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BarringtHigh School's team works their robot during FIRST Tech Challenge Illinois State Championship Illinois Institute Technology's Hermann Hall Chicago Ill.

Barrington High School's team works on their robot during the the FIRST Tech Challenge Illinois State Championship at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Hermann Hall in Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, December 8, 2012. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: December 8, 2012 5:06PM

Middle and high school students compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Illinois State Championship. 32 teams competed for the championship, held at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the winners qualify to compete in the FIRST FTC World Championship in St. Louis, Mo. on April 24-27.

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