Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson will once again hand out money this week.
On July 22, the businessman gave South Side churchgoers more than $200,000 in cash and checks in what he called an attempt to help people pay Cook County property tax bills. Critics said Wilson appeared to be buying votes.
The Illinois State Board of Elections said Wilson didn’t break any campaign finance laws because the money came from his non-profit foundation and that “there was no quid pro quo.”
On Wednesday, Wilson will again give away money — this time to the first 300 people who sign up for property tax assistance on his website. Wilson said each person can receive a property tax assistance payment of up to $500.
According to a news release, the money will be distributed at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Cook County Treasurer’s Office, 118 N. Clark St.
AS REPORTED BY WGN NEWS