Made In Chicago

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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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

Made In Chicago: Keelan Rogue

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


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.



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.


Mike and Kay Giglio. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: Kay’s Candies

Kay Giglio began making candy over 50 years ago.


Halsted Vodka. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Halsted Vodka

It started with five Chicago friends four years ago.


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.


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.


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

Made In Chicago: The Top Store

Got a ragtop? Then Jim Eldred is your man.


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.


A cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid. (File Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Made In Chicago: Alliance Bakery Cronuts

The next big thing in pastry, the diet-busting cronut, has begun to appear at a handful of Chicago bakeries.


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Made In Chicago: E3 VIP Caters Upscale Tailgate Parties

It’s not your father’s tailgate party.

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Tiki Boat (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Tiki Boat

It’s known as the boat that knows how to have the most fun.


Made In Chicago: First Folio Theatre

David Rice and Alison Vesely started First Folio Theatre as a backyard summer theater company.


CBS 2 asked experts to evaluate flowers from independents and big-box retailers. (CBS)

Made In Chicago: Phillip’s Flowers

Phillip’s Flowers converted an old roller rink into a floral distribution and preparation center.