Free gas draws crowds to Shell

Dr. Willie Wilson brought his free gas across the county line Saturday morning. Wilson, who has given away millions of dollars in groceries and gas across Chicago and Cook County over the past few years, hosted the giveaway at the Shell station in Hinsdale at York Road and Ogden Avenue. Hinsdale police reported the first person in line arrived at 3:30 a.m.. With station owners Robin Gabriel and John Archer directing and pumping the gas, it took just over an hour to give away the $10,000 in free gas. More than 200 drivers took advantage of the offer. Wilson describes himself as a businessman, philanthropist and humanitarian. He has recently run several times in the Chicago mayoral race and U.S. Senate and presidential contests. (Jim Slonoff photos)