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Meet the makers, the creators, and the artisans of Illinois.

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Meet the makers, creators, artisans of Illinois—the craftspeople, artists, family-owned businesses, small-batch breweries, distilleries, foodies, and farmers that make Illinois thrive. Interested in becoming a Maker? See the Criteria and Nominate a New Maker here[/illinois-made/illinois-made-criteria/].

Illinois Made

Are you up for handcrafted?

Meet the makers, creators, artisans of Illinois—the craftspeople, artists, family-owned businesses, small-batch breweries, distilleries, foodies, and farmers that make Illinois thrive.

Interested in becoming a Maker? See the Criteria and Nominate a New Maker here.

  • Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery

    Do peaches go with fried green tomatoes? Find out at a creative Illinois farm dinner.

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    Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery

    Do peaches go with fried green tomatoes? Find out at a creative Illinois farm dinner.

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  • Cafe Tola

    A blending of delicacies in a Lakeview venue with colorful Mexican pizzazz and an adventurous menu of daily crafted homemade empanadas and wickedly-delicious coffees guaranteed to rock your world.

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    Cafe Tola

    A blending of delicacies in a Lakeview venue with colorful Mexican pizzazz and an adventurous menu of daily crafted homemade empanadas and wickedly-delicious coffees guaranteed to rock your world.

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  • The 200 Acres

    This Illinois Made family farm, first homesteaded by the McDonald family of Scotland in 1859, is the penultimate destination for the harvest and Halloween seasons, where kids — and kids at heart — arrive every weekend by the carload in search of the real Great Pumpkin.

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    The 200 Acres

    This Illinois Made family farm, first homesteaded by the McDonald family of Scotland in 1859, is the penultimate destination for the harvest and Halloween seasons, where kids — and kids at heart — arrive every weekend by the carload in search of the real Great Pumpkin.

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  • Prairie Fire Glass

    In the small town of Monticello, you’ll find one of the finest glassblowers this side of the Mississippi. Heck, on either side of the Mississippi.

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    Prairie Fire Glass

    In the small town of Monticello, you’ll find one of the finest glassblowers this side of the Mississippi. Heck, on either side of the Mississippi.

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  • Sleepy Creek Vineyards

    Some people once believed it was impossible to start a winery and vineyard in East Central Illinois, but Joe and Dawn Taylor overcame every obstacle and made it possible.

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    Sleepy Creek Vineyards

    Some people once believed it was impossible to start a winery and vineyard in East Central Illinois, but Joe and Dawn Taylor overcame every obstacle and made it possible.

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  • Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

    Piece, love and harmony are themes you can taste in this skylit loft establishment that unites New Haven - style pizza, award-winning microbrews and live-band karaoke nights. 

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    Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

    Piece, love and harmony are themes you can taste in this skylit loft establishment that unites New Haven - style pizza, award-winning microbrews and live-band karaoke nights. 

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  • North Shore Distillery

    They start with the best herbs, fruits, spices and grains they can find and turn them into award-winning distilled spirits and cocktails.

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    North Shore Distillery

    They start with the best herbs, fruits, spices and grains they can find and turn them into award-winning distilled spirits and cocktails.

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  • Tighthead Brewing Company

    For Bruce Dir, focusing on his passion for craft brewing came easily, given that he was no stranger to tending to flavors grown in his own backyard, balancing taste profiles, and putting personality into his craft.

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    Tighthead Brewing Company

    For Bruce Dir, focusing on his passion for craft brewing came easily, given that he was no stranger to tending to flavors grown in his own backyard, balancing taste profiles, and putting personality into his craft.

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  • Nauvoo Mill & Bakery

    Day after day, these skilled bakers keep a watchful eye over longstanding family recipes, making sure the flavors of their community are at the forefront of everything that leaves the oven.

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    Nauvoo Mill & Bakery

    Day after day, these skilled bakers keep a watchful eye over longstanding family recipes, making sure the flavors of their community are at the forefront of everything that leaves the oven.

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@southportcorridorchicago

Need. Coffee. Stat. 📷 @joshatts

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CAFE TOLA Southport Ave. #bestempanadas

#abc7chicago #chicago #chicagogram

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@southportcorridorchicago

Need. Coffee. Stat. 📷 @joshatts

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@foxriverdistillery

Wondering what our distillery is all about? This weekend is the PERFECT time for you to come check it out! Stop by tomorrow at 4 or...

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Geneva, Illinois

#bloodymary #bourbon #citrusvodka

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@foxriverdistillery

Wondering what our distillery is all about? This weekend is the PERFECT time for you to come check it out! Stop by tomorrow at 4 or...

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@pairedwithprosecco

Sunday Sweets🍦

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Galena, Illinois

#abmlifeisbeautiful #abmlifeiscolorful #abmstyle

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@pairedwithprosecco

Sunday Sweets🍦

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@girlsroadtrip

Annies Little Pots is a unique gallery featuring beautiful hand-made art for your home and garden. Ann Crosby creates all of the pottery in her on-site...

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Annies Little Pots

#art #artists #clay

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@girlsroadtrip

Annies Little Pots is a unique gallery featuring beautiful hand-made art for your home and garden. Ann Crosby creates all of the pottery in her on-site...

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@klyngaas

4 months later #flytheW . . . . . . #ilovechicago #artofchi #beautifulplaces #choosechicago #chitown #chicago #chitecture #chicagogram #chicagogrammers #wcbc #windycitybloggers #windycity #cubs #heritagefliesthew #igerschicago #insta_chicago

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Heritage Bicycles General Store

#artofchi #beautifulplaces #chicago

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@klyngaas

4 months later #flytheW . . . . . . #ilovechicago #artofchi #beautifulplaces #choosechicago #chitown #chicago #chitecture #chicagogram #chicagogrammers #wcbc #windycitybloggers #windycity #cubs #heritagefliesthew #igerschicago #insta_chicago

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@enjoyillinois

These macarons from Cyd’s Gourmet Kitchen look almost too good to eat! Stop by the Peoria-based eatery to try one of their sweet handmade delicacies or...

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Cyd's Gourmet Kitchen, Cafe + Catering

#enjoyillinois

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@enjoyillinois

These macarons from Cyd’s Gourmet Kitchen look almost too good to eat! Stop by the Peoria-based eatery to try one of their sweet handmade delicacies or...

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@polishedprints

Wisdom, style and functionality. Foil printed pencils - coming soon to the shop! #pencil #mondaymotivation #wordsofwisdom #girlboss #stationerydesigner #stationerylove #stationery #stationeryaddict #invitation #invitationdesign #gift #midwestmakers #midwest...

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#chambana #gift #girlboss

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@polishedprints

Wisdom, style and functionality. Foil printed pencils - coming soon to the shop! #pencil #mondaymotivation #wordsofwisdom #girlboss #stationerydesigner #stationerylove #stationery #stationeryaddict #invitation #invitationdesign #gift #midwestmakers #midwest...

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@littleredwarrior1d

My boyfriend is great! :)

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#chicago #chicagoepic #chicagogram

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@littleredwarrior1d

My boyfriend is great! :)

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@26andnotcounting

How much is that purple bike in the window? 💜🚲 @heritagebicycle #ineedthat #vroomvroom #sundaying

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Heritage Bicycles General Store

#ineedthat #sundaying #vroomvroom

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@26andnotcounting

How much is that purple bike in the window? 💜🚲 @heritagebicycle #ineedthat #vroomvroom #sundaying


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