Willie Wilson is giving Cook County Jail inmates something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.
The former Chicago Mayoral candidate and businessman is raising over $100,000 for a massive bailout of Cook County Jail inmates charged with misdemeanors in his Thanksgiving Day Bailout Project. The Dr. Willie Wilson Foundation has already committed $50,000 to this effort and is seeking additional partnerships and support. A hundred percent of funds will go directly to bailouts, the organization says.
Wilson will discuss the Bailout Project at a press conference Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Chicago Baptist Institute, located at 5120 South King Drive along with various churches, clergy, elected officials, and community groups.