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Jul 10, 2018

Illinois Office of Tourism Announces 28 New Makers to Join Illinois Made Program

CHICAGO –  Illinois Office of Tourism is excited to announce 28 new makers to join the Illinois Made program. From locally-owned bakeries and craft breweries, to pottery shops and soap artisans, each of these small businesses are loved by Illinois locals and help make the state an amazing destination for tourists.

“The Illinois Made program promotes authentic travel experiences throughout the state. By expanding this successful program we’re encouraging visitors to discover more hidden gems and travel to places off the beaten path,” said Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism. “Not only does the program boost visitor spending and tax revenue for our communities, it builds awareness of everything our great state has to offer.”

Launched in 2016, Illinois Made spotlights the people, products and experiences unique to Illinois and inspires travelers to explore destinations across the state. There are currently more than 130 makers in the program.

Latest makers to join the Illinois Made program include:

Chicago & Beyond

Brown Sugar Bakery – Chicago

Baker Miller – Lincoln Square

Flapjack Brewery – Berwyn

Do-Rite Donuts – The Loop

Phoenix Bean Tofu – Edgewater


Northern Illinois

Heritage Prairie Farm– Elburn

Rush Creek Distilling– Harvard

Crystal Lake Brewing – Crystal Lake

Potts & Pans Steelband -  Woodstock

Blue Eagle Pottery – Woodstock

Silver Prairie Natural Soap Company – Woodstock


Northwest Illinois

Generations Brewing Company – Freeport

Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery – Lena


Starved Rock Country

Starved Rock Hot Glass – Ottawa


Central Illinois

Hand of Fate Brewing Company – Petersburg

Jones Boy's Market – Ashland

Fine Field Pottery Company – Streator

Door 4 Brewing Co. – Decatur


Champaign- Urbana/Bloomington-Normal

DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works – Normal

Beer Nuts - Bloomington

Curtis Orchard – Champaign


Southern Illinois

17th Street BBQ – Murphysboro

Big Muddy Brewing – Murphysboro

Rendleman Orchards Farm Market – Alto Pass

Nudge Coffee Roasters – Highland

Kruta Bakery – Collinsville

Hodgson Mill – Effingham


The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism manages industry efforts that result in sustainable and significant economic and quality-of-life benefits for Illinois residents.




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