Willie Wilson Donates $100K To His Mayoral Campaign

Craig Dellimore
April 05, 2018 - 7:30 am

WBBM Newsradio/Craig Dellimore

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson has opened the campaign spending floodgates in the race for Chicago’s highest office by giving himself $100,000. 

By donating $100,000 to his own bid for Chicago Mayor, Willie Wilson has lifted the caps on campaign contributions for all the mayoral candidates.

In a news conference at his downtown Penthouse, Wilson portrayed incumbent Rahm Emanuel as someone who ignores the desires and needs of the people.

"Chicago is going to be a city eventually, if it keeps going this way, only for the rich and the wealthy," he said. "Rahm Emanuel when he gets ready to fix a problem, he raises taxes. When I fix a problem, I manage my way through taxes."

Wilson said he would raise money, among other things, through casino gaming, taxing legalized recreational  marijuana, and reopening Meigs Field, the lakefront airport shut down by Richard M. Daley.

"I rather have jobs than a park that no one uses. We have 1,000 parks in Chicago," Wilson said.