Giorgi, E. J. “Zeke”; Alderman

Representative 68th District State of Illinois 112 So. 2nd St.

Source: 1987 Rockford City Directory

Mayoral Candidate 1969. Known as the Father of the Illinois State Lottery, elected to Illinois House. Born 1921, Rockford. Graduated from Washington and Lee University , U.S. Army Intelligence, WWII, re-elected to Illinois House 14 times. Died 10/24/1993, age 72

Source: Rockford Big Town Little City, p 102 977.331 C973r

Giorgi, Amadeo A.

& Marilyn busn. rep. United Food and Commercial Workers Union :pca; No 1540 h1529 Victoria Ave.

Source: 1987 Rockford City Directory

Source: Rockford Register Star 5/19/2013


Owner of Maria’s [Restaurant] May Open New Restaurant – 2016

Chuck Sweeny

Source:  Rockford Register Star May 17, 2016


Mayor Charles Box, Zeke Giorgi – 1999 article

Box and Giorgi

Text: Charles Box became a three-term mayor despite Zeke Giorgi’s oft-repeated contention that the community was “too racist” to elect an African-American as chief executive of the city.  Giorgi seemed gripped by lingering bitterness over his own failed bid for the mayoralty 30 years earlier, which he blamed on anti-Italian prejudice.

Source: Rockford Register Star, Dec. 12, 1999 article