Made In Chicago
Tucked away in an industrial area near Midway International Airport, high-end, heavy-duty forklifts are assembled one at a time at Hoist Liftruck.
The sewing machines are on overdrive inside a West Side warehouse as workers piece together the latest product taking the green world by storm.
You’ve seen the lines around the block and you’ve smelled the caramel, and now, WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody has the story of the new Garrett Popcorn shop.
In a 100-year-old loft building with a skyline view of the South Loop, Picassos, Paschkes and old family heirlooms come through the door at the Graphic Conservation Company for expert restoration.
Decorating your home for the holidays can be a nightmare, and climbing ladders and overloading outlets can be downright dangerous, taking those tasks off your hands is where Kelly Fitzsimmons and her crew at Light Up Your Holidays come in.
The DuPage Woodworkers Club began making handmade holiday toys for good boys and girls six years ago. Now, business is booming.
The sound and smell of freshly-popped popcorn leaves you with no doubt about where you are before you even enter Mother Butter’s Popcorn and Confectionary, at 17 W. 35th St. just west of State Street.
John Mooncotch Sr., 86, founded LaGrange Crane Service in 1964, and his business continues to live by the slogan, “If you can’t get it up, we’ll get it up for you.”
Inside a dark warehouse basement on Chicago’s West side, a group of believers gather and scatter in hopes of connecting with the other side.
At Chicago Marine Towing & Salvage, they’ve been towing boats and pulling stuff off the bottom of Lake Michigan for 155 years, and they’re still going.
For more than four decades, Virgil C. Johnson has been dressing the actors and actresses who grace Chicago’s stages.
While the rest of Chicago is sure to be piled in snow this winter, a garden on the West Side will still be green — and producing sprouts and wheat grass.
Ninety-two years after its founding, Drehobl stained glass is still made in Chicago.
For over half a century, Gus Lukis, 82, has been waking up before dawn to fix broken soles and rundown heels in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
In a kitchen just north of Lincoln Square, Lauren Pett whips up sweets for Rich Chocolates and Candies.
Adam Clark tows spare parts to broken bikes behind his own bicycle, which is the mobile headquarters for his service – Pedal to the People.
Inside a 130,000-square-foot facility in Oak Brook, thousands of students from across the world take part in Hamburger University.
Jerome Hopkins of Chicago took a success story and made it a failure.
For more than 40 years, the Bradford Group in Niles, and its Ashton-Drake doll-making division, have been turning out commemorative dolls, coins, plates and other collectibles.
Need a rubber chicken? Want to be schooled in the art of illusion? Has “Mr. Ash” got the store for you. Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports.