Patch Flash: Bad BP Gas Sold in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin
Chicagoland news to talk about: No charges in deadly Palatine stabbing.
BP is recalling unleaded regular gasoline that was shipped from the company’s Whiting fuel storage terminal between Aug. 13 and 17 after motorists throughout the region began experiencing problems with hard starting or getting their cars to start at all.
According to a statement from BP, the company believes fuel stored in a tank at the storage depot could cause hard starting, stalling and other issues. The gas may have been bought by motorists patronizing BP and other retail outlets in Northwest Indiana during the past seven days. The issue surfaced Monday as dealerships and service shops throughout the region were inundated with motorists having difficulty starting their vehicles. The News Sun is reporting that the bad gas also went to some stations in Illinois and Milwaukee.
The Cook County Assistant State's Attorney’s Office determined the stabbing suspect acted in self-defense and declined to file charges in the death of Palatine resident, 21-year-old Corey Frazier. According to the Palatine Police Department, 21-year-old Corey Frazier of Palatine was the aggressor in the physical altercation that resulted in his death on Sunday Aug. 19. Before Frazier suffered multiple stab wounds, the 21-year-old severely beat the suspect. Witnesses told police Frazier repeatedly punched the 22-year-old man in the head.
The city of Highland Park fined residents Jorjick and Agnes Badalpour over $21,000 on Thursday for mistreating 21 Persian cats the couple kept in their garage for years. The Windsor Road couple was cited in June by the Highland Park Police after the city's no-kill animal shelter Tails of Hope removed 21 Persian cats from a garage that had no ventilation, no light and only one litter box.
Gov. Pat Quinn joined Illinois Muslims celebrating the end of the month-long Ramadan holiday Sunday in a ceremony in suburban Bridgeview. The governor joined roughly 15,000 Muslim Illinoisans in prayer at Toyota Park Sunday morning, and spoke out against recent attacks against Islamic institutions in the area. He also commemorated the post-Ramadan holiday Eid by signing a religious tolerance bill that requires universities to provide alternate assignments to students who miss work or exams to observe holidays,
A rare Nazi book, marked “Secret” was found in the donation bin at La Grange Park Library. The book turned out to be a rare Nazi artifact titled 1938-1941: Vier Jahre, Hermann-Göring-Werke. The book describes a four-year Nazi economic plan for a steel-producing industrial site in the town of Salzgitter, Germany, during World War II. According to the library, the book was given away to workers at the steel mill as a Christmas gift.