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Made in Chicago

Made in Chicago

Made in Chicago

Betty Goldstein. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: Knitting Shop ‘We’ll Keep You in Stitches’

What started as a hobby has turned into a 45-year-old business for a Gold Coast woman.


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Made In Chicago: Shannon Rovers

If there’s one thing the members of the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band have down pat, it’s jokes about kilts.


Four of ten guitars donated to the Cook County Jail for the "Jail Guitar Doors" program, offering weekly guitar lessons to inmates. (Credit: CBS)

Made In Chicago: Musician Allegra Rosenberg

At 18, the Niles North High School honors student has had her music played on and covered by the BBC.


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Made In Chicago: Cleaning Product Marketer Jelmar

Alison Gutterman is the third generation of her family to run Jelmar in Skokie. The company was founded in 1967 by her grandfather and his business partner.


Keelan Andrews of Keelan Rogue. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Keelan Rogue

Keelan Andrews is the man behind the business called Keelan Rogue.


Inside Alef Sausage in Mundelein. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Alef Sausages

Alef Sausage in Mundelein was founded by Alec Mikhaylov, who came to Chicago from Ukraine in 1992.


Mike and Kay Giglio. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: Kay’s Candies

Kay Giglio began making candy over 50 years ago.


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Made In Chicago: E3 VIP Caters Upscale Tailgate Parties

It’s not your father’s tailgate party.

WBBM Newsradio–08/19/2013

Carlos Farmer works at the Anixter packaging center. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago’s Anixter Center Celebrates Nearly A Century Of Service

It might appear to be your average packaging company on Chicago’s North side, but its employees make the Anixter center different from the others.


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Made In Chicago: Chicago Children’s Theatre

Since it launched in 2005, Chicago Children’s Theatre has been providing a unique experience for young audiences.


Original Rainbow Cone owner Lynn Sapp holds a cone of the store's signature ice cream; five layers of orange sherbet, chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and Palmer House ice creams. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Rainbow Cone Celebrates 87 Years In Beverly

For Lynn Sapp, ice cream is the family business.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2013

Stuart Grannen (Photo courtesy: Architectural Artifacts)

Largest Architectural Antiques Store In The World Marks 25 Years

For 50 years, Stuart Grannen has traveled the world, looking for unique antiques. “It’s a treasure hunt every single day,” he said.

WBBM Newsradio–03/18/2013

A self-portrait of Chicago photographer Vivian Maier. (Photo courtesy: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations)

New Book To Recognize Obscure Chicago Photographer Vivian Maier

A Chicago woman who lived in obscurity is now recognized for her extraordinary legacy.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2012

The 4,000 square foot classic arcade, at 2719 W. Algonquin Road, houses about 60 machines grouped according to category. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Classic Algonquin Arcade

Want to play Pac Man, Asteroids or Donkey Kong? If you said yes, you might have been a gamer back in the 1980s.


Chicago Crime Scene Cleanup

Chicago Crime Scene Cleanup Handles Murder Scenes, Meth Labs, Hoarders

Chicago Crime Scene Clean Up is a 5-year old company that specializes in cleaning up murder and death scenes, hoarder situations and meth labs that have been discovered by police.

WBBM Newsradio–07/16/2012

Cara Health

Cara Health: Using Voice Technology To Determine Patient Needs

Cara Health started in Dublin, but has now moved to Chicago and is among the innovators at the 1871 Incubator in the Merchandise Mart.

WBBM Newsradio–07/09/2012

Hamburger University

Made In Chicago: Hamburger University

Inside a 130,000-square-foot facility in Oak Brook, thousands of students from across the world take part in Hamburger University.

WBBM Newsradio–06/13/2011

Ashod Baboorian, owner of Ash's Magic Shop. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made in Chicago: Magic Just the Trick

Need a rubber chicken? Want to be schooled in the art of illusion? Has “Mr. Ash” got the store for you. Newsradio 780′s Lisa Fielding reports.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2011

Hard Boiled Records in Roscoe Village. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Hard Boiled Records

Mark Ferguson’s Hard Boiled Records on Chicago’s North Side continues to thrive, even in an age of digital music.


Wild Blossom Meadery's Greg Fischer. (Steve Miller/WBBM Photo)

Made In Chicago: Wild Blossom Meadery

Newsradio 780′s Steve Miller visits Wild Blossom Meadery, the only business in Chicago makingwine from honey.

WBBM Newsradio–12/06/2010