CHICAGO -- It's a mystery to the gas station owner -- why did the city shut it down?
Phillip Degeratto owns Mobile Gas Plus Filling Station on Pulaski and Washington. He said last Friday he was shut down by a task force of building inspectors, police officers and other authorities. "They can't even tell me what the violations are," said Degeratto.
WGN's Robert Jordan spoke to a representative from the building department who said there were 122 incidences over the last year when police were called to the station. Degeratto said 40 of those calls were made by him trying to keep the peace.
Degeratto said he has mayoral campaign signs in his window and inside the store, which do not support the current mayor. While he says he doesn't think there's a relationship between the campaign material and the action by the task force, he says he is confused.
Alderman Jason Erwin of the 28th Ward said the business deserves to be open.