CHICAGO (WLS) -- Gov. Pat Quinn declared Wednesday Jackie Robinson West Championship Day in Illinois.
Quinn was one of several speakers at the JRW rally at Jackie Robinson Park. He read a letter from Rachel Robinson, Jackie's widow.
"I have been following your tremendous march to the Little League World Series and am so proud of you and the entire Jackie Robinson Team," she wrote. "Thank you for upholding my husband Jack's, your namesake's legacy, through your hard work, dedication and excellent teamwork."