Tag Archives: Mayoral Candidate

Willie Wilson: “Every sunday I’m somewhere giving away money”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson after he’s been said to be giving away money again, this time in checks. But now a reform group has filed a complaint about Willie Wilson, saying they think he’s trying to buy his support.

Connected to Chicago (04-01-2018)

Former Independent alderman and author of the new book “The Good Fight: Life Lessons from a Chicago progressive” Dick Simpson joins the show to discuss the primary elections. Bill and Dick inquire into the discussion which include the effects of Joe Berrios being defeated, Chuy Garcia’s campaign and victory, the alderman elections, and Dick’s new book “The Good Fight: Life Lessons from a Chicago Progressive”.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times, and Franz Spielman of the Chicago Sun Times. Topics include the race for mayor, expansion at o’hare airport, and the citizenship question on the next census.

In this week’s Community Spotlight Jennifer Keiper talks with Kathy Welch. Discussed is Kathy Welch’s decision, after 20 years of raising kids at home, to re-enter the workforce. The Michigan resident took on-line courses at DePaul University in Chicago to see if IT security was really what she wanted to do and when she confirmed that it was, she took advantage of a career re-entry program being offered by Ford Motor company. After six months of training, an internship, and work with mentors, she is now involved in the security program, at Ford, making sure that company secrets are not compromised. I also discuss the career re-entry programs available in Illinois and the Chicago area as well as where to find more information on them.

Mayor Emanuel picks up endorsement of President Obama

(Chicago)  In the race for mayor, Mayor Emanuel has picked up the endorsement of his old boss, President Obama.

It would be news if President Obama did not endorse Rahm but in a new ad he does try to disarm the notion that Rahm alienates people. 

“Let’s be honest.  At times the guy can be a little hard-headed, but there’s a reason Rahm fights as hard as he does.  He loves our city.”

But challenger Chuy Garcia is arguing no surprise here, “What does it mean?  It doesn’t mean a whole lot.  I would expect the president to be loyal to a former employee.  I think all of us would do that.”

Garcia picked up the endorsement of the Independent Voters of Illinois, Independent Precinct Organization.  

Bill Cameron, 89 WLS News

Mayoral challenger Willie Wilson writes personal check for a million dollars to his campaign

                                                                  photo credit: Bill Cameron, 89 WLS News

(Chicago)  In the campaign for mayor, challenger Willie Wilson has written a personal check for a million dollars to his campaign.

Willie Wilson, who made millions with McDonald's franchises and is now selling vinyl gloves made in china, posed with his million dollar check and said the money will buy TV and radio commercials with this message, “It basically gonna show equality, compassion and friendliness.”

On the issues, Wilson said he wants to bring back Meigs Field, lower taxes and parking fees and get three out of four cops out of their patrol cars, walking the beat, “If I can walk or the citizens can walk on the bus in the cold out there, and the citizens are paying the police officers, they should be cold too.”

And Wilson said Mayor Emanuel owes him apology for challenging his nominating petitions. Rahm has dropped that challenge.  

Bill Cameron, 89 WLS News