A Chicago alderman and an Illinois State Police official pumped gas for patrons at a South Side station Thursday afternoon to raise cash to help replace worn out police body armor.
Ald. Matt O’Shea, 19th, and Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz filled up tanks at the city’s last full-service gas station. Kean Gas Station, 2632 W. 11th ST., donated five cents per gallon sold to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Get Behind the Vest program. The funds were matched by Beverly Bank and Trust, Athletex Sports and Ortho Physical Therapy in Oak Lawn for a total of 15 cents per gallon purchased.