Illinois Record Stores

Turntabling is quite fond of record stores in its own backyard. This list of Illinois records stores is by no means complete, but it’s a damn fine start. This is a work in progress–the entries deserve their own links and write-ups, to be sure…


Dave’s Records is an excellent source of new and used vinyl. A Turntabling favorite. (773) 929-6325

Deadwax Records is a neighborhood stalwart. We like Deadwax for a variety of reasons but mainly because we keep finding WaxTrax! classics there. 3819 N. (773) 529-1932

Dusty Groove America is hands down the finest record store we know outside of the mighty Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas. (773) 342-5800

Gramaphone Records 2843 N. Clark St. (773) 472-3683

Jazz Record Mart is THE place to go if you’re just getting started as a jazz collector. All the essentials you need and thousands more. (312) 222-1467

Laurie’s Planet of Sound is literally around the corner from the Turntabling home office and crammed with vinyl and DVD goodies. We spend far too much money there. (773) 271-3569

Oak Park Records (708) 524-2880

Old School Records (708) 366-7588

Permanent Records (773) 278-1744

Reckless Records (Lakeview) 3126 N. Broadway St. (773) 404-5080
Reckless Records (Loop) 26 E. Madison St. (312) 795-0878
Reckless Records (Wicker Park) 1532 N. Milwaukee (773) 235-3727

Val’s Halla Records is always full of surprises.(708) 524-1004

Vintage Vinyl Records (847) 328-2899


Slackers CD’s and Games OFallon
Co-Op Records Pekin,
Culture Shock Rockford
Toad Hall Books and Records Rockford
Recycled Records Springfield
Parasol Records Urbana

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