Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Here's Some Money!

  • Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson apparently did not violate election law by handing out more than $200,000 in cash and checks Sunday to people at an event he attended with Gov. Bruce Rauner at a South Side church, according to the state elections board.

    Wilson campaign spokesman Scott Winslow said the millionaire businessman gave the money to people to help them cover the cost of their property taxes and other expenses as part of his long-standing philanthropic work through the Dr. Willie Wilson Foundation, a registered nonprofit. Wilson gave out the money Sunday at an event at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, where he was joined by Rauner.

    Speaking at an unrelated event in Wheaton on Monday, the re-election-seeking governor said he was at the church with Wilson to speak at the pastor’s request. Rauner said he gave Wilson, a friend of his, $100,000 last year and another $100,000 “in the last month or two” to help struggling families pay their property taxes but did not approve of Wilson handing out cash at the church.

    “I think the idea of handing out cash if you’re a candidate for office is outrageous,” Rauner said. “It should not happen. I learned after the fact and I was pretty upset when I heard it was going on.”
Sure, nothing like giving away money at what turned out to be a campaign event in disguise. We mean, it's not like he was giving away chickens at the polling places after the ward boss made sure you had voted for the correct democratic candidates.

Wilson obviously has to be schooled in the gentle art of the "connected bribe" usually performed via lofty promises, a few unmarked envelopes, a contract steered to certain businesses who then make "voluntary donations" to the Foundation. It's all legit.



Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

Come on, SCC - it's just "trickle down" clout.

Bribery? That's too stiff a label.

It reminds me of when the media questioned the greatn Cook County clerk Morgan Finley about why his clerks were taking money in order to "find documents in the Clerk's Office".

"Why were they taking bribes?"

Without skipping a beat, Finley said, "Those aren't bribes, gentlemen - those are tips for good service."

Ahhhh, the good ol' days when politicians were really quick on their feet - AND he was a sharp dresser as well.

7/24/2018 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Way I'm Voting for Jamal Green , Eddies Son , or how about Chance the Rapper LMAO

7/24/2018 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All elections here now boil down to, gibs me dat.

7/24/2018 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WW has been doing this for awhile. Fine. I don't condone it. Especially during an election.

If he gets busted, how does Tiny Dancer spin this against Rauner? He's playing good over the budget shit. How did that go? Chicago is a Trump free city, NOT ILLINOIS.

Not a cop.

7/24/2018 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, wa....sheit

7/24/2018 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps these are the "PAID PROTESTORS" picking up their allowance.

7/24/2018 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta admire the guy for his chutzpah.

"Buying the votes the old fashioned way", nothing fancy or secret about it. And you can bet he'll have his goon squad at the polling places making sure people put their polling sheet in the machine right.

7/24/2018 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Willie said, " I love Whiteys!"

7/24/2018 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I apply for that free $500 Universal Income, Mr. Willie? Bring some of them applications to our next church meeting and you’ll gets my vote!

7/24/2018 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It his money to give. Rahmie uses taxpayer's money to buy votes, gift cards for illegal aliens and now universal income sharing. Leave Willis alone the fix is in willie is not going to win.

7/24/2018 06:56:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Willie--my man! Gotta luv him!

7/24/2018 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote for me and I’ll set you free,
Rap on brutha, rap on.

7/24/2018 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of thoughts:

- This is a Black church and it's political season. Basically anything goes although this was a bit unorthodox
- WW was giving out cash money, but Rahm announces some new multi million dollar "project" for the "community" practically every other week. Is there really a difference?
- Rauner was there and is getting trashed more than WW. Looks like he was "punked" once again and only a few weeks after flakey and Rahm "punked" him on the Dan Ryan thing

7/24/2018 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on it's the Oprah principal.........

7/24/2018 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw it. I'm voting for good old Willie how much worse could it be maybe he'd give us free McDonald's.

7/24/2018 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he could just get “reverend” in front of Dr. he’d have the election cinched. Rev. Dr. Willie Wilson.

7/24/2018 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger mjsvetlik said...

It's been the Chicago way before Hinky Dink Keena and Bath-house John. Can I gets
some of this "gabs me dat"?

7/24/2018 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A**hole Rauner will go to an event to support Willie Wilson but won’t meet President Trump at US Steel ,a company that is doing great due to the tariffs Trump initiated? I can’t stand either of these jags running for governor!

7/24/2018 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free money for votes ploy?

Couple months ago Rahm sent a letter dated Feb 23,2018, that he has successfully increased “working famlies” homeowner exempt amounts for the 2019 tax year bill (not due until 2020?)
It’s what he’s calling a tax relief, expanded tax relief.
Rahm urges you to “take advantage of these [exemptions] IF you are eligible.
Total bullshit for anyone, especially within the + $250k home value threshold, like those upkept abodes on the far NW side.
Unfair tax rates vs. market values and bizarre equalized values offset any savings every time.

Crooked washed up nepotistic assessor Barrios and Rahm tried to buy some quick votes with that bs.

So is what Willie is doling out nothing more than a redistribution of his Foundation money, funds that were donated from others?
Will Rahm find a way to placate the highly reassessed NW side homeowners, besides with a few miles of replaced streets and new sewer lines?
It’s not likely and not with the taxpayer pin money he controls.
He’s has a old buddy in need of a liberry to be built with more infrastructure costs than that of any bordering suburban town.

Consider Vallas or Gmac for Chicago mayor (mostly Vallas).
It’s a vote I think Rahm will pay for.

7/24/2018 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If McCarthy gives me five bucks, I will vote for him.

7/24/2018 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you mean we don't have to turn in guns for free cash anymore? Just show up and vote for this batshit crazy dude or uncle willie...

7/24/2018 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to give him credit he digs into his own pockets to give away his money,while rahm digs into taxpayers "our" money to buy votes from illegals,and pandering to thugs! Rahm should be in jail,willie he is harmless,goofy but harmless where rahm is extremely detrimental to honest law abiding citizens and police!

7/24/2018 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toss some money my way !!!!!!

7/24/2018 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Come on it's the Oprah principal.........

7/24/2018 07:40:00 AM

Funny shit.

Remember the time when the Oprah studio audience
all won "free" new cars?

>Audience Cheering<

M/Fers were SALTY as fuck when they found out they were
one the hook for the sales taxes on those "free" new cars.

>Audience Booing<

We laughed for DAYS at that stupid shit.

Pretty much the same thing with the
Willie Wilson money giveaway.

Why does remembering the show
"Win Ben Stein's Money" make us
laugh uncontrollably now?

7/24/2018 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s peanuts look over here behind the curtain $1 billion they have stolen from people!

Cook County TIF districts bring in $1 billion


Just think $1 billion, they will use this morning to start another Democratic voter movement to pander to the criminals and the felons in order to buy more votes for the Democratic Party to stay in power and keep taking and taking filling their packets as the taxpayers are overwhelmed as crime is out of control, the police department is decimated the criminals get whatever they want this city is giving multimillion dollar payouts to criminals and Their families. It’s amazing all this money and absolutely no federal audit no federal and interventions the crime Cabell just keeps going on and on on encumbered doing whatever they want with our money what a bunch of thieves

7/24/2018 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Tess Tosterone said...

Buckle up.
It's going to be a bumpy ride.

7/24/2018 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And there's more where that came from"......W. Wilson
R. Emanuel

7/25/2018 06:54:00 AM  

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