Meet the makers, creators, artisans of Illinois—the craftspeople, artists, family-owned businesses, small-batch breweries, distilleries, foodies, and farmers that make Illinois thrive.
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In the Illinois capital, a collective of veterans and firefighters take old barns and turn them into new symbols of the American spirit.Learn More
From Old Fashioned Caramel to Spicy Italian, take your pick of 50 flavors available in-store daily.Learn More
For over 30 years, Ian Schneller has been a maestro of hand-crafted musical instruments.Learn More
This German style family owned and operated brewery is certain to WOW!Learn More
Enjoy ice cream, candy, chocolate, and sandwiches at a family-owned old-fashioned ice-cream parlor.Learn More
Spend an evening at Locavore Farm, a true farm-to-table experience that brings people together at their 100-ft. handcrafted table to enjoy the bounty of Kankakee County’s local homegrown goodness.Learn More
Artist Greg Brummett makes jewelry and lamps that feel like they're from another time—and all of them "Crafted in Grafton."Learn More
In Chicago's Lincoln Square, a community café serves pastries, breads, and whole-grain comfort foods.Learn More
A Latino-owned microbrewery creates delicious brews inspired by Latin American flavors.Learn More
With public works exhibited both domestically and across the globe, there's no denying the impact of Matthew Hoffman's inspiring artwork.Learn More
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Find unexpected ways to enjoy Illinois in this biannual magazine that explores every corner of the state. Each issue offers a mix of travel stories, stunning photography and timely trip ideas that make the most of each season.
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