Illinois Made


It’s handmade, homemade,
locally made, it’s Illinois Made

Every crafted item carries a little bit of the place and people that make it. The Illinois Makers program celebrates the small businesses whose uniquely Illinoisan style and creativity set our locally made goods apart.

View the Illinois Made Guide

Interested in becoming (or nominating) an Illinois Maker? Read through the criteria and submit a form here.

Katherine Anne Confections


A longtime manufacturing hub, local artisans continue the city’s centuries-long tradition of creating, making everything from delicious treats to stylish clothes to chic home decor.

Chicago Itinerary

Lotton Art Glass

Chicago & Beyond

Beyond the city limits, the skyscrapers give way to treelined suburbs and smaller communities where greater Chicagoland makers are baking, building, and painting some wonderful things.

North Chicagoland Itinerary | South Chicagoland Itinerary

Blacksmith Chic

Land of Lincoln

Deep in the heart of the state’s prairies, local makers are pouring their passion into artful desserts, small-batch spirits, and classic furniture that are honestly amazing.

Land of Lincoln Itinerary

17th Street BBQ

Trails to Adventure

Adventurous and unique describes not just the topography, but the standout foods, drinks, and quirky creations that makers in Southern Illinois are crafting every single day.

Trails to Adventure Itinerary

Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard

Great Rivers Country

In the charming small towns along the great rivers of the region, makers are crafting some of the finest pottery, handmade heirlooms, and delightful trinkets in the midwest.

Great Rivers Country Itinerary


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