Responding to what his mayoral campaign called an investigation by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, a defiant Willie Wilson on Thursday defended his recent cash giveaways and said there’s “nothing wrong” with his charitable foundation’s paperwork. […]
Noting he was raised in the Jim Crow South, Wilson said, “I’m just tired of white people telling me what to do.” […]
Wilson’s campaign called the news conference Thursday to respond to what the attorney general’s office has said is a request for information, not an investigation. […]
Former alderman and state Sen. Rickey Hendon spoke alongside Wilson on Thursday and said he’s advised him to stop giving away money while this controversy swirls. Wilson said he’d stop the “foundation flow” after Sept. 1 but will continue giving cash out of his own pocket.
A Wilson spokesman promised to file the paperwork weeks ago.