SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Thirty small businesses ranging from bakeries and breweries to retail shops and farms have been recognized as part of the Illinois Made program.
Each year, the Illinois Office of Tourism selects a group of small businesses that exemplify the hidden gems, experiences and one-of-a-kind products that make Illinois a great place to explore for residents and visitors alike.
“I couldn’t be prouder to announce the 2022 Illinois Makers class — the most representative of our diverse state since the inception of the Illinois Made program,” said Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
“Here in Illinois, we have it all: stunning wood carvings, mouthwatering pastries and the most delicious barbecue in the nation — all thanks to our small businesses. I encourage all residents and visitors to check out the 30 latest Makers that make Illinois, Illinois.”
“Small businesses are the backbone of our Illinois…