Made In Chicago

Kathy Gemperle at the Edgewater Historical Society. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Edgewater Historical Society

The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in 1988.

06/29/2015

Ryan Weber and Paul Schulz. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: Next Level Sailing

If you’ve always dreamed of sailing in the America’s Cup yacht race, now you can get a taste of it out on Lake Michigan, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger with Made in Chicago.

06/15/2015

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Made In Chicago: Richard Bennett Custom Tailors

CHICAGO (CBS) — You could say Albert Karoll knows a thing or two about the clothing business. “I come from a third generation men’s clothing business here in Chicago. My grandfather was Herb Karoll who […]

05/25/2015

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Made In Chicago: Merit School Of Music

For decades, the non-profit Merit School of Music in the West Loop has been training the most promising musical prodigies in the city.

05/04/2015

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Made In Chicago: Egress Cremains Scattering

Susan and Dennis Martinek have been married for 33 years.

04/06/2015

Pomegranate and hazelnut chocolate bars from Veruca Chocolates. (Credit: Veruca Chocolate Facebook Page)

Made In Chicago: Veruca Chocolates

Talk about a career change, Heather Johnston says she made quite a leap from medicine to chocolates.

03/23/2015

Lanialoha is Hawaiian and spends a great deal of time there, but she was born in Ravenswood, (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Ukulele Instructor Lanialoha

In the depth of the winter cold, think of Hawaii, and warmth and the spirit of aloha.

02/23/2015

Mosaic art teacher Karen Ami(Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: The Chicago Mosaic School

Artists have been creating mosaics for 5,000 years but the only U.S. school for mosaic art is here in Chicago.

02/02/2015

The Troost family has been making memorial headstones for 125 years. (Credit: Lisa FIelding)

Made In Chicago: Peter Troost Monuments

Inside one of four warehouses in Hillside, artisans are busy etching, plotting and creating granite headstones. Each letter, each design is someone’s legacy, a family’s closure.

01/26/2015

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

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