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AT&T is one of the largest private sector employers in Illinois, and we are investing considerable resources in this state, including:

  • AT&T invested more than $3 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wireline networks in Illinois between 2012-2014.
  • AT&T and its employees contributed approximately $28 million through giving programs in Illinois from 2009-2013.
  • AT&T is committed to volunteer causes in Illinois as our employees and retirees provided 850,000 hours of personal time from 2009-2013.

Paul La Schiazza
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Lincoln's Challenge Academy to Benefit from $10,000 AT&T Contribution

Posted by AT&T Illinois Team on September 30, 2015

AT&T Helps Challenge for Youth of Today Inc. Provide Necessities for Cadets in Lincoln’s Challenge

RANTOUL, Ill. — AT&T is presenting Challenge for Youth of Today Inc. with a $10,000 contribution. This will provide uniforms and recreational equipment for cadets who are in the Lincoln’s Challenge Academy program.

“We’re committed to supporting the communities we serve in Illinois,” said Chris Warwick, external affairs director, AT&T Illinois. “This contribution to Challenge for Youth for Today will help provide necessities for cadets in the Lincoln’s Challenge Academy. We’re pleased to be able to help.”

“We’re grateful to AT&T for this generous contribution to Challenge for Youth of Today Inc., and their support of Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy—a program that has helped put at-risk youth in Illinois on the right path for more than 20 years,” said Maj. Gen. William Cobetto, assistant adjutant general, Air and Commander of the Illinois Air National Guard.

The Illinois National Guard administers Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy.

AT&T Hiring 200 Employees in Chicagoland

Posted by AT&T Illinois Team on September 22, 2015
CHICAGO — AT&T today announced it is hiring up to 200 employees in Chicago and the suburbs. AT&T currently employs more than 13,000 employees throughout Illinois.“We’re...

AT&T and DIRECTV are now ONE!

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on August 28, 2015
AT&T Inc. has completed its acquisition of DIRECTV. The newly combined company — the largest pay TV provider in the United States and the world — will offer millions of people more...

AT&T Launches "Digital You" Program in Illinois

Posted by AT&T Illinois Team on August 27, 2015
Tips, Apps and Community Events Help People of all Ages Deal with Issues like Identity Theft, Cyberbullying, and Smartphone SecurityStrategies to Address Cyberbullying Discussed at Center on Halsted...

Get Your Internet Game On — Safely!

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on August 27, 2015
AT&T launches Digital You to teach you ways to help protect yourself onlineDo you know someone who claims they’re “too old” to get online? Or who has had their email...

Supporting the fight against breast cancer

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on August 26, 2015
AT&T Illinois recently announced Metropolitan Breast Cancer Task Force is the winner of an “AT&T Investing in Illinois Award.” The organization is a not-for-profit organization...

Picture Your Life; Picture How Quickly It Can Change

Posted by Paul La Schiazza on August 25, 2015
Behind the wheel, everything can change in the blink of an eye. A post, a selfie, a text, a scroll, an email — one look is all it takes. And shockingly, research we released a few weeks ago...

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