Booker Washington Center Names Library After Chuck Jefferson

ROCKFORD – Former Illinois representative and Winnebago County board member Chuck Jefferson is known for his commitment to Rockford and the 67th District. Saturday, those close to Jefferson wanted to share their thanks. The historic Booker Washington Center opened up a new library filled with books on African-American history. They named it after Rockford’s first African-American to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives — who they say has made a large impact city-wide.

The Chuck Jefferson Library was created in an effort to reconnect residents with African-American history and heritage. Jefferson says its an honor for him to receive this kind of recognition from a center that means so much to him.

“I’ve supported Booker all the years I’ve been here in Rockford,”…

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