Recipients were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, future goals, and financial need.
Illinois is committed to the development of building a highly trained workforce capable of filling future IT jobs through the strengthening of K-12 curriculum and postsecondary education opportunities.
“The courts must adapt with the times, and this is an important way to address the needs of court users,” Chief Justice Anne M. Burke said. “It is no longer realistic to ask people to leave cell phones and other electronics at home when they visit courthouses.
"Access to high-speed, reliable internet is now one of the key pillars of equity in this country," said Lt. Governor Stratton. "We must end these disparities and increase quality broadband for households and businesses across our state to ensure that every resident can tap into more resources for education, jobs, healthcare and more."