JT’s Bourbon Street hosts Black History event Feb. 25

Staff Report

Saturday, Feb. 25, JT’s Bourbon Street Grille will host its Sixth Annual Black History Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. at the restaurant, 1407 N. Main St., Rockford.

Guest speakers will include State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, former Rockford Ald. Victory Bell, Winnebago County Board members L.C. Wilson and Georgeanne Duckett, NIMCA members Craig Sockwell and Ron Moore, with a special honorary award to Rockford Ald. Linda McNeely, who stood up for the rights of a citizen.

In 2008, when the Rockford City Council voted to rescind JT’s Bourbon Street Grille’s liquor license, McNeely stood up out of her chair and said, “Don’t you all take that man’s license!”

JT’s Bourbon Street Grille owner Anthony S. Foreman promises to make his “phenomenal” buffet starting with prime rib.

This event is open to the public, and families are encouraged to attend. Cost of the buffet is $8. Foreman wishes to thank all of those who supported him over the years.

For more information, call (815) 964-4400.

From the Feb. 22-28, 2012, issue

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