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What Are Some Made in the USA Products Manufactured in Illinois?
Welcome to the Land of Lincoln, where some of our favorite things are made in Illinois!
When people think of Illinois, oftentimes their first mental image is one of two things: Chicago, or the Fighting Illini.
In reality, there's so much more to enjoy in this great state. Illinois offers natural beauty, agriculture, industry, and more.
It was easy for USA Love List to write a feature on this Midwestern state because we own most of these products! Whether you're looking for an item made in the USA or something specific to Illinois because of your loyalty to the state, most likely you'll find it right here.
We have tools, eyewear, grills, and more. Keep reading to discover YOUR favorite things made in Illinois!
Do you know of products made in Illinois we didn't mention?
Be sure to leave a comment and link at the bottom of this post, and we'll check it out!
1803 Candles makes soy candles in Illinois from soybeans grown in the USA. The 14-ounce jars burn clean for around 80 hours. The company’s “Perfect Morning” candle makes waking up a much easier task for non-morning folks like myself!
If you are one of the many Americans who wear glasses, you know how important it is to feel comfortable and confident in the frames. Drift Designer Eyewear, made in Chicago, Illinois, makes its frames from hardwood. The frames are lightweight and very attractive.
We don't want to drop names, but we will: Chef Bobby Flay cooked on an Engelbrecht Grill, and former President Barak O'Bama presented an Engelbrecht Grill as a gift to the former British Prime Minister David Cameron. If these heavy-duty wood-burning grills are good enough for them, they're good enough for us, too!
Hoohobbers makes personalized products for babies, infants, and toddlers. The company makes chairs, diaper bags, tables, sleeping bags, and more, offering a wide selection of colors and styles. Hoohobbers has never had a product recall, and it has received multiple “Best Design” Awards from America’s Juvenile Products Association. Please note: The Moses Baskets are not made in the USA.
Klein Tools has been manufacturing tools in the USA for over 100 years! Klein Tools currently has four facilities in the USA that manufacture screwdrivers (Lincolnshire, Illinois), steel foraging (Elk Grove Village, Illinois), high-quality scissors and cutlery products (Bolivar, New York), and pliers and wire strippers (Mansfield, Texas).
STATE Optical Company makes luxury American eyewear in Chicago. Over half of the production process is performed by craftspeople living in the Chicago area, making this product a truly made in America resource. The frames aren't luxurious in name only; they feel luxurious as well!
Simply stated, Katrina Markoff of Vosges Chocolates is brilliant with her ability to blend unusual flavors into her chocolates. The Olio d’Oliva, featuring first press extra virgin olive oil, white chocolate, and green olives, is divine.
My spouse just purchased and installed for me made in America WeatherTech floor mats for my car. Previously I had a set of off-brand rubber mats and they didn’t stay in place, plus they were much smaller. The WeatherTech mats don’t move, and they’re much bigger. They are made in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and I can’t recommend them enough to protect your car’s floors.
George A. Stephen likely had little idea that over 70 years after he invented the Weber Kettle Grill, the product would still have a cult following. The classic charcoal kettle grill remains a sought-after grill for those who like to cook over a charcoal flame. The grill, along with the Summit Series of gas grills, is manufactured in Palatine, Illinois.
Tammy Tilley is a southern transplant living in the Midwest. Growing up in the West Virginia hills, she was surrounded by family and friends who made things with their hands, from a penny whistle carved from the backyard tree’s branches to the hand-hewn wooden cradle gifted to her when her firstborn arrived. As an adult, she continues to be fascinated by the small cottage businesses the Amish and Mennonite communities cultivate in Northern Indiana. Tammy holds a B.A. and M.S. in English/Education.