We make a lot of amazing products here in Illinois, but which one is the coolest? Maybe it’s your favorite potato chips, pizza, or candy? Farming equipment, construction machines, or passenger vehicles? NFL football helmets or MLB bats? Iconic red kettles or American flags? The possibilities are endless.

Nominations will open in early March, and voters across Illinois will help us crown a champion.

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2021 Winner

Termico Traffic Signal Heater

Following eight weeks of rigorous competition, 311 products nominated from across the state, and over 300,000 votes cast, the Self-Regulating Traffic Signal Heater manufactured by Termico Technologies in Elk Grove Village has been declared the winner of the second annual “Makers Madness” contest, earning the title of The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois.