‘Chuy’ Garcia promises Friday release of financial plan

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CHICAGO -- When asked Thursday about his financial plan for the city, Mayoral candidate Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia again told reporters to just wait.

"I hope that you've been reading the papers and watching television reports," he said. "We will be releasing a plan tomorrow, and of course all of you are invited to come."

Garcia's comments came at a South Side news conference where he enthusiastically accepted the endorsement of former Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. Wilson officially announced his endorsement of Garcia in the April 7 runoff election against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Wilson said he would try to deliver votes for Garcia but probably would not be donating to his campaign fund. Delivering votes is something Garcia definitely needs and Wilson did very well in the February election, getting about 10 percent of the vote.

"Some things that we agree on, most that we do, and I feel confident that he would put the right people around him," Wilson said at the news conference this morning at the Chicago Baptist Institute, 5120 South King Drive.

Wilson says he met with both candidates and other elected officials before making his decision.  He says he went with Garcia because he did not see any movement from the Emanuel administration on reopening some schools, ending the red light camera program altogether, or how the city contracts are decided.

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