SPRINGFIELD – Following eight weeks of rigorous competition, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association will announce Wednesday the winner of the fourth annual “Makers Madness” contest, a bracket-style tournament in which the public voted on which product deserves the 2023 title of The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois.

The announcement will be made at 11 a.m. at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield.

Will this year’s winner be The Drug Terminator by Elastec in Carmi, 17th Street Barbecue Sauces made by 17th Street Barbecue in Murphysboro, the 77GHz Radar for Driver’s Assistance and Automated Driving made by Hella Electronics Corp. in Flora or the Rosenberg Moon Habitat manufactured by Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc. in Rockford.

Stay tuned because when the winner is announced, we’ll let you know.