By Fran Eaton -
Just noted this story after paying $4.93/gallon in Cook County earlier this week:
With the Chicago-area price of gas up 14 cents from just a week ago, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning gas stations against price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.
In a statement Thursday, Madigan noted that her office has the power to investigate gas prices after a natural disaster, and that her staff will be monitoring wholesale prices to make sure any price jumps are justified. More HERE
AG Madigan should call the Shell gas station on 167th and Cicero Avenue in Oak Forest, where on Wednesday, they were charging $4.93 cents a gallon for premium grade. When confronted with the outrageous price, the cashier insisted orders came from Shell to hike the price to $4.93 per gallon because of the hurricane. The station is located 1/2 mile to the west of I-57's I67th Street exit. Four gallons were purchased - enough to make a trip out of Cook to Will County, where the 91-octane-requiring tank was filled up at $4.45 gallon.
Thanks Mr. Obama.