NEXT AT 10, THE URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MADISON SAYS.
IT QUESTIONED HOW ITS PRESIDENT USED THE NON-PROFIT'S
-- MICHELLE --
KALEEM CAIRE ANNOUNCED HIS RESIGNATION THIS WEEK,
BUT HE AND THE LEAGUE SAID IT DIDN'T HAVE TO DO WITH
THIS LATEST ALLEGATION.
JENNIFER HOFF CONTINUES OUR COVERAGE FROM THE URBAN
JENNIFER HOFF/REPORTING says, The Urban League's chairman
says while Caire didn't do anything illegal, he did
make mistakes and along with Caire's recent health
concerns, he decided it was time to resign..:52
THE URBAN LEAGUE.
HAS BEEN A LONGTIME MADISON STAPLE, AND FOR FOUR OF
KALEEM CAIRE HAS BEEN AT ITS HELM.
KALEEM CAIRE NATS says, Because they don't take us
HIS MOST NOTABLE FIGHT AS ITS PRESIDENT, WAS FOR A
CHARTER SCHOOL GEARED TOWARD MINORITY STUDENTS.
THE CITY'S SCHOOL BOARD VOTED DOWN IN 2011.
WADE HARRISON/ULGM CHAIRMAN says, He's done fantastic
things here, we've had a little bump along the road,
but that's not what led to this separation, it's a
much broader issue..:41
QUESTIONS AROSE AT THE START OF THE YEAR OVER WHETHER
CAIRE WAS USING THE LEAGUE'S CREDIT CARDS IN THE BEST
WADE says, There can be appropriate business expenses
where in terms of utilizing an organization's resources
that the board may feel a better way is to do 'x'
and 'y' was done is primarily what we're talking about
WHEN CAIRE ANNOUNCED HIS RESIGNATION.
HARRISON DIDN'T INITIALLY MENTION FINANCIAL CONCERNS.
INSTEAD, CAIRE EXPLAINED HE WAS STEPPING DOWN.
IN PART, BECAUSE OF HIS HEALTH.
HE POSTED ABOUT WORKING LONG DAYS, TWO HEART ATTACK
SCARES AND GAINING WEIGHT.
WADE says, Frankly, our handling of the separation
from a news media may have not been ideal, what we're
really worried about is maintaining the integrity
of the Urban League and keeping Kaleem's integrity
intact because he sacrificed a ton..:31
JENNIFER says, Kaleem has made public comment on social
media sites since the news broke Monday, but he hasn't
returned my phone calls, instead directing all media
interview requests to board members.
In Madison, Jennifer Hoff for WISC TV News 3..:14
HARRISON SAID THE BOARD IS CHANGING ITS CREDIT CARD
AND IT'S PUTTING TOGETHER A SEARCH COMMITTEE TO FIND
WHOSE LAST DAY IS MARCH 31st.