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Traffic signal heater wins ‘Coolest Thing Made In Illinois’ title

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Following eight weeks of competition and 311 product nominations, this years Maker's Madness winner is the Self-Regulating Traffic Signal Heater; earning the title of The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois.

It is made by Termico Technologies in Elk Grove Village.

The heater uses conductive particles to heat traffic signals so they can still be seen during the winter.

The heater got more than 300,000 votes throughout the competition. This is the second year the Illinois Manufacturers' Association has hosted the contest.

Maggie Polsean

Maggie Polsean is an anchor for 13 News Today. Born and raised in Rockford, she is excited to be back home working for the station she grew up watching. Maggie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Christian Life high school in Rockford.

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