The Chicago Crusader - 20-09-2022 6:03 PM
"She's lost it" Mayoral hopeful Dr. Willie Wilson wasn't shocked when he received a political mailing from Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasting him for loaning his campaign another $1 million and accusing him of trying to buy this election. Initially, Wilson loaned his campaign $5 million,...Read more
CHICAGO: Arab and Muslim Americans have been the victims of “bad policies” by Chicago’s mayors over recent years but two of the leading candidates running in the Feb. 28, 2023, election vow to change that if they win.
Alderman Raymond Lopez and Dr. Willie Wilson told Arab News in separate interviews that incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot has disrespected Arab and Muslim Americans. They said she has failed the people of the city on major policies including public safety, rebuilding the economy and bringing people together.
Lopez said that whoever becomes mayor of America’s third largest city, “must fight for everyone’s dream.” They also blasted Lightfoot’s predecessor, Rahm Emanuel, who was named last year by President Joe Biden as the US ambassador to Japan.Read more
Dr. Willie Wilson on why he is running for mayor ‘I’m running to try to help the citizens of Chicago’
Dr. Willie Wilson joins Steve Dale to talk about his campaign to run for mayor. Dr. Wilson talks about why he chose to run for mayor, his plans to fight crime, and more. Listen Here
On the first day Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her challengers could circulate nominating petitions, Wilson told the Sun-Times he is prepared to devote another $3 million to the race — for a grand total of $9 million.
Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson asked a judge on Monday to block Chicago from eliminating 121 neighborhood polling places.Read more
Willie Wilson files federal lawsuit to block Chicago Board of Elections from consolidating precincts
Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson argues it will confuse Chicago voters, depress turnout in the Nov. 8 general and Feb. 28 mayoral and aldermanic elections and “disparately impact racial and/or ethnic voting blocs.”
In a news release, he cited the pain of “soaring inflation” and noted that “lower income families spend approximately 77% of their income on necessities.”
“I see and hear the pain of my fellow citizens and I must help,” Wilson was quoted as saying.
These days, hardly a week goes by when he isn’t making a new handout to voters.
“Dr. Wilson has personally donated $1 million to help people who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” his news release claimed. “Also, he has donated $2 million to help 1,000 churches. He has committed $5.2 million for free gas and food.”
Wilson is determined to turn the tide of voter apathy before the February mayoral election, which will be his second attempt to win the office.
Millionaire businessman Willie Wilson on Thursday launched a massive voter registration drive with the ambitious goal of adding 1 million new voters to the Chicago rolls by the Feb. 28 mayoral and aldermanic election.
Voter turnout for the mayoral election in February 2019 was 35.4%, or 560,701 of Chicago’s 1.58 million registered voters.. Turnout dropped to 33% for the runoff, which Lori Lightfoot won over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.