Participants must be 65 years of age or older and bring valid ID and mail showing proof of address in Bloom Township.

RELATED: Chicago Businessman Willie Wilson to Announce Decision Tuesday on Possible Third Gas Gift

Meanwhile, mayoral candidate Wilson is also holding a press conference Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., where he is expected to announce plans for another potential gas giveaway.

This would be his third essence gift. The last one he owned was worth $1 million.

Wilson said Illinois drivers pay the second-highest pump taxes in the nation.

State tax is 39 cents per gallon, the city adds 8 cents per gallon, and Cook County adds 6 cents, plus sales tax.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, after receiving some criticism, also changed her gas card proposal again, which will now go to City Council on Wednesday.

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