Made In Chicago
William Harris Lee and Company has grown to become the world’s largest and most respected maker of fine stringed instruments.
Kay Giglio began making candy over 50 years ago.
It started with five Chicago friends four years ago.
Church and Chapel Metal Arts is a family-owned company that makes funeral equipment, including some uniquely shaped urns.
Unlike most business owners, Holly and John Schmid wish their market weren’t growing as fast as it is.
Got a ragtop? Then Jim Eldred is your man.
The owner says the Blue Star chain dates back to 1917 and used to have dozens of auto parts stores.
The next big thing in pastry, the diet-busting cronut, has begun to appear at a handful of Chicago bakeries.
It’s not your father’s tailgate party.
It’s known as the boat that knows how to have the most fun.
David Rice and Alison Vesely started First Folio Theatre as a backyard summer theater company.
Phillip’s Flowers converted an old roller rink into a floral distribution and preparation center.
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.
Some of the workers who staged a sit-in until they obtained severance checks from the old Republic Windows and Doors are back in business as owners.
Since it launched in 2005, Chicago Children’s Theatre has been providing a unique experience for young audiences.
Have you ever wondered how that lasagna, or that spaghetti is made? Take one look inside Foulds pasta in Libertyville and you’ll get a lesson in the art of pasta.
The largest film studio outside of Chicago is on the West Side.
For Lynn Sapp, ice cream is the family business.
Rob Shindler is a lawyer who makes sure people know how to read as a volunteer with Literacy Chicago where students have all sorts of motivation.
The Newberry Library is full of stories.