The company started by two Viennese immigrants in 1893 makes more than 100 million sausages each year at its Chicago plant. We take a behind-the-scenes tour to see how the sausage is made.
made in Chicago
The “Shark Tank” of the University of Chicago awards some big money to young entrepreneurs. Meet two of the newly minted Polsky prize winners.
Meet the South Side native whose line dance became a worldwide phenomenon.
They’re round, flat and hold some of your favorite fillings. We visit the Chicago-area factories where tortillas and pitas are made.
Horween Leather has some high-profile clients. And if you’re a sports fan, chances are you’ve seen their work at play.
Are selfies the new autograph? A local company connects celebrities with their fans through personalized videos.
Picturing Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and More
His photographs captured a key moment in time. A new exhibition looks at the history and legacy of the Chicago blues through the lens of Raeburn “Ray” Flerlage.
Matt Binns is equal parts artist, inventor and businessman. We visit his workshop to see how his company’s custom-made globes are constructed.
The story of one local punk band whose members’ lives have gone in some surprising directions.
A year after launching their business making jeans in a Garfield Park factory, things are starting to look a little different at Dearborn Denim. We go for a look.
We have some fun on a bun in commercial bakeries that make the bread for two iconic Chicago foods.
The new film “Mr. Canoe” chronicles the life of Ralph Frese, a world-famous canoe-builder and conservationist who ran Chicago’s last working blacksmith shop.
We visit a Chicago museum that presents history in an unexpected way: as told by buttons.
On Chicago’s West Side, an artist-run production weaving mill and a social service agency work together to weave adults with intellectual disabilities into the fabric of their community.