Tonight’s Chicago Metro suburban edition of Public Affairs features Willie Wilson, 2019 Chicago Mayoral Candidate. The show airs in 24 North and Northwest suburbs at 8:30 pm:
on Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and
on Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.
The show, featuring Chicago Mayoral Candidate Wilson, also airs twice daily in Evanston, 8:30 am and 8:30 pm, Cable Ch. 6, starting tonight and continuing through next Monday.
In very plain language, Willie Wilson, the self-made-millionaire indicts Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his responsibility for the credible complaints of sexual assault, rape and harassment of students by teachers, staff and adult volunteers that were filed every other week during the Mayor’s 7 year tenure and often ignored or covered up by CPS.
The Mayor has said he was sorry for the sexual assaults but all adults are responsible for them.
Who do you suppose Mayor Emanuel meant by all adults? Every single adult in Chicago? Why would that be?
Wouldn't it be more sensible for the Mayor to narrow the circle of responsibility for the sexual assaults of CPS students by faculty, staff and volunteers? Perhaps start by focusing on
--former CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, who was in charge of CPS for much of the Mayor's second term, 2015- 2018?
--Or, CPS Board President Frank Clark, who nominally, along with the rest of the Board, should have been overseeing Claypool.
--Or maybe the CPS network chiefs- who were responsible for the CPS Principals.
--Or, CPS' former Chief Academic Officer-- and now the current CPS CEO Janice Jackson?
The mayor has never elaborated on what he meant when he said all adults were responsible for the rapes and sexual assaults of students at CPS. But, CPS CEO Claypool was handpicked by Rahm. So wouldn't the responsibility for the horrific situation at CPS fall heavily on the Mayor and his long time buddy- Forrest?
As Willie points out, the CPS Board also were handpicked by Rahm and did his bidding, so who else should Chicago hold responsible for the rapes of CPS students, etc., but the Chicago Board of Education, the CPS CEO and at the top of the heap-- Rahm?
Similarly, argues Willie, who else but Rahm should Chicago hold responsible for the Chicago Police murder of Laquan McDonald for scratching cars and threatening no one, and then for the City’s withholding of the release of the video of the murder and covering up the murder until after Rahm’s re-election in 2015?
Moreover, Willie compares himself favorably to Rahm and the major challengers to Rahm Emanuel: former CPS CEO (under Mayor Richard M. Daley) Paul Vallas, former Chicago Police Chief (under Rahm) Garry McCarthy and former head of the Chicago Police Board (appointed by Rahm) Lori Lightfoot.
Can Willie Wilson get, say, 20% in an 11 candidate field (He got 10% in 2015), and would that be enough to take Rahm to and beat Rahm in an April, 2019 run-off? Willie says he wins outright in the February 26, election. Can he do that?
Are the top five candidates for Mayor of Chicago, to be sworn in during May, 2019- Rahm Emanuel, Lori Lightfoot, Garry McCarthy, Paul Vallas and Willie Wilson (listed in alphabetical order). We discuss- you decide.
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