Makers Madness.

The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois.

We make a lot of amazing and innovative products in Illinois, but what is the coolest thing? Maybe it’s your favorite pizza, potato chips, or candy? Large farm equipment, construction machines, or passenger vehicles? NFL football helmets, MLB bats, or sports equipment used by the NCAA? American flags or iconic red kettles? Military flashlights or gears used in space travel? The possibilities are endless!

Take a minute and nominate your favorite thing made in Illinois and then vote. Every week, we’ll narrow the list to the top 16, then eight, and then a final contest with our top four coolest products before awarding the prize on Wednesday, April 1, at a special ceremony in Springfield.

Manufacturing Matters in Illinois:

Average Wage & Benefits
IL Manufacturing Jobs
Share of IL Gross State Product
Billion in Annual Output