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Made in Chicago

Made in Chicago

  • Made in Chicago: Pickwick Theatre

    September 16, 2014

    The big screen is still really big at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge. WBBM's Bob Roberts has more...
  • Made in Chicago: SpotHero

    September 9, 2014 helps drivers find parking spots and the company is based in Chicago's River North neighborhood. WBBM's Regine Schlesinger has more...
  • Made In Chicago: iFly

    September 2, 2014

    iFly is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. WBBM's Lisa Fielding has more...
  • Made in Chicago: "Anthony's Own" Fine Liqueur

    August 26, 2014

    Anthony Rodriguez is a former Chicago firefighter and arson investigator who started "Anthony's Own" Fine Liqueur and it's made in Chicago.
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    August 20, 2014 hosts events designed to make it easy, comfortable and fun to meet new people and forge friendships. WBBM's John Cody has more...
  • Made In Chicago:

    August 11, 2014 helps make end of life decisions easier for loved ones. WBBM's Bernie Tafoya has more...
  • Made In Chicago: SafeCharge

    August 4, 2014

    It's a safe place to charge your cell phone while you're out and it's made in Chicago. WBBM's Nancy Harty has more...
  • Made In Chicago: History Makers

    July 28, 2014

    History Makers wide ranging efforts to chronicle African American life crisscrossed the country, but the finished product is made in Chicago.
  • Made in Chicago: Elliot Mandel

    July 21, 2014

    As a passionate musician, Elliot Mandel has carved out a niche in Chicago's community of photographers. WBBM's Regine Schlesinger has more...
  • Made in Chicago: Killerspin

    July 14, 2014

    Killerspin ping pong club, located in the heart of Chicago's financial district, is a high energy facility filled with ping pong tables, televisions and upbeat music.
  • Made in Chicago: Al's Beef & Nancy's Pizza

    July 7, 2014

    WBBM's Bernie Tafoya takes a look at a pair of Chicago culinary institutions... Al's Beef and Nancy's Pizza.
  • Made in Chicago - Gear Technology

    June 30, 2014

    Gear Technology magazine's Michael Goldstein finds gears so fascinating he's devoted his life to writing about them.
  • Made in Chicago: Infiniteach

    June 23, 2014

    Entrepreneur Chris Flint hopes to change the world for autistic kids. Chris is the Chief Creative Officer at Infiniteach located on the 12th floor of Chicago's Merchandise Mart.
  • Made in Chicago: Diva Montell

    June 16, 2014

    She's based in Downers Grove, but Diva was born in Chicago with a name - and a talent - for singing.
  • Made in Chicago: DRIFT Eyewear

    June 9, 2014

    If you are looking for unique eyewear, get the DRIFT. DRIFT eyewear products are all made in Chicago.
  • Made in Chicago: Scottish Festival & Highland Games

    June 2, 2014

    Experience the best of Scotland without leaving home at the 28th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games, June 20-21 in suburban Itasca.
  • Made in Chicago: Grand Piano Haus

    May 29, 2014

    Grand Piano Haus has offered a wide selection of some of the world's finest pianos for over 10 years and is located just north of the city in Skokie.
  • Made in Chicago: Air Cycle

    May 19, 2014

    The Bulb Eater is used to recycle spent fluorescent lamps at facilities around the world and its built at Air Cycle's Chicagoland headquarters.
  • Made In Chicago

    May 12, 2014

    VHT Studios in Rosemont uses state-of-the-art technology to help realtors showcase properties for sale.
  • Made in Chicago: Chris Knight Creations

    May 5, 2014

    Chris Knight was trying to make his living as a photographer until almost a year ago and then came the flags. Ever since Chris Knight Creations produces handmade vintage wood flags all made in Chicago.
  • Made in Chicago: Temperance Beer Company

    April 28, 2014

    It's taken almost a century, but Evanston can once again call itself home to a Temperance movement. This time things are different and its all about the beer.
  • Made in Chicago: We'll Keep You In Stitches

    April 21, 2014

    83-year-old Betty Goldstein, owner of We'll Keep You in Stitches, turning out needlepoints and knitted items, all Made in Chicago.
  • Made in Chicago: Hoffer Plastics

    April 14, 2014

    Hoffer Plastics is a custom injection molding company, family owned since 1957, and their products are all made in south Elgin.
  • Made in Chicago: Green Sense Farms

    April 7, 2014

    Northwest Indiana-based Green Sense Farms offers fresh herbs, leafy greens and vegetables year-round and its all grown in their 30,000 square foot vertical farm.
  • Made in Chicago: 21 Songs in 6 Days

    March 31, 2014

    Chicagoan Jenny Peters is a Ukulele entrepreneur and author of the book "21 Songs in 6 Days: Learn Ukulele The Easy Way!"
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Made In Chicago: iFly Indoor Skydiving

Ever wanted to skydive but didn’t have the guts? Now’s your chance at the new iFly in Rosemont and in Naperville. “It’s a vertical wind tunnel so it basically simulates free fall. It’s for the [...]


A SafeCharge cell phone battery charging station at a Chicago bar. (Credit: Nancy Harty/CBS)

Made In Chicago: SafeCharge

It’s a safe place to charge your cellphone while you’re out. Dave Adams and a friend sketched out on a napkin an idea for what would become SafeCharge, essentially a locker for your phone, with battery chargers to accommodate any phone made in the last 16 years.


Lake Point Tower, Chicago (Credit: Elliot Mandel)

Made In Chicago: Photographer Elliot Mandel

As a passionate musician, Elliot Mandel has carved out a niche in Chicago’s community of photographers, reports Regine Schlesinger with Made in Chicago.


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Made In Chicago: Killerspin Table Tennis Club

Tucked away inside the Bank of America Building in the Loop financial district is a place to let off a little steam and get a little exercise at the same time.


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Made In Chicago: Singer Diva Montell

She’s based in Downers Grove, but Diva was born in Chicago with a name – and a talent – for singing.


A bagpiper plays his instrument during the Bag-Open International Pipeband Competition of the Scottish Festival in Xanten, western Germany. (Credit: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Made In Chicago: Scottish Festival And Highland Games

It’s a taste of Scotland in suburban Chicago, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger as the 28th annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games get underway this month.


Fritz and Jeffery Tasch at the Grand Piano Haus in Skokie. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Grand Piano Haus

For Jeffery Tasch, music is in his blood.


Artist Chris Knight. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Artist Chris Knight

Chris Knight was trying to make his living as a photographer until almost a year ago. And then came the flags.


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