Wilson contends Preckwinkle should be “Disqualified” from the Mayoral race not only for the 116 K that Ed Burke raised for Toni…
Similarly, Willie Wilson argues that both Bill Daley and Gery Chico have been practicing pay to play…
How can voters believe anything coming out of Mendoza’s mouth, asks Willie.
Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs, features Willie Wilson, Chicago Mayoral Candidate, and it airs throughout the City at 8:30 pm & midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV]
Residents of Evanston can watch the show featuring Willie Wilson, twice daily, starting Wednesday and continuing thru Monday, at 8:30 am and 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 6
Willie Wilson is one of 9 mayoral candidates (Team Burke 4 [Preckwinkle, Daley, Mendoza & Chico] & Vallas, Wilson, Lightfoot, Fioretti & Joyce) with a significant chance to win the 2019 election.
Most likely that will occur, for one of these candidates, in an April 2 run-off between the top 2 finishers next Tuesday.
Willie Wilson says he has been talking about Chicago political corruption for a long time. He asks: how can Susana Mendoza get married in Ed Burke’s home eight years ago but after the Feds file a criminal complaint accusing Ed of a shakedown- Mendoza throws him under the bus, contending she doesn’t know Ed.
And previously, Mendoza said Ed Burke essentially “Made her” a State Rep. Now, she doesn’t know Ed?
Susana in October told voters she wanted to be re-elected Comptroller. Now, says Wilson, she tells voters she wants to help them by being their mayor.
How can voters believe anything coming out of Mendoza’s mouth, asks Willie. That is why Willie thinks voters prefer him over Mendoza.
Wilson contends Preckwinkle should be “Disqualified” from the Mayoral race not only for the 116 K that Ed Burke raised for Toni, but more importantly for the 10K that Burke persuaded the Burger King guy Burke shook down to give to Toni’s campaign.
Further, argues Willie, Toni, for quite some time, did not report the contribution- in violation of the IL campaign finance laws.
Wilson argues Preckwinkle has YET ANOTHER integrity problem because she told IL citizens she wanted to be Cook County Board President and is being paid now to perform those functions. But, Toni is using her time instead to run for Mayor, argues Wilson.
So, why should voters, says Willie, believe anything Preckwinkle says. That is Wilson’s argument as to why voters will pick him over Preckwinkle.
Similarly, Willie Wilson argues that both Bill Daley and Gery Chico have been practicing pay to play and helping to run the Chicago political machine as a part of the Burke Four team for a long time. So, he says, there is no way they can be reformers and they will be rejected by the voters.
Wilson argues he is 99% self-financed and will put into the campaign, as a self-made millionaire, whatever it takes to win. Because he is self-financed, Wilson argues he is “Not bought,” UNLIKE the Burke 4, who he says were bought by Burke, the unions, companies and other individuals who give them big money.
Wilson says he was instrumental in passing a law that was supposed to give accused non-violent offenders a “2nd Look,” in terms of having a hearing to reduce their bail. Wilson accuses Preckwinkle of not doing her job as Cook County Board Pres. to make sure the 2nd Look law is judicially enforced.
Wilson argues Lightfoot, appointed by Emanuel to the Police Board, is a “Friend of Rahm,” and therefore is an enemy of Chicago’s citizens.
Wilson argues he has been speaking out against Rahm for years, but Lori and other candidates are “Johnny come latelys,” to the fight for reform.
Wilson argues Lori Lightfoot, appointed by Rahm to the Chicago Police Board, never said a word against him BEFORE THIS CAMPAIGN.
Wilson says Lori was bought, even though she now claims she is “Unbought.”
Wilson says Lightfoot has to come off the “Plantation,” now that Rahm resigned and get “Out of Wilson’s way,” since he, unlike Lori, was never bought.
Willie was endorsed for Mayor by a large segment of the Chicago and Cook County Republicans, in large part because Wilson was perceived to be “Unbought and unbossed.”
Show host Berkowitz asks Willie about the Chicago Taxpayers’ share of the State’s unfunded pensions, as well as the Chicago unfunded pensions, totalling to $150 billion.
Wilson says the solution to the unfunded pensions is a Chicago casino, legalization and taxing of Marijuana and opening up the old Meigs airport facility- and, says Willie, that would give you “3 or 4 billion dollars.”
Wilson contends lowering taxes in Chicago will bring back revenue by re-attracting businesses and people to Chicago, giving it even more revenue. So will eliminating mis-management of the City.
Wilson discusses re-vitalizing south and west side neighborhood economic development that has been “Left behind,” for decades.”
Wilson says he can negotiate reductions with unions on city pension benefits without amending the Constitution.
Wilson would fix CPS schools with more technology.
Wilson would give West and South sides their share of City contracts and would give tax breaks to big and small companies to attract jobs to Chicago.
Wilson’s solution to violence is jobs and economic equality.
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