Made In Chicago

Carlos Farmer works at the Anixter packaging center. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago’s Anixter Center Celebrates Nearly A Century Of Service

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.


Made In Chicago: New Era Windows Co-Op

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/20/2013

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Made In Chicago: Chicago Children’s Theatre

Since it launched in 2005, Chicago Children’s Theatre has been providing a unique experience for young audiences.


Foulds Pasta.

Libertyville Pasta Company Celebrates 128 Years

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.


Summer Movie lead

Made In Chicago: Cinespace Chicago Studios

The largest film studio outside of Chicago is on the West Side.


Original Rainbow Cone owner Lynn Sapp holds a cone of the store's signature ice cream; five layers of orange sherbet, chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and Palmer House ice creams. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Rainbow Cone Celebrates 87 Years In Beverly

For Lynn Sapp, ice cream is the family business.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2013


Made In Chicago: Literacy Chicago

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.


A letter from Washington Hall to his wife, Jemima. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Made In Chicago: Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is full of stories.


The Chicago Teacher Store (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

Made In Chicago: Chicago Teacher Store

Ever wonder where teachers get the supplies they need to decorate their classroom and educate their students?


Made In Chicago: Home To Roost

Home To Roost helps folks raise chickens in the city.


Made In Chicago: Clayco

Made in Chicago: Clayco.


Made In Chicago: Wurst Kitchen Sausage

Made in Chicago with the Wurst Kitchen Sausage Company in Aurora.


The Onion

Made In Chicago: A Skewed View Of The News

With tongue firmly in cheek, the Onion serves up wacky news every day on its website and in its newspaper.


Co-owner John Wray and "Roundy" of Green Paws Chicago.

Made In Chicago: Green Paws Chicago Bonds With Pets

On any given day, a walker from Green Paws Chicago can likely be seen taking a trip around the block with a four legged friend.


Made In Chicago: W.S. Darley Co.

For more than 100 years, W.S. Darley Co. has been supplying first responders with all sorts of products, from safety gears, to pumps and fire trucks.


Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tours. (Credit: Chicago Hauntings Facebook Page)

Made In Chicago: Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tours

It’s been said that Chicago is one of America’s most haunted cities.



Made In Chicago: Katherine Anne’s Confections

Katherine Anne Duncan’s delicious confections were inspired by her experiences growing up on a Wisconsin farm.


Made In Chicago: Heartland Alliance Refugee Services

Made In Chicago: Heartland Alliance Refugee Services, in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood, provides assistance for foreigners who have relocated in Chicago.


A self-portrait of Chicago photographer Vivian Maier. (Photo courtesy: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations)

New Book To Recognize Obscure Chicago Photographer Vivian Maier

A Chicago woman who lived in obscurity is now recognized for her extraordinary legacy.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2012

The 4,000 square foot classic arcade, at 2719 W. Algonquin Road, houses about 60 machines grouped according to category. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Classic Algonquin Arcade

Want to play Pac Man, Asteroids or Donkey Kong? If you said yes, you might have been a gamer back in the 1980s.