Willie Wilson, a philanthropist and mayoral candidate in Chicago, passed a $300,000 churchgoers Sunday to help pay property taxes and other costs.
(Dr. Willie Wilson for mayor)
A millionaire businessman running for mayor in Chicago, blessed with a variety of churchgoers – and potential voters – Sunday by handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Willie Wilson, one of several Democrats, the projects, the acting mayor Rahm Emanuel, handed down from $300,000 to around 2000 believers in a Church on Chicago’s South Side Sunday morning, the aide told WGN-TV.
The raffle was under the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, orchestrated by Dr. Willie Wilson Foundation, the nonprofit announced on social media. The Foundation said it was “one of the largest property-tax-legal protection assistance” events of the year, although “seniors, the less fortunate receive a helping hand.”
Wilson allegedly a part of the donated money — a $100,000 — came from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, the reports, the event visited on Sunday, Politically. But a source said the release of these funds went directly to Wilson’s charity and Rauner aware of was the 70-year-old would trip the delivery of cash to the Church.
Rauner campaign has not yet Fox News ” request for comment Monday morning returned.
F. Scott Winslow, Wilson’s campaign manager, claims that the donations were legal because it was “absolutely” a campaign event.
“While he happens to be a candidate, he was a philanthropist for 30 years,” Winslow WGN is told that he donated over $500,000 since announcing his mayoral bid.
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“We watched the people of the land taxes for years,” Wilson told the Chicago Sun-Times, saying it is “a normal thing for me.”
He said part of the money was in the form of checks cut by the Foundation, but he also delivered to the cashier, because some people do not have Bank accounts.
“I have money with me, only you give it,” Wilson told the newspaper. “We don’t know, turn it off. We give what we can give.”
Sunday’s event was criticized by some Chicago legislators.
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“Check this out, said if you have to ask, why are Illinois politicians are often a national joke,” state Rep. David McSweeney, a Republican, in the social media. “How can Willie Wilson, a candidate for mayor of Chicago, in CASH, literally out of your hands at a public event? That is so wrong!”
Check this out, if you have to ask, why are Illinois politicians are a national joke. How can Willie Wilson, a candidate for mayor of Chicago, literally from the hand of CASH, at a public event? That is so wrong!
Rep. David McSweeney (@1980reagan) July 22, 2018
State Rep., Emanuel Chris Welch, a Democrat, is accused of vote buying Rauner with Wilson”.”
“The handing over of cash in the Black Church,” he said. “How about the creation of jobs, dude!”
What the hell is that? Is Bruce Rauner with Willie Wilson, and Corey Brooks to buy the votes??? The handing over of cash in the Black Church. Smh! Such as the creation of jobs, dudes! https://t.co/gy5lACDRib
— Emanuel Chris Welch (@RepChrisWelch) July 22, 2018
Rauner, who faces an investor and Hyatt hotel fortune heir J. B. Pritzker, in the gubernatorial elections this fall, allegedly discussed the criminal law reform, and the state has taxes, the high property, while in the Church.
“They pay the highest property taxes in America here in Chicago and the South Side and the south suburbs,” he said, according to WGN. “This is wrong. The system is broken and I’m trying to fix it.”
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.