What’s the coolest thing made in Illinois?

There are a lot of really interesting products made in Illinois, but which one is the coolest? The Illinois Manufacturing Association (IMA), in partnership with Comcast Business, has launched the third annual “Makers Madness” contest, to determine the most interesting item created in the Land of Lincoln. The nomination period for this year’s competition is open through March 20.

Last year’s winner came from suburban Cook County’s Elk Grove Village, where Termico Technologies creates a heater for traffic signals. The innovative design prevents snow and ice from freezing onto the face of the red, yellow, and green lights in traffic signals during frigid weather.

Makers Madness highlights the innovations and achievements of manufacturing in Illinois and draws attention to the vast number of creative products that are made right here in this state. The 2022 nomination form can be found on the Maker Madness website.

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