There are a ton of cool things that have been made right in the Stateline. Now the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association needs your help nominating the best products.

Makers Madness will take place in a March Madness bracket-style tournament. The Rockford region has a lot to offer in this category, maybe your favorite product is Mrs. Fishers Chips or it’s Nelson the iconic sock monkey. Whatever it is, send in your nomination HERE between January 27th and February 14th because voting begins February 17th. The winner will be drawn on March 24th. You can also learn about last year’s winner, Catepillar’s 797F Mining Truck.

IMA President and CEO Mark Denzler said, “Whether it’s your favorite food or beverage or vehicle, cool is in the IMA holder and we have a lot of great products made right here in Illinois that we need to celebrate.”