News

Willie Wilson Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Chicago 2019

Dr. Willie Wilson Announces 2019 Mayoral Bid

"Chicago is bleeding jobs, citizens and hope. The present administration doesn't know how to stop this but I can and will as the next mayor of our great city of Chicago," Dr. Wilson referring to high unemployment and the thousands of Chicagoans who are leaving the city for better lives elsewhere wants to give the voters a man with a plan for gainful employment, safer streets, better schools, entrepreneurial opportunity and real hope for ALL of Chicago's citizens. Dr. Wilson's word to all those that have left the city, "help me become mayor so Chicago can be your home again."

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Dr. Wilson gives $20,000 check to former Cook County Jail inmates to start own business

DR. WILLIE WILSON PRESENTING a $20,000 ceremonial check to Centers for New Horizons, an organization which funds business startups.

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader

When humanitarian business icon Dr. Willie Wilson gave away $200,000 on Dr. King’s birthday, he included a $20,000 check to a group of former Cook County Jail detainees looking for a second chance on life.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Willie Wilson for Mayor Launches New Website

 

Add your reaction Share

Businessman Willie Wilson to spend $15K bailing out Cook County inmates

Call him "Wilson the liberator."

Erstwhile mayoral candidate Willie Wilson — who also took a quixotic run at the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year — says he's going to Cook County Jail on Thursday with $15,000 in his pocket to bail out as many misdemeanor inmates as he can.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Bill aims to keep non-violent offerders out of jail

For months Dr. Willie Wilson has bailed out dozens of people who have languished in the Cook County Jail for misdemeanor offenses because they could not afford the bond. Wilson recently learned support may be on the way in the form of a legislative solution not only in Chicago, but also throughout the state.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Pastor Patterson and the Baptist Pastor's Conference of Chicago & Vicinity along with Dr. Wilson attended their Annual Banquet on Friday

Add your reaction Share

Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis’ new bill pushes back on money bail

During a recent press conference on Capitol Hill, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) said that at any given time there are roughly 500,000 people sitting in local jails waiting for their day in court.

“These are people who have been charged with a crime, but are not convicted,” said Davis. “Many of the people waiting in jail are forced to wait simply, because they cannot afford to post bail.”

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Rep. Davis introduces bail reform bill

CHICAGO BUSINESSMAN AND philanthropist Dr. Willie Wilson (at podium) gives remarks during a press conference about Rep. Danny Davis’ “Bail Fairness Act of 2018” on Capitol Hill as Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) looks on. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor)

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Dr WIlson To Give Out 200000 to honor King

 

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 89th birthday, humanitarian Dr. Willie Wilson is holding a press conference Monday, January 15, 2018, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 754 E. 77th St. where he is giving more than $200,000 of his personal money to those in need.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Some Say Willie Wilson Is Ready To Challenge Emanuel In Mayor’s Race

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Some supporters are using a new poll to set the stage for another possible campaign for mayor by businessman Willie Wilson.

Rags-to-Riches businessman, Wilson placed third, behind Chuy Garcia, in the last mayoral election. And supporter Rev. Ira Acree says a poll by victory research shows the Mayor Rahm Emanuel is vulnerable, which could convince Wilson to run.

Read more
Add your reaction Share