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By Chinta Strausberg

Mayoral hopeful Dr. Willie Wilson Wednesday held a press conference at his downtown home challenging all candidates to buy media ads from African American for the upcoming February 24, 2015 municipal elections.

Wilson said he wants to be fair with his media buys and that all too often political candidates take the African American vote for granted and spend millions of dollars with non-African American media outlets.

In challenging candidates to support the black press, Dr. Wilson said, “I am going to lead by example.” Wilson then met with several editors of the black press and purchased political ads.

He was asked how would Chicago be a better city. Wilson said he would not be closing any schools, would fire the top cop replacing him with four superintendents “to be closer to the people,” and “get rid of these darn red light” speed traps.

More important, he would sell the 50 shuttered schools for $1 to interested persons who would launch economic development plans such as trades. This, he said, would spur economic growth he says is needed in Chicago. “We will let the community decide how many school will open up,” said Dr. Wilson.

Dr. Wilson said he would reduce the taxes and give incentives to companies as opposed to higher gas taxes that force people to drive to Indiana just to purchase cheaper gas. That, he said, is “bad business.”

Dr. Wilson wants a more integrated city of Chicago and one where people would get to know one another thereby breaking down the walls of segregation and racism.

Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host. You can e-mail Strausberg at: Chintabernie@aol.com.

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