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

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

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Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy the public’s curiosity. People submit questions, vote for their favorites, and WBEZ reports out the winning questions in real time on Facebook, Twitter 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!