Reporter's Notebook: What things are still manufactured in Chicago?

The sights and smells of Elston Ave. got Jessica Chronister to ask our latest question

April 19, 2013

Curious City

Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy the public's curiosity. People submit questionsvote for their favorites, and WBEZ reports out the winning questions in real time on FacebookTwitter and the timeline above.

Jessica Chronister from Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood asked: "What do we still produce here in Chicago in terms of factory-made items?" News desk producer and interim business reporter Susie An investigates, and it started with her love of Jelly Bellies. 

Have any leads for Susie to consider? Are there factories that produce items in your neighborhood, suburb or town? Comment below!