Illinois Made Illinois Office of Tourism

Il Made Launch


Most people stick to the popular sites during an Illinois vacation. Which is fine. But what about those restless travelers who don’t see themselves as tourists?

We spoke to these off-the-beaten-path types with a program called Illinois Made. A series of short films featured a rogue band of Illinois artisans, chefs and brew masters who share a “maker” spirit with likeminded travelers who were never fans of the status quo.

We invited these travelers to meet their kindred spirits and sample their handcrafted wares at restaurants, distilleries, galleries and specialty shops around Illinois. Instead of just taking a vacation, they could now make their own vacation, immersing themselves in one-of-kind experiences around Illinois.

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