For innovations ranging from electronic finger-writing technology to environmentally responsible architecture, 10 Chicago-area organizations were named winners in the fifth annual Chicago Innovation Awards competition, the program’s creators announced in October.

The winners of the 2006 Chicago Innovation Awards, selected from more than 227 nominees, will be honored at an awards ceremony Monday, Oct. 30, at The Goodman Theatre in downtown Chicago.

USG’s Sheetrock Brand Lightweight All Purpose Joint Compound-with Dust Control was named one of the winners. The product has a special formula that binds up fine residue during sanding to form heavier particles that fall to the floor instead of clouding the air.