E. J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center, 200 S. Wyman Street, built by Sjostrom & Sons, Fall 1987-1989

The original name of the State of Illinois Office Building, when it was dedicated by Governor Jim Thompson Dec. 3, 1989. Renamed the E. J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center and dedicated by Governor Jim Edgar Jan. 6, 1994. Zeke Giorgi had begun lobbying for a state building in Rockford back in 1975.

Photographed by Jean Lythgoe, November 16, 2021

Veterans Who Have Passed–Franklin E. Berg

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sept. 19, 2020.

“Hearing next month on Singer’s closure” – 2012, Recession/Recovery

Source: Rockford Register Star 7/16/2012


“Pension debt’s real-people effect moments” – 2013 Recession/Recovery

Source:  Rockford Register Star 1/14/2013


“Charity turns people away” – 2013, State delayed payment, $11M IOU

Source:  Rockford Register Star 3/25/2013