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Materials from the Dec. 11 Broadband Deployment Council meeting:

Help Lt. Governor Quinn honor Illinois' technology trailblazers:

Nominate a Tech Hero!

Know someone from Illinois who's shifted the tech landscape? An innovator? An entrepreneur? An engineer? A community organizer? If you know someone who's improved lives by developing technology and/or helping people use it nominate someone today!

Any technology enthusiast who lives (or has lived) in IL and who has empowered individuals and communities with technology is eligible for the honor.

Download the nomination form HERE .

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Low-Cost Laptop Testimonial

Forest Park Public School District 91 recently purchased enough low-cost laptops to equip all of the district's fifth grade classrooms. Betsy Ross Elementary school teacher Katherine Valleau tells us just how much those laptops have benefited her st

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Lt. Governor Quinn recognizes the winners of the Chicago Elementary School Netraiser Challenge

CHICAGO - January 16, 2009.  Lt. Governor Quinn presents the winners of the Chicago Elementary School Netraiser Challenge with a classroom set of low-cost laptops.

Lt. Governor Quinn launches Chicago Elementary School Netraiser Challenge

CHICAGO - September 12, 2008. Lt. Governor Quinn kicks off Netraiser Challenge, encouraging K-5 classrooms to sign up to save lives and at the same time, win free laptops.

Lt. Governor Pat Quinn salutes Illinois charities for providing 500 laptop computers to Chicago children

CHICAGO - May 16, 2008. Lt. Governor Pat Quinn joined Chicago-area children in a neighborhood community center as they learned to use brand new XO laptops, which were donated through a collaborative effort of Chicago charities and caring citizens who are committed to equipping students with laptop computers - the textbooks of the 21st century.

Lt. Governor Pat Quinn announces Children’s Low-Cost Laptop Ordinance, urges City Council to make laptop learning possible in every neighborhood

CHICAGO - May 12, 2008. Emphasizing the importance of bridging the digital divide in Illinois, Lt. Governor Pat Quinn asked the Chicago City Council Monday to consider a citizen ordinance that would make laptop learning a reality in every Chicago neighborhood.