On February 26th the Makers Madness Contest from the Illinois Manufactures Association began the Coolest Thing Made in Illinois Contest.
There were 260 products initially nominated and now the final four have been chosen. One of those is made in Sterling. It is The Clipper made by Wahl Clipper Corp.
The other three are Beer Nuts Bar Mix made by Beer Nuts in Bloomington, Functional Hand from Thera-Solutions LLC in Elmhurst and the Caterpillar 797F Large Mining Truck from Caterpillar Inc. in Decatur.