Made In Chicago

Made In Chicago: The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus has been around for 31 years and through the years, it has changed.

09/22/2014

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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 […]

09/01/2014

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.

08/04/2014

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.

07/21/2014

Diva Montell. (Credit: DivaMontell.com)

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.

06/16/2014

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.

05/27/2014

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.

04/21/2014

Rhine Hall Distillery makes Austrian style brandy, based on a Solberg family recipe. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

West Town Distillery Wants To Make Brandy The Next Big Drink

“Everyone else is focusing on whiskeys, vodkas, gins; and so we’re really sticking with our roots with what we know how to make best,” said Jenny Solberg, owner of Rhine Hall Distillery.

03/24/2014

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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.

03/17/2014

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.

03/10/2014

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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.

03/03/2014

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

Made In Chicago: Keelan Rogue

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

01/27/2014

Margie Korshak (Credit: Facebook)

Made In Chicago: Margie Korshak Public Relations

For 45 years, the name Margie Korshak has been linked to many of Chicago’s biggest events.

01/13/2014

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Made In Chicago: William Harris Lee Company

William Harris Lee and Company has grown to become the world’s largest and most respected maker of fine stringed instruments.

12/02/2013

Mike and Kay Giglio. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: Kay’s Candies

Kay Giglio began making candy over 50 years ago.

11/25/2013

Halsted Vodka. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Halsted Vodka

It started with five Chicago friends four years ago.

11/18/2013

Frank Taddeo of Church and Chapel Metal Arts. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Church and Chapel Metal Arts

Church and Chapel Metal Arts is a family-owned company that makes funeral equipment, including some uniquely shaped urns.

10/21/2013

Made In Chicago: Best Alzheimer’s Products

Unlike most business owners, Holly and John Schmid wish their market weren’t growing as fast as it is.

10/07/2013

Top Store President, Owner Jim Eldred. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: The Top Store

Got a ragtop? Then Jim Eldred is your man.

09/30/2013

Blue Star Auto Store. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Blue Star Auto Store

The owner says the Blue Star chain dates back to 1917 and used to have dozens of auto parts stores.

09/02/2013

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