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BEST OF THE FOX

Index of Advertisers Be sure to visit the advertisers below, and other McHenry County businesses, when looking for goods and services!

Contents ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & TRAVEL AUTOMOTIVE DINING: FAVORITE FOODS DINING: FAVORITE PLACES HEALTH & WELLNESS HOUSE & HOME: RETAIL HOUSE & HOME: SERVICES PERSONAL SERVICES PET CARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RETAIL: FOOD & BEVERAGE RETAIL: SPECIALTY SPORTS & RECREATION

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31 North Banquets & Catering...... 12 A+ Dog Training.............................. 38 Achieve Footwear........................... 40 Alden’s Kennels, Inc....................... 22 Algonquin Sub Shop...................... 28 Althoff Industries, Inc.................... 41 Amanda’s Pup N Sudz.................... 42 Appliance Marshall Repair............ 35 Arvidson Pools & Spas..................... 8 Becky Kirchner, REALTOR, RE/MAX Plaza............................... 33 Best of the Fox.................................. 2 Bet Chicago Sports......................... 37 Betty & Beau Bridal Boutique....... 30 Black Orchid Boutique.................. 43 Butcher on the Block..................... 32 C&A Auto Body............................... 34 Carriage House Antiques................ 9 Cary Dental Associates LLC............ 7 Cary Travel Express............15 and 40 Chop Suey Hut............................... 29 Clarendale of Algonquin............... 48 Clean Bee Flooring & Upholstery Care................................................ 25 Conlon & Thompson Orthodonticts............................... 50 Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center....................... 31 Cris Bimbi, State Farm Insurance Agent.............................................. 21 Crystal Clear Plumbing................... 9 Crystal Lake Brewing..................... 42 Crystal Lake Travel........................... 8 Decor Designs, Inc......................... 29 Diamond Bath................................ 45 Double Take Consignment............. 5 Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen......... 9 Dynico Roofing.............................. 32 Eby Graphics................................... 25 Echelon Computers, Inc................ 29 Eggville Café................................... 45 Encore Music Academy................. 19 Engage Dance Academy, Inc......... 18 Epic Deli.......................................... 45 Fast Eddie’s Full Service Car Wash & Detail Center................................... 3

Fox Valley Animal Hospital.............. 4 Foxford Hills Golf Club.................. 43 Friday Night Drive.......................... 40 Fox Valley Helping Paws.................. 5 Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse....... 7 Gehris & Associates, LLC............... 45 Gerstad Builders............................... 6 Gianelli’s Drive-thru...................... 45 Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill............ 5 Gulgren Appliance......................... 28 Happy Hour Yoga........................... 18 HealthMarkets Insurance Tim Santos..................................... 31 Hoffman Orthodontics.................. 28 Howell’s Flooring and More.......... 17 Innovative Home Concepts.......... 51 International Hairways................. 46 Jameson’s Charhouse..................... 11 Kenny’s Floor Covering Inc........... 13 La Pizza Via..................................... 29 Lakeside Healing Arts Boutique... 34 Liberty Oak Plumbing LLC............ 47 Lifetime Vision & Contact Lens Center............................................ 35 LMM & Associates, Inc.................. 36 Loud Brothers................................. 31 Love Story Bridal............................ 36 Marj Carpenter, RE/MAX Suburban....................................... 24 Mars Insurance Agency................. 42 Marvin’s Toy Store.......................... 27 McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce..................................... 28 Moms Not Forgotten..................... 47 Monster Ink Tattoo & Piercing Studio............................................. 16 Mueller Interiors, Inc..................... 28 Murphy’s Flooring.......................... 27 Natural Therapy Wellness Center.13 Nature’s Cornucopia...................... 40 Nature’s Feed.................................. 32 Newspapers.com............................ 23 Northtown Auto Service and Tire Center..................................... 33 Northwest Herald........................... 39

On Angel’s Wings Pet Rescue........ 43 On Target Range & Tactical Training Center............................................ 50 Organic Rootz................................. 36 Paradise Financial Partners.......... 32 Paranormal Exploration Illinois... 30 Plum Garden................................... 10 Pool Werks....................................... 45 PWC Chiropractic.......................... 28 Quality Tire Service........................ 17 R&J Painting LLC............................ 29 Raue Center For The Arts.............. 14 Red Jade Martial Arts..................... 18 Richmond Veterinary Clinic.......... 20 Rock Solid Builders, Inc................. 19 Royalty Gymnastics, Tumble, Dance & Parkour .......................... 47 Rusty Nail Saloon........................... 26 Salon Cora....................................... 43 Scholl Construction Company..... 43 Shaw Local News Network App.... 31 Shaw Media Marketing.................. 38 Shay Boutique................................ 31 Stade’s Farm & Market................... 17 Starved Rock Country.................... 44 The Dole.......................................... 50 The Edge Fitness Clubs................. 47 The First Hundred Miles................. 9 The Glad Lamb............................... 18 Tommy’s Red Hots........................... 9 Tracks Bar & Grill............................ 35 Trinity Oaks Christian Academy... 11 University Movers.......................... 38 UpRising Bakery & Café................. 47 Valley Hi Nursing Home................ 14 Verlo Mattress................................. 52 Well-Rooted Functional Medicine........................................ 36 Well-Rooted Pediatrics.................. 32 White Oak Interiors........................ 13 Wholesome Petz............................. 34 Worldwide Traveler Ltd................. 46 XP Performance & Coaching........ 47 Ye Olde Corner Tap........................ 42

Congratulations to all of those named this year’s Best and One of the Best!


BEST OF THE FOX

CELEBRATING OUR 24TH YEAR!

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$ It’s an honor, yet again, to be the car wash voted as the

“Best of the Fox”.

We’re grateful for the continued support of the community, over the past 24 years.

McHENRY

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HUNTLEY

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CRYSTAL LAKE

BARRINGTON

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330 W. Northwest Hwy.

815-363-7100

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Arts, Entertainment & Travel

BEST OF THE FOX

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ART GALLERY

Best Moms Not Forgotten Mother’s Day Tea

One of the Best • The Dole • Aeon Gallery

One of the Best • Veterans R&R Operation Wild Horse Horse Fair • Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

Best The Starline Factory

FESTIVAL

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FUNDRAISING EVENT BY A NON-PROFIT

JUST FOR FUN

Best McHenry Fiesta Days

Best Paranormal Exploration Illinois

One of the Best • Lakeside Festival, The Dole • McHenry Area Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ

BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE

One of the Best • Twisted Limits Escape Rooms • EscapeQuest

KARAOKE

Best Millie’s Playland

Best Rocco Z Music

One of the Best • EscapeQuest • Twisted Limits Laser Tag & Nerf Arena

One of the Best • Double J Entertainment • Fire Bar & Grill

Fox Valley Animal Hospital, Ltd. Your Pet’s Personal Physicians

Thank You for voting us one of the Best Veterinarian in McHenry County! 6115 Northwest Highway • Crystal Lake, IL 60014 • 815.459.0317 Located by Main St.

Hours: MON-FRI: 8:00-6:00 SAT 8:00-2:00 SM-CL2009939


PLACE TO LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC

One of the Best • Crystal Lake Main Beach • Raue Center For The Arts

MOVIE THEATER

One of the Best • Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre • AMC Lake In The Hills 12 • Regal Crystal Lake Showplace

MUSIC LESSON

Best Victory Voice

One of the Best • Rocco Z Music • Encore Music Academy • Jimmy’s Music

One of the Best • Raue Center For The Arts • Williams Street Repertory

Thank You

TRAVEL AGENCY

for voting us One of the Best stores for kids!

Best Cary Travel Express

One of the Best • Crystal Lake Travel • Worldwide Traveler Ltd.

6330 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL 60014

122 W. Main St. St. Charles, IL 60174

815.444.8711

630.549.6284

www.doubletakeconsignment.net

Thank you for voting Helping Paws

PLACE TO WATCH LIVE THEATER

THE BEST ANIMAL SHELTER/RESCUE

Best Joe Diamond Studio

One of the Best • Woodstock Opera House • Raue Center For The Arts

“Our dedicated staff and volunteers strive to go above and beyond for our four-legged friends.”

Fox Valley

Helping Paws Animal Welfare Association Founded in 1969

Second Chances Start Here

www.helpingpaws.net

2500 Harding Ln., Woodstock, IL

Phone: (815) 338-4400

IT’S NOT BAR FOOD! THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US!

ONE OF THE BEST BBQ Ribs, Burgers Sports Bar

in McHenry Country! 85 Brink Street | Crystal Lake | 815-893-0231 www.goallinesportsgrill.com SM-CL2006966

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Best McHenry Outdoor Theater

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Best Theatre 121

BEST OF THE FOX

Best The Vixen

THEATRE COMPANY/GROUP


WEDDING VENUE

6 BEST OF THE FOX

Best 31 North Banquets & Catering One of the Best • Lincoln Farmstead • Smith’s Central Weddings and Events

Automotive

AUTO BODY REPAIR

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Best C & A Autobody

One of the Best • Herrick Auto Rebuilders • Adams Auto Body And Service Center

CAR WASH/DETAILING

Best Fast Eddie’s Full Service Car Wash & Detail Center One of the Best • Unicorn Details McHenry • Detail Pirate

TIRE STORE

Best Quality Tire Service One of the Best • Northtown Auto Service and Tire Center • Discount Tire

AUTO REPAIR MECHANIC

Best Northtown Auto Service and Tire Center

One of the Best • Quality Tire Service • Performance Unlimited, Inc.

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Fun Fact

This Best of the Fox section will also be published on the Northwest Herald’s website.


Dining - Favorite Foods BBQ RIBS

One of the Best • BBQ King Smokehouse • Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill

BLOODY MARY

EGG ROLL

One of the Best • Ye Olde Corner Tap • Ortmann’s Red Iron Tavern

BREAKFAST

Best Eggville Cafe

Best Tracks Bar & Grill

Best Plum Garden One of the Best • Chop Suey Hut • The Breakers Restaurant

FISH FRY

One of the Best • Brunch Cafe - McHenry • Benedict’s La Strata

BURGER

One of the Best • Cullom Knoll • Jexal’s Pizza & Wing-Zeria

Best Rusty Nail Saloon One of the Best • Cullom Knoll • Tracks Bar & Grill

Come see why our office was voted THE BEST 6 years in a row!

New Patients

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with completion of a comprehensive exam and necessary X-rays

Thanks For Voting Us

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Best Liquor Store and Best Wine Shops!

BARRINGTON

CRYSTAL LAKE

NORRIDGE

PALATINE

PROSPECT HEIGHTS

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320 S. VIRGINIA ST. (ROUTE 14) CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014 (815) 459-4050

4601 N. HARLEM AVE. NORRIDGE, IL 60706 (708) 457-1000

15 S. BROCKWAY ST. OFF OF PALATINE ROAD PALATINE, IL 60067 (847) 359-0400

1 E. CAMP MCDONALD RD. (ROUTE 83) PROSPECT HEIGHTS IL, 60070 (224) 735-3991

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Check out our website at carydentalassociates.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Proudly serving the Cary and Crystal Lake area for over 34 years!

ASSOCIATES LLC

More of what you need for a beautiful, healthy smile

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Best Tracks Bar & Grill

CHICKEN WINGS

Best Wings Etc.

7 BEST OF THE FOX

Best Moontime Smokin’ Que

One of the Best • Breaking Bread Catering & Deli • Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill


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HOT DOG

Thank You

for voting us One of the Best Travel Agencies

Best Gianelli’s Drive Thru

One of the Best • El Gordo Mexican Restaurant • Antigua Mexican Grill

One of the Best • Breaking Bread Catering & Deli • Tommy’s Red Hots

Best Bistro Wasabi

ICE CREAM/FROZEN CUSTARD

One of the Best • Golden Rolls • Ye Olde Corner Tap

One of the Best • Julie Ann’s Frozen Custard • Rusty Malt

OMELET

Best Cary Dairy Ice Cream Café

ITALIAN BEEF

CRYSTAL LAKE

TRAVEL

“Vacation Headquarters Since 1960” SM-CL2007718

13 Crystal Lake Plaza Crystal Lake, IL

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MARTINI

Best Benedict’s La Strata

Best Gianelli’s Drive Thru

One of the Best • Brunch Cafe • Tony’s Cafe

One of the Best • Breaking Bread Catering & Deli • Dino’s Pizza & Pasta

Best Carlos Pancake House

MARGARITA

Best La Trinidad Restaurant

PANCAKES

One of the Best • Brunch Cafe • Tony’s Cafe


PIZZA

One of the Best • Uncle Jerry’s Pizza Company • Napoli Pizza Place

Best UpRising Bakery and Cafe

SEAFOOD

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Best La Pizza Via

One of the Best • Golden Rolls • Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

VEGETARIAN

One of the Best • Breaking Bread Catering & Deli • Expressly Leslie Vegetarian Specialties

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Best Seaside Prime Steak & Seafood by Paisano’s One of the Best • Port Edward Restaurant • Bonefish Grill

STEAKHOUSE

Best Jameson’s Charhouse One of the Best • Addison’s Steakhouse • Montarra

SUSHI

Fun Fact

There were 468 businesses that were named the Best or One of the Best this year!

Best Bistro Wasabi

Dining - Favorite Places

Thank You! Thank you for Voting us One of the Best Vintage Clothing and Furniture Stores!

for Voting Us ONE OF THE BEST PLUMBERS! 820 McArdle Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-459-4876 • crystalclearplumb.net

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21 E Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake SM-CL2013223

(815) 356-0240

THANK YOU for voting us

THE BEST Restaurant Crystal Lake - 815-455-4966 Lake in the Hills - 847-658-4088 SM-CL2010771

Woodstock - 815-337-7244 McHenry - 815-385-8817

WWW.TOMMYSREDHOTS.COM

that uses Local or Organic Foods!

110 North Main Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014 • (815) 356-9980

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US ONE OF THE BEST HOT DOGS!


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Voted The BEST! WINNER!!!

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BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 BEST EGG ROLL - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022

Northwest Herald’s Reader Choice Awards

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Celebrating 55 Years!

815-385-1530

3917 Main St. McHenry, IL

PlumGardenRestaurant.com

50% OFF ANY ENTREE!

Plum Garden Restaurant

815-385-1530

3917 Main St. McHenry, IL Coupon per table/order Valid on Dine In + Carry Out Not valid with any other offerings Expires 10/31/22.

THANK YOU! Your PG Family! :) SM-CL2010819


Dining - Favorite Places BANQUET FACILITY

Best 31 North Banquets & Catering

DELI

Best Nana’s New York Deli

One of the Best • The Starline Factory • Hickory Hall Crystal Lake

One of the Best • Breaking Bread Catering & Deli • Epic Deli

CATERER - ON SITE

DINING ON THE WATERFRONT

Best Bimbo’s Italian Restaurant

One of the Best • Breaking Bread Catering & Deli • Meals Like Moms

One of the Best • The Lake House on Pistakee • Broken Oar Marina-Bar & Grill

CHINESE RESTAURANT

Best Plum Garden

DONUT SHOP

Best Country Donuts

One of the Best • Chop Suey Hut • Chen Chinese Cuisine

One of the Best • Roll N Donut Cafe & Douangchay’s Kitchen • Morkes Chocolates

COFFEE SHOP

Best Taste of Benedicts & More

THANKS

for voting us Best of the Fox!

The Best n i e s u o h k a e St unty o C y r n e H c M

TRINITY OAKS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY LEARNING TODAY … LEADING TOMORROW! Crystal Lake

Bloomingdale

Woodridge

Vernon Hills

5016 Northwest Hwy. (815) 459-4800

94 Stratford Dr. (630) 671-9090

1001 W.75th St. (630) 910-9700

151 E. Town Line Rd. (224) 513-5642

Open for Lunch & Dinner

Open for Dinner 7 days Open for Lunch on Sunday

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Open for Lunch & Dinner

Mt. Prospect

Skokie

Huntley

1702 W. Algonquin Rd. (847) 956-1500

9525 Skokie Blvd. (847) 673-9700

12860 Del Webb Blvd. (847) 515-7675

Open for Lunch & Dinner

233 Trinity Oaks Way, Cary, IL 60013 | www.trinity-oaks.org

Open for Dinner Only Closed on Monday

SM-CL2008741

Open for Dinner Only Monday-Friday Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Saturday & Sunday

www.jamesons-charhouse.com

Open for Lunch & Dinner Closed on Monday

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Best 31 North Banquets & Catering

11 BEST OF THE FOX

One of the Best • Rusty Malt • Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters


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BEST OF THE FOX

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2012-2022 AWARD WINNING BANQUETS & CATERING E L E V E N

Y E A R S

S T R A I G H T

Thank You For All of Your Votes!!! Proud to be woman and veteran owned!

Have your event catered by the best caterer in McHenry County! Weddings • Grand Openings • Showers Family Reunions • Holiday Parties Family Celebrations Bar Service at a Location of your Choice Staffing Services & Bartenders for Hire Customized menus to fit your event!

HOST YOUR EVENT AT OUR AWARD WINNING VENUE • Weddings, Anniversaries, Showers, Engagement Parties, Private Events • Private Bridal Suite • Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony Options

Please call to schedule your private tour today!!

experience

217 Front St. (Rt. 31) • McHenry, IL

815-344-0330

located one mile South of Rt. 120

www.31NorthBanquets.com SM-CL2008760


FINE DINING

One of the Best • 1776 Restaurant • Montarra

Best Eggville Cafe

PLACE TO GO ON A FIRST DATE

KIDS MENU

One of the Best • Brunch Cafe - McHenry • Windhill Pancake Parlor

LOCAL CRAFT BREWERY

One of the Best • Epic Deli • da Baffone Cucina Italiana

GLUTEN FREE MENU

Best UpRising Bakery and Cafe One of the Best • 1776 Restaurant • Breaking Bread Catering & Deli

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Best Paisano’s On Broadway Italian Steakhouse

The Best Massage Therapy Center!

Best Crystal Lake Brewing

One of the Best • Holzlager Brewing Company • Scorched Earth Brewing Company

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Best El Gordo Mexican Restaurant One of the Best • Carlos River Cafe • El Niagara

We appreciate your confidence with our services. • Massage Therapy • Acupuncture • Prenatal Massage • Lymphatic Drainage • Pain Relief Thanks for voting for us since 2011!

(815) 385-8190 mchenrymassage.com

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1307 Court Street McHenry, IL 60050

One of theInterior Best Interior Design | 2022 the Fox Best Designer | 2021 Best Best of theofFox

Thank You

for your vote! At White Oak Interiors we love working with all clients to create unique, functional design and décor personalized especially for them.

171 S. Main Street | Unit C | Crystal Lake, IL | WhiteOakInteriors.com | 847-854-8892

ned and operated w o y l i m a F We would like to

THANK ALL OUR CUSTOMERS for voting us one of the BEST flooring stores in McHenry County!

WE MAKE GETTING A NEW FLOOR EASY E XPERT INSTALL ATIONS Carpet • Vinyl • Wood • Vinyl Plank • Ceramic Commercial and Residential

3812 N. RICHMOND RD., (RT 31), JOHNSBURG • (815) 385-4069

WWW.KE N NYS FLOOR S.COM SM-CL2007734

NOW OFFERING

SHOP AT HOME SERVICE Our showroom is cleaned and sanitized daily!

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Best Tony’s Cafe

Thank you McHenry County for voting us:

BEST OF THE FOX

Best Region Kitchen + Bar

One of the Best • Bimbo’s Italian Restaurant • da Baffone Cucina Italiana


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NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

Best Fire Bar & Grill

One of the Best • Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill • Offsides Sports Bar & Grill

One of the Best • Sunnyside Tavern • Ortmann’s Red Iron Tavern

Best Algonquin Sub Shop

SUB SHOP

OUTDOOR/PATIO DINING

One of the Best • Breaking Bread Catering & Deli • Epic Deli

One of the Best • Rusty Nail Saloon • Cullom Knoll

TAVERN/PUB

Best Tony’s Cafe

RESTAURANT THAT USES LOCAL OR ORGANIC FOODS

Best Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST SENIOR LIVING FACILITY IN MCHENRY COUNTY! Valley Hi offers: • Respiratory • Cardiac • Pulmonary • Physiatry • Short Term Rehabilitation • Restorative Programming

Best Labemi’s Tavern & Restaurant One of the Best • The Gambler • Ye Olde Corner Tap

One of the Best • UpRising Bakery and Cafe • 1776 Restaurant

2406 Hartland Road, Woodstock

SPORTS BAR

Best 3D-Sideouts

Thanks for voting!

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Great Entertainment Entertainm THANKS FOR VOTING US ONE OF THE BEST! RCSA Fall Class Enrollment Open Now! Learn more at rauecenter.org/education

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Health & Wellness

EYE DOCTOR

One of the Best • A to Z Chiropractic & Physical Therapy • ACT for Wellness

One of the Best • Coventry Eyecare Associates Ltd • Johnson Eye Care

CROSS-FIT

Best XP Performance & Coaching

Best PWC Chiropractic

FITNESS STUDIO

Best CrossFit AMRAP

One of the Best • 416 Pilates • The Edge Fitness Clubs

One of the Best • Cross Kicks Fitness • CrossFit Huntley

HEALTH CLUB

DENTIST OFFICE

Best Cary Dental Associates LLC One of the Best • Crystal Lake Dental Associates • Ridgeview Family Dental

Best The Edge Fitness Clubs One of the Best • 416 Pilates • TruFitness

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Congratulations to Cary Travel Express on 2022 Best of the Fox ~ Travel Agency! (847) 639-3300 | www.carytravelexpress.com

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Best Lifetime Vision & Contact Lens Center

BEST OF THE FOX

CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE


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HEALTH FOOD STORE

Best Nature’s Cornucopia

21 Years in a Row Thank You for Your Vote!!!

We sincerely appreciate your business Whether cleaning or replacing... call the name you have trusted for over 50 years! 370 E. Prairie Street Suite 3 Crystal Lake, IL 60014

815-459-0083

www.howellsflooringandmore.com Family owned and operated since 1972

New Flooring Sales & Installation Carpet Cleaning • Area Rugs • Upholstery • Tile & Grout

HOLISTIC CARE

Best Well-Rooted Functional Medicine One of the Best • The Functional Wellness Clinic • Well-Rooted Pediatrics

MASSAGE THERAPY

Best Natural Therapy Wellness Center One of the Best • Harmony Falls Massage Clinic • A to Z Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

MEMORY CARE FACILITY

Best Shepherd Premier Senior Living

Stade’s Shades of Autumn Fall Festival

ORTHODONTICS

Best Conlon Thompson Orthodontics One of the Best • Hoffman Orthodontics • Dr. Gregory F. Kubik, Orthodontist

PEDIATRICIAN

Best Pediatric Associates of Barrington One of the Best • Children’s Medical Group, S.C. • Barry A. Altshuler MD

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Best Smith Physical Therapy + Running Academy

One of the Best • Given Sports & Physical Therapy • Athletico Physical Therapy Crystal Lake

THANK YOU!

Thank You!

for Voting Us

the BEST TIRE STORE and one of the BEST AUTO REPAIR MECHANICS!

For Voting Us One of

“The Best”

apple orchards in McHenry County

Pick Your Own Apples Opening Friday August 26

Shade’s of Autumn Fall Festival

Open Weekends September 3 - October 30

Quality Tire Service

2420 Hiller Ridge - Johnsburg, IL

(815) 344-2573

www.QualityTireServiceJohnsburg.com

Stade’s Farm & Market 3709 Miller Rd. McHenry, IL 60051 815-675-6396

www.stadefarm.com

SM-CL2009970

Exemplary Customer Service 60+ yrs of Experience - IL Emissions Testing Facility - Maintenance Service & Repairs - XL Fleet Vehicle Service - Tires (new & used) - Wheels

Family owned and operated, superior customer service

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The best flooring and one of the best carpet cleaners

One of the Best • Crystal Lake Health Food Store • Organic Rootz

17 BEST OF THE FOX

Thank You!

One of the Best • Clarendale of Algonquin • Valley Hi Nursing & Rehabilitation for McHenry County


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House & Home - Retail

PILATES STUDIO

Best 416 Pilates

APPLIANCE STORE

Best Gulgren Appliance

One of the Best • Happy Hour Yoga • Pilates Body by Kirsten

One of the Best • Ehrke’s Appliance • Grand Appliance and TV

SENIOR LIVING

Best Valley Hi Nursing & Rehabilitation for McHenry County

Best Howell’s Flooring and More

One of the Best • Lake Barrington Woods • Shepherd Premier Senior Living

One of the Best • Kenny’s Floor Covering Inc • Murphy’s Flooring

FLOORING

YOGA

FURNITURE

Best Happy Hour Yoga

Best A-Z Interiors

One of the Best • Sweet Feet Yoga • Melt Pilates & Hot Yoga

One of the Best • Amish Furniture Gallery • Mueller Interiors, Inc.

Thank You

Thank You for Voting for Us! We are honored to be

for voting us one of THE BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO'S in McHenry County.

One of the BEST PAINTERS in McHenry County!

3925 Main St McHenry SM-CL2009975

painting@thegladlamb.com • (815) 814-3115

redjadedaniel-san.webnode.com

Thank You

Thanks for voting us the Best Dance Studio - Instruction!

Thank you for voting us one of the best pilates studios and best yoga. 5186 Northwest Highway, Suite 115, Crystal Lake, IL

Tel: 815-477-0033

1500 Carlemont Drive Suite B Crystal Lake, IL 60014 • 815.687.4100 Open all Week! Check classes for hours and availability SM-CL2006450

Fax: 815-477-1580 Email: engagedanceacademy@outlook.com

SM-CL2008452

www.engagedanceacademy.com


GARDEN CENTER

One of the Best • Harms Farm & Garden Center • Platt Hill Nursery

Best Sherwin-Williams Paint Store

HARDWARE STORE

Best Ziegler’s Ace Hardware

One of the Best • JC Licht Benjamin Moore Paint & Decor Store Crystal Lake • Paint Plus Hardware • The Home Depot

Home of EMA Youth Orchestra, Encore Youth Choir, and Voice in Harmony

HOME DECOR

Best A-Z Interiors

One of the Best • Sassy Primitives Ltd • Mueller Interiors, Inc.

MATTRESS

Best Verlo Mattress

Fun Fact

When the Best of the Fox contest began in 2002, the average cost of a gallon of gas in the United States was $1.36!

87 North Williams Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 356-7464

We did it again! 13 Years Running!

Thank you for voting

Rock Solid Builders

“The Best” Deck Builders for the

13th year in a row!

DECKS • PERGOLAS • GAZEBOS • SCREEN ROOMS

SM-CL2007811

McHenry • Phone 815-363-7133 • Fax 815-363-9956

www.RockSolidBuildersInc.com “IL & WI’s Premier Deck Builder”

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One of the Best • Ace Hardware McHenry • Paint Plus Hardware

PAINT

Thank you to our amazing students, members, faculty, staff and board for making Encore Music Academy one of The Best in Music Lessons

BEST OF THE FOX

Best Countryside Flower Shop & Nursery

One of the Best • Bed Mart • Donahue Furniture Co.


House & Home - Services

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APPLIANCE REPAIR

BEST OF THE FOX

Best Gulgren Appliance

One of the Best • Ehrke’s Appliance • Appliance Marshall Repair

CARPET CLEANER

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Best Clean Bee Flooring & Upholstery Care

One of the Best • Howell’s Carpet Cleaning Inc. • Freddy’s Carpet Cleaning Plus

DECK BUILDER

Best Rock Solid Builders Inc One of the Best • Decked Out Builders LLC • MasterCut McHenry

ELECTRICIAN

One of the Best • Loud Brothers • Independent Electric - McHenry

FENCE

Best Woodmaster Fence One of the Best • Aronson Fence Co., Inc. • Rutledge Fence Company

HOME BUILDER

Best Scholl Construction Company One of the Best • Gerstad Builders • Above Par Construction, Inc

HOME REMODELER

Best Innovative Home Concepts, Inc One of the Best • Diamond Bath • Scholl Construction Company

Best Althoff Industries, Inc.

Richmond Veterinary Clinic Medicine • Surgery • Acupuncture • Laster Therapy

Thank You The doctors and staff at RVC wish to thank everyone For Voting Us THE BEST Veterinary Clinics in McHenry County!!!!

SM-CL2008184

Office Hours By Appointment

9202 Main Street, Richmond, IL 60071

Phone: (815) 678-4700 Fax: (815) 678-7202 www.rvetclinic.com


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Cris Bimbi

Erica Carlander

Kathy Thacher

Nancy Roberts

Cris Bimbi Agency Team “Putting you number 1 made us number 1” Cris Bimbi

Email: Cris.bimbi.L8GQ@statefarm.com

SM-CL2007821

815-344-6444

bimbiinsurance.com

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Best Insurance Agent!

BEST OF THE FOX

THANKS for voting us the


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WE

WON

AGAIN! THE BEST:

DOGGIE DAY CARE THE BEST:

PET KENNEL THE BEST:

DOG TRAINER

6810 BARNARD MILL RD. RINGWOOD, IL 815-728-0559 VISIT OUR WEBSITE: ALDENSKENNELS.COM SM-CL2007770


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Two decades ago, an idea was proposed in the advertising department of the Northwest Herald. Could a contest be developed that would allow readers to vote for their favorite restaurants, retailers and service providers in McHenry County? How would we get it to our readers, and what would it be called? The possibility that this contest could be launched by our sister newspaper, the Kane County Chronicle, was also something to consider. We wanted to create a name that could encompass both McHenry and Kane counties. One thing the regions had in common? The Fox River. And so, the Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards was born. In those days, the internet wasn’t as important a part of daily life as it is now. Facebook was yet to be invented, and there wasn’t a website for anything and everything. It was decided that a full-page newspaper ballot would be created containing several categories and spaces to write in choices. A reader would complete and mail it to us, which meant Northwest Herald staff had to tabulate those votes. Manually. Although not the easiest to manage, we were able to make it work. Once we found a way to move the contest online, we did. Fast forward to the present day. The Best of the Fox contest has been held online for many years, containing over 150 categories and more than 450 Best and One

of the Best titles being awarded annually. The popularity of this readers’ choice contest has been so immense that Shaw Local has expanded it to more than a dozen Illinois newspapers within its network. The Best of the Fox special section is not only a way of unveiling the winners to our readers, but also a way for businesses to thank their customers for those votes. For being named Best or One of the Best, businesses receive a certificate and may purchase banners, window clings, car magnets and plaques to promote their victories. What started as a contest just for fun has become an important marketing tool for local businesses and an anticipated section for readers every year. To our 2022 winners, we congratulate and encourage you to keep up the good work! You help make McHenry County a great place to live and work. To our readers, we thank you for taking the time to cast votes and make your voices heard. Although times continue to be difficult, we ask that you support our Best of the Fox businesses, and all businesses across McHenry County. If you are looking for a suggestion for a place to eat or an item to buy, or are in need of a personal or professional service, use this section as your guide. You’ll be glad you did! – Laura Shaw is the Publisher Manager of the Northwest Herald

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20 years of the Best


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Thank You for voting us One of the

Best Real Estate Companies!

Having been a real estate agent in the Crystal Lake area for over 31 years, I know what it takes to ensure that a transaction runs smoothly. I pride myself on my professionalism and ability to help families just like yours. I utilize my passion for and knowledge of real estate to improve the lives of others. Whether buying or selling, I provide the best possible real estate services available in today’s market.

Marj Carpenter

7107 Pingree Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 **Offices in Algonquin, Bartlett, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake Zurich and Palatine Direct: 815-444-6275 (MARJ) | Office: 815-479-6150 Email: Marj@MarjCarpenter.com


HVAC

One of the Best • Loud Brothers • McHenry Heating & Air, Inc.

Best Althoff Industries, Inc.

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Best Althoff Industries, Inc.

One of the Best • Christophers Quality Painting • The Glad Lamb

PLUMBER

One of the Best • Liberty Oak Plumbing, LLC • Crystal Clear Plumbing

One of the Best • White Oak Interiors • Decor Designs, Inc.

POOL CARE

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Best A-Z Interiors

Best Arvidson Pools & Spas

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

One of the Best • Novotny Sales Inc. • Pool Werks

One of the Best • Forever Gardens Perennial • McHenry Turf Services

Best Innovative Home Concepts, Inc

Best The Barn Nursery Landscape Division

ROOFING

One of the Best • Dynico Roofing • C3 Construction Crystal Lake

PAINTER (INDOOR/OUTDOOR)

Best R&J Painting LLC

Clean Bee is honored to be voted the Best Carpet Cleaning Company, making this our 16th consecutive award!

Carpet

Fine Carpet/Rugs Upholstery

Tile & Grout

Leather

Wood

• The safest most effective cleaning and protection available. • Fair Square Pricing ™ • Give us the size, we give you the price. No hidden charges. • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee We follow up with a call to every customer. • Specialized treatment of pet odors and stains. YOUR NEXT SERVICE 11% OFF CLEANING

815.578.0233

Valid for any service of $199 or more. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires February 28, 2023. Must present coupon at time of service. SM-CL2008424

The Cleaning Process offers the following services:

• Cleaning • Appraisals • Repairs • Custom Rug Pads • Guaranteed Pet Odor Removal Every rug is unique, after thorough inspection and testing, we will match one of our 8 methods of cleaning to best suit your rug.

15% OFF YOUR NEXT RUG CLEANING

when you drop off and pick up at the Cleaning Studio

FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY

TO ANY SERVICE OF $199.00

Valid for any service of $125.00 or more. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires February 28, 2023. Must present coupon at time of service.

Valid for any service of $199.00 or more. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires February 28, 2023. Must present coupon at time of service. FREE basic pick up and delivery limited to McHenry and Lake County.

815.893.8155

815.893.8155


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It's a TRIPLE Play!

Rusty Nail, Rusty Malts & The Gamblur all WON! Thank You, McHenry County, for your Continued Patronage, Support and VOTES!!!! Familyfriendy atmosphere! Book your next event with us:

Birthday & anniversary parties, bridal & baby showers, rehearsal dinners, funeral luncheons

ONE OF THE BEST:

THE BEST:

Outdoor/ Patio Dining

Fish Fry

We’re more than an award winning Fish Fry... try the rest of our menu! featuring: • New seasonal menu items • Full taco menu every Tuesday • Broasted chicken • Awesome filets • Homemade pizza • crab legs, lobster and shrimp specials • Saturday prime rib and surf & turf specials • Breakfast Saturdays & Sundays from 8am to noon

ONE OF THE BEST:

Ice Cream/ Frozen Custard Coffee Shops Next to the Nail!

FEATURES: DRIVE-UP WINDOW! 40 flavors of Cedar Crest ice cream! Signature "malts" and themed shakes"!

We offer something for everyone! • Big screen TV • Gaming - new, updated slots • Terrific outdoor patio and fire pit • Carryouts available

ONE OF THE BEST:

Tavern /Pub The Gamblur…An Icon Returns! Located in beautiful downtown McHenry and established in 1984, the Gamblur is your home for delicious food and beverages and gaming! Combining the finest features of the Rusty Nail and Gamblur we can’t wait to reunite with old friends and ones we’ve yet to meet.

Visit us by car, truck, horse, tractor, bike, snowmobile “Remember...the trail ends at the Nail!”

Located on the bike trail at 4520 Ringwood Road, Ringwood, IL 815-728-3017 • www.rustynailringwood.com SM-CL2007731


Personal Services BARBER

One of the Best • Beardsley’s Barber Shop • Slim’s Barber Shop

COSMETIC SKIN CARE

One of the Best • Esthetics With Me Facial & Waxing Spa • Ritual Facial Bar & Boutique

DAY SPA

Best Salon Cora One of the Best • Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa • Lakeside Healing Arts Boutique

One of the Best • Salon Cora • Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa

HAIR STYLIST

Best Denise Knochel, Salon Cora One of the Best • Claudia Heinz, International Hairways • Paul Hyland, Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa

NAIL SALON

Best Salon Cora

One of the Best • Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa • Queen Nails

PRESCHOOL

Best Trinity Oaks Christian Academy

Thank You for Your Vote 8 Years in a Row! 2020 S. Eastwood Dr. (Rt.47) • Woodstock, IL SM-CL2007319

815-334-5985

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Best Salon Cora

Best International Hairways

BEST OF THE FOX

Best Frankie DeBarber’s Place Barber Shop

HAIR SALON


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Thank You for Voting Us One of the Best Furniture and Home Decor Stores in McHenry County! 440 W. Virginia St (Rte. 14) Crystal Lake, IL 60014

815.477.0400

SM-CL2008345

Thank you for a great Fiesta Days! SM-CL2008228

Thank you to all our wonderful customers who voted for us this year! We are honored and want to recognize our hard working staff for their dedication!

www.algonquinsubs.com • 105 Filip St • 847-658-0680 • 847-658-0601

Voted 2022 Best

Appliance Store & Appliance Repair in McHenry County!

NWHerald.com ShawLocal.com

“We Thank you for your continued support!”

Thank you McHenry County for Voting Us “One of the Best” Orthodontists! Stop in for your FREE Consultation today to see why we were chosen “One of the Best.”

Hoffman Orthodontics

SALES SALES •• SERVICE SERVICE •• PARTS Family Owned & Operated In Crystal Lake Since 1959

Rt. 176

Rt. 31

Oak St.

4

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Rt

SM-CL2007399

X

424 W. Terra Cotta Ave. (Rt. 176 & Oak) Crystal Lake

815-459-4380

521 Devonshire Lane Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 459-3434 SM-CL2008322

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The Best Computer Repair in McHenry County!

C O M P U T E

S ,

I N C

7510 Virginia Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60014

815-455-6200

www.echeloncomputers.net • Computer Service • Used Computers • Great Customer Service

SAVE 25%

on labor on all service (excludes data recovery services) SM-CL2007680

Expires September 30, 2023

Thank you for Voting Us The Best Pizza

224.888.8100

ORDER ONLINE TODAY! WWW.LAPIZZAVIA.COM La Pizza Via is an independent family owned restaurant dedicated to the craft of pizza making. Let us take you on a trip from New Haven to Chicago, stopping in New York City and Detroit along the way! ALSO FEATURING: • Stuffed Breads • Calzones • Garlic Knots • Pastas • Great Salads • Appetizers & Desserts

Open Daily For Lunch And Dinner Closed Mondays

914 ROUTE 22, FOX RIVER GROVE SM-CL2011213

CATERING • TAKE OUT • DELIVERY • DINE IN

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Thank You for Voting Us The Best Painting Company in McHenry County for the Last Five Years!

BEST OF THE FOX

Thanks for Voting for us again!


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Pet Care

One of the Best • St. Barnabas Christian Preschool • Noah’s Ark Preschool

ANIMAL SHELTER RESCUE

Best Helping Paws Animal Shelter

TATTOO SHOP

Best Monster Ink Tattoo & Piercing Studio

One of the Best • On Angels’ Wings - Pet Rescue & Resale Store • K9s4U Dog Rescue

One of the Best • Area 51 Tattoo • Lost Lagoon Tattoo

DOG TRAINER

Best Alden’s Kennels Inc. One of the Best • A+ Dog Training • Happy Tails Ranch Inc

DOGGIE DAY CARE

Best Alden’s Kennels Inc.

Fun Fact

One of the Best • Fur the Love of Dogs Inc • Paws on Pingree

Every year, a new theme color is chosen for the Best of the Fox. This year was purple, last year was royal blue. Can you guess what next year’s color will be?

Thank You for Voting Paranormal Exploration Illinois the BEST in its very first year!

LOREN PURCELL a ka Mystic Chick

Thank You for Voting Us One of the Best Bridal/ Formal Wear Boutiques!

(847) 514-6290 www.MysticChick.net @ParanormalExplorationIllinois on FB

121 East Calhoun St., Woodstock, IL 60098 www.bettynbeau.com


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COME IN AND SEE WHY WE WERE VOTED

BEST OF THE FOX

ONE OF THE BEST

CLOTHING BOUTIQUES!

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48 BRINK ST, CRYSTAL LAKE • 815-444-6460

SM-CL2010960

Voted 2022 One of the Best

Insurance Agencies

in McHenry County!

SANTOS AGENCY

1222 N GREEN ST MCHENRY IL 60050

815-271-5438

NWHerald.com | ShawLocal.com

SM-CL2008766

Thank You for Voting Us The Best Garden Center!

Check Out Our cut flower garden and take home a fresh bouquet today! $10, $15 & $20 Now Open Daily 10 – 4 New Elburn location opening Sept 1!

Flower Shop, Nursery, and Garden Center 5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rt. 176), Crystal Lake SM-CL2007686

815.459.8130 • www.countrysideflowershop.com Hours: Open Daily 9-6 Sunday 9-5

Thank you to the Northwest Herald readers and to all of our fantastic customers for naming Loud Brothers one of the best for Electrician and HVAC “Our Family’s Mission is Your Family’s Comfort!” • Residential • Commercial 3910 Main St. McHenry, IL 60050 (815) 271-5297 www.loudbrothers.com SM-CL2013626

• Industrial


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Thank You!

Thank you for voting us One of the Best

For Voting Us

“The Best”

Holistic Care

Feed and Seed Store & One of the Best Pet Stores. We are honored to serve our community for over 13 years and to be your trusted source for all your pet’s needs!

Well-Rooted Pediatrics 390 Congress Parkway Suite J, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-322-9300 • wellrootedpediatrics.com SM-CL2006776

Thank you McHenry County for voting us One Of The Best Financial Advisor In Mchenry County For 2022. We appreciate your confidence with our services.

Bring in this ad for a free gift with your purchase!

2400-A Johnsburg Road | Johnsburg, IL 60051 815-363-1117 Office • 815-363-1118 Fax • www.paradisefinancial.biz Helping you make your dreams come true. Securities offered through OneAmerica Securities, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA, SIPC. Paradise Financial Partners is not an affiliate of OneAmerica Securities and is not a broker dealer or Registered Investment Advisor. SM-CL2007754

2440 Westward Dr., Unit C • Spring Grove • 815-675-2008

www.naturesfeed.net

SM-CL2010446

We’re Proud to have been Voted THE BEST Roofing Company in McHenry County! Dynico Roofing

Roofing • Siding • Gutters “Prehistoric Prices” SM-CL2007757

815-385-2102


FEED AND SEED

One of the Best • Thomas’ Tails • Wholesome Petz Marengo Pet Supplies

PET GROOMER

VETERINARIAN

Best Richmond Veterinary Clinic One of the Best • Fox Valley Animal Hospital • Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center

One of the Best • Fur the Love of Dogs Inc • Lavage Pet Spa

Thank you for voting us The Best Real Estate Company!

PET KENNEL

Best Alden’s Kennels Inc. One of the Best • Paws on Pingree • Fur the Love of Dogs Inc

PET STORE

Best Reese’s Barkery & Pawtique

Fun Fact

This year, 110,526 votes were cast for hundreds of local businesses! This was an increase of over 5,000 votes from last year.

Re/Max Plaza

112 North Benton St., Woodstock, IL 60098

(205) 365-5113

rebeccakirchner.remax.com

Thank you to our wonderful customers for voting us #1 Complimentary Digital Safety Inspections Photos and videos sent to your phone

Now Offering Wheelchair Lift Service Certified mobility equipment specialist “The Most Recommended & Reviewed Auto Repair Center in McHenry County”

Experts in Diagnostics The highest technical expertise you will find

36k Mile/36 Month Parts & Labor Warranty Complimentary Roadside Assistance Protection Fleet Accounts Welcome Loyalty Rewards Program 0% Financing Available

SM-CL2007751

3800 McCullom Lake Road, McHenry, IL 60050 815-363-2886 northtownautoservice.com

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Best Amanda’s Pup N Sudz

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Best Nature’s Feed

One of the Best • Nature’s Feed • Thomas’ Tails


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BEST OF THE FOX

THANK YOU

for voting us the Best auto body repair 2 years in a row!

Thank You For Voting Us One Of The Best Day Spas! Take time to disconnect from the pressures of everyday life and reconnect with your inner peace Lakeside Healing Arts Boutique’s aspiration is to create a tranquil environment for clients to relax and unwind wile receiving customized health and wellness services.

FAMILY OWNED & SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1972 • FREE ESTIMATES • PDR • EXPERT ON-SITE MIXING AND TINTING LAB • FEATURING CHIEF EZ-LINER FRAME STRAIGHTENING RACK

• AUTO BODY REPAIR & REFINISHING • CARS & TRUCKS • DOMESTIC & FOREIGN • INSURANCE WORK • FIBERGLASS WORK

PROUD TO BE SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR 50 YEARS!

@C&AAUTOBODY

WE’LL MAKE YOU HAPPY! WWW.CA-AUTOBODY.COM

(815) 354-1652 401 Country Club RD Suite 305 Crystal Lake

DEREK & DAN GRAFF 815-728-0144 CAAUTO@COMCAST.NET 7140 BARNARD MILL RD. WONDER LAKE, IL SM-CL2011402

The VERY BEST for your PET

Downtown Marengo

101 N State Street, Marengo, IL 60152 THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

SM-CL2008371

OF THE BEST 815-596-1500 ONE FEED AND SEED!


Professional Services

Best Chris Dunlap, Dunlap Financial Services

ATTORNEY

Best Gehris & Associates, LLC

One of the Best • Paradise Financial Partners • Integrity Financial

One of the Best • Taradash Johnson Janezic • The Law Offices of Lee & Wombacher

Best Davenport Family Funeral Homes and Crematory – Crystal Lake

COMPUTER REPAIR

Best Echelon Computers Inc. One of the Best • Corp It Dept • ProFix Computer Repair

EMPLOYMENT AGENCY

Best Express Employment Professionals

Top Notch Service for your High End Appliances

Servicing the NW Suburbs for 14 years and counting

Thank You for Voting for Us!

appliancemarshall.com

(847)829-4201 *Please note we do not service any LG or Samsung kitchen appliances*

The Doctors and Staff Would Like to Thank you for Voting Us the Best of the Fox 2022 “Best Eye Doctor”

Lamont M. Sprague, OD Kaitlyn Sprague Keller, OD, FAAO Tyler L. Doersam, OD Sidra Ahmad, OD www.lifetimevision2020.com

SM-CL2010930

SM-CL2012948

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

FUNERAL SERVICE

One of the Best • Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory • Willow Funeral Home & Cremation Care

INSURANCE AGENT

Best Cris Bimbi - State Farm Insurance Agent

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One of the Best • John W. Huff CPA • JL Accounting Inc

Best LMM & Associates, Inc.

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ACCOUNTANT

One of the Best • Sustainable Staffing Inc. • Working World Staffing Services


PRINTING AND SIGNAGE

One of the Best • HealthMarkets Insurance Tim Santos • Mars Insurance Agency

Best Eby Graphics

One of the Best • FASTSIGNS • Minuteman Press

LIMO/PRIVATE CAR/ TAXI SERVICE

Best Tommy’s Premier Rides

REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Best Becky Kirchner - REALTOR ReMax Plaza

One of the Best • A and M Taxi Inc. • My McHenry Limo

One of the Best • The Bremer Team - Keller Williams Success Realty • Glacier Realty, Inc. • Marj Carpenter, RE/MAX Suburban

MOVING COMPANY

Best University Movers

SM-CL2009425

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Thank you

One of the Best • Dreiske Moving & Storage • Two Men and a Truck

For Voting Us The Best Holistic Care!

PHOTOGRAPHER

Best Ashley Klemm Photography

Well-Rooted Functional Medicine

One of the Best • K Adams Foto • 400 Ft and Below Photography

GUILT FREE & Delicious!

Offering the very best health foods and supplements.

390 Congress Parkway, Suite I Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-355-1605 • wellrootedfunctionalmedicine.com

Only organic juice & smoothie bar in Barrington & McHenry county.

4 YEARS IN A ROW! Thank you for voting LMM & Associates, Inc. The BEST Accountant in McHenry County

“Thank you for voting for us this year! We are appreciative of your votes!

for the past four years in a row!

The Architect of your Business!

JUICE BAR • ACAI BOWLS • SMOOTHIES

We provide you with successful tax and financial strategies to help improve your net worth, protect your financial security, and create prosperity in both personal and business finances.

Follow Us On

organicrootzshop.com

Locally sourced products available. 1202 S. Main St., Algonquin 215 N Hough St, Barrington

224.209.8648 847.387.4075

11017 N. Woodstock St. | Huntley, IL | 847-458-2460 www.LauraMraz.com SM-CL2006977


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A+ Dog Training Successfully training McHenry County dogs for over 20 years!

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A Successful Team! CLASSES OFFERED:

Puppy Kindergarten, Obedience, Rally, Conformation, Agility, Nosework & Behavior Modification

SM-CL2007725

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38 Thank you for your vote 5 years in a row!

This coupon worth $25.00 ANY GROUP CLASS

OFF

New Clients Only - Limit 1 Per Customer. No Cash Value

And Storage

We would like to thank all of McHenry County for voting us the

BEST MOVING COMPANY FOR 2022! We appreciate all of our supporters over the past 35 plus years!

Local, Long Distance and Storage www.universitymoversil.com 755 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry, IL. • 779-444-2387

Since 1987 IL.C.C. MC 88419 US DOT 3464984


Retail - Food & Beverage BAKERY

One of the Best • Konrad’s Bakery • Rosie’s Gluten Free Sweets, Inc.

BUTCHER

One of the Best • Kalck’s Butcher Shop • Hub Market

CHOCOLATE/CANDY

Best Riverside Chocolate Factory One of the Best • Mellie’s Chocolate & Co. • Morkes Chocolates

One of the Best • Woodstock Farmer’s Market • Pearl Street Market

LIQUOR STORE

Best Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse One of the Best • Binny’s Beverage Depot - McHenry • Sam’s Liquor & Wine

WINE SHOP

Best Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse One of the Best • Winestock Market & Lounge • Americano

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Best Butcher On the Block

Best Farmers Market+ At The Dole

BEST OF THE FOX

Best Blessed Little Kitchen

FARMERS MARKET


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Choose from an array of hotels and allinclusive resorts specifically designed for adults 18+ – from ultra-chic and modern, to laid-back and carefree. Make new friends from throughout the world, indulge in decadent dining experiences and rev up the romance. Apple Vacations makes getting there easy and affordable, with Exclusive Nonstop Vacation and Scheduled Air flights. Once you arrive at your destination, a Resort Representative will meet you at the airport and guide you to your complimentary hotel transfer. That’s the Apple Advantage! Congratulations to Cary Travel Express ~ ALG Diamond Preferred Travel Agency on Best of the Fox Travel Agency

SAVE $50 ON YOUR NEW APPLE VACATION RESERVATION! Valid until 10/31/22

Contact Cary Travel Express for details.

Cary Travel Express 9 Jandus Road 847-639-3300 www.carytravelexpress.com SM-CL2011105

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US THE BEST SHOE STORE!

Celebrating over 50 years serving McHenry! Vitamins Herbs CBD Vegan Gluten Free Organics

1AW Crystal Lake Plaza Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 444-7239 SM-CL2010490

Thank You for voting us The Best Health Food Store!

Naturescornucopia.com 1717 N Richmond Road (Rt. 31) • McHenry, IL 60051 815.385.4500 • Fax: 815.385.26967 Mon-Fri 9-7 • Sat 9-5 • Sun 9-3 SM-CL2010441


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WINNER FOR: HVAC, PLUMBING, & ELECTRICAL

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The feel-good factor Doing for others certainly has an impact on the person on the receiving end, but also benefits the do-gooders. A November 2020 survey by Union Bank found that 72 percent of Americans said supporting small businesses was more important than getting the best deals. That may be due to the feeling of helping out a neighbor.

Create job opportunities Shopping at small businesses keeps those establishments afloat, and it also keeps their employees afloat. Small businesses are the largest employers in the United States. A person may never know when he or she – or a relative – will need a job. Keeping small businesses viable provides a strong job market for locals.

also may be more inclined to work with local vendors and start-ups than national companies that have global supply chains. These are just a few of the many reasons to seek out small businesses when in need of products or services.

Keep money in the community The Small Business Administration says $48 out of every $100 spent at a small business stays in the community. Spend the same $100 at a national retailer and only $14 stays.

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Data breaches can happen for a variety of reasons. Criminals utilize spyware and phishing schemes to access sensitive data. Some data breaches are a byproduct of accidents or employee negligence. Computer or system failures may inadvertently make data

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The credit reporting agency Experian says a data breach is when information is accessed, taken or used by a person without authorization. The Identity Theft Resource Center indicates three data breaches happen every day. With most data breaches, cybercriminals steal names, email addresses, usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers. However, any data that can be sold is potentially at risk in a data breach.

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