Made in Chicago

Eat Purely executive chef Sean Spradlin (left) and founder/CEO Jeremiah Green. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Eat Purely

When you walk into a warehouse on the Near West Side, you can smell and hear what’s cooking, as the employees at Eat Purely are busy preparing and packing up lunches for hundreds awaiting delivery.


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Made In Chicago: McCrone Group Analytical Lab

Founded 60 years ago and located in Westmont is a company that is under the microscope.


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Made In Chicago: Chicago Dance Therapy

It’s a Friday morning at The Brookdale Senior Living Center in Lincoln Park. About a dozen seniors gather for their weekly dance therapy program.


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Made In Chicago: Chicago Gift Box

From Jay’s potato chips to Andes mints, from Cracker Jack to giardiniera, if you’re homesick, The Chicago Gift Box is just what the doctor ordered.


Pert Cleaners

Made In Chicago: Pert Cleaners

(CBS) — Pert Cleaners in Old Irving Park is probably a lot like the dry cleaner in your neighborhood. Except Pert Cleaners has a museum of laundry and dry cleaning, like a collection of old […]


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Made In Chicago: Dainty Warrior Project

A five-year-old’s art drives the non-profit Dainty Warrior Project.


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Made In Chicago: Busy Beaver Button Company

Christen Carter is the owner of the Busy Beaver Button Company.


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Made In Chicago: Icon Modern Furniture

CHICAGO (CBS) — Rocky Levy loves a good story. “I’m a big history buff in Chicago and architecture,” he said. He also loves beautiful furniture. “I always was interested in unique things,” he said. Combine […]


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Made In Chicago: Seman Violins

Music floats through the air at Seman Violins in Skokie, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


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Made In Chicago: Olympic Signs

Drive around downtown Chicago, and you’re sure to have seen their work.


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Made In Chicago: Ork Posters

(CBS) — 32-year-old Jenny Beorkrem was born in Iowa the Quad Cities and went to college in Madison, Wisconsin. “I just wanted to be in the big city,” she said. “So I moved here as […]


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Made In Chicago: DeLorean Midwest

It’s one thing to repair a Chevy or a Ford, but where do you go to fix a DeLorean? DeLorean Midwest, in northwest suburban Crystal Lake, specializes in repairs to the classic stainless steel cars.


Al Bar platers in Wilmette have been  creating, repairing and restoring metal hardware for nearly 80 years. 
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Made In Chicago: Al Bar Platers

For nearly 80 years, the metalsmiths at Al Bar platers in Wilmette have been creating and restoring silver and other metal pieces for homes around the country, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


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Made In Chicago: Book ‘There Once Was A Camel’

They’ve been friends for years. Now, two grandmothers from Skokie are partners on a new children’s book, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


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Made In Chicago: Wondertucky Distillery & Bottling

Wondertucky Whiskey and Bourbon is created and distilled in a small, 2,000 square foot space in Woodstock.


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Made In Chicago: 20th Century TV And Stereo Center

Walking into a shop on Montrose near Ashland is walking deep into the 20th Century.


Eight years ago, Tom Maliszewski realized that growing popularity and started his own company. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Chitown Custom Cornholes

The two board, eight bag game is popular in backyards and tailgate parties across the country.


John Arnsdorff  says vinyl is the best way to listen, if you're a true music lover. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: Audio Archaeology

In this digital age, John Arnsdorff is helping music lovers listen the old-fashioned way, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


The Roselle location, it's become the oldest and largest continually operating family winery in the state, manufacturing up to 100 different kinds of wines. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Lynfred Winery

(CBS) — It’s harvest time at Lynfred Winery in Roselle. “Right now is when we’re really going into our busiest time in the wine cellar,” said Christina Anderson-Heller, marketing director for Lynfred Winery. The 24,000 […]


Ron Bliwas, left, and Dan Gelford, right. (Credit: Personal History Interviews Facebook Page)

Made In Chicago: Personal History Interviews

Ron Bliwas partnered with another Shoah Foundation veteran, videographer Dan Gelfond and they formed the company, Personal History Interviews.


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