Made In Chicago

The Spartacase covering an airplane seat. (Credit: MySpartacase Facebook page)

Made In Chicago: Spartacase Seat Cover

WBBMs’ Regine Schlesinger with Made In Chicago reports on a new product, aimed at germophobes.

12/15/2014

Stasia Hawryszczuk, Dobra Bielinski & Sha Hua. (Credit: Lisa FIelding)

Made In Chicago: Delightful Pastries

(CBS) – It’s been a neighborhood bakery in Jefferson Park for more than a 100 years. For the last 16 years, Dobra Bielinski and her family have carried on the Polish tradition. “Our customers are […]

12/08/2014

Architect Paul Janicki says no expense has been spared outfitting five suites at Stone Porch by the Lake, a bed-and-breakfast in Evanston. (Credit: Bob Roberts/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Stone Porch By The Lake

Evanston’s Stone Porch by the Lake is a luxury bed-and-breakfast experience that’s been Made in Chicago. It’s the North Shore’s only lakefront bed and breakfast south of Lake Forest.

11/03/2014

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Made In Chicago: Chicago Soap Company

When you walk into Deb Kraemer’s shop and factory at Grand and Racine in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, you’re instantly greeted by a wonderful mix of aromas, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

10/27/2014

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

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