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SEE WHO’S BEEN VOTED THE BEST

2018 Automotive Family/Specialty/Hobby Food & Drink Health & Beauty House & Home Pet Care Professional Services Retail


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WHERE IT’S AT Automotive............................................... 4 Family / Specialty / Hobby........................6 Food & Drink.................................. 8, 10, 20 Health & Beauty.......................................22 House & Home.........................................24

At the Herald-News, our mission is to serve our communities and make them better places to live. We are not alone, local businesses and our loyal readers play an important role in our communities. In September, we allowed our readers to vote on our website for their favorite businesses in the 2018 Best of Will County Reader’s Choice Awards.

Pet Care...................................................26 Professional Services..............................28 Retail...................................................... 30

Theses are the best of the best according to you, our readers. We’re pleased to present this year’s Best of Will County Reader’s Choice winners….and we look forward to doing it all again next year.

2175 Oneida St. Joliet, Il 60435 815-280-4100 www.theherald-news.com

Jacob Henry Mansion Old Central Church Conferences, Meetings & Seminars Company Picnics Social & Special Occasions Nondenominational Chapel

Victorian Ballroom Lawn & Gardens Dinner Banquets Wedding & Baby Showers Rehearsal Dinners Wedding Receptions

20 South Eastern Avenue Joliet, Illinois 60433 815-722-1420

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Above Photo Seated From Left: James D. Grumley, Richard J. Kavanagh, Robert R. Gorbold; Second Row From Left: Lisa C. Holloway, Michael Gahan, Nicole L. Johs, Kathy M. Sons, Pamela Davis Gorcowski, Chantal S. Host; Back Row From Left: Mike Hansen, Bryan W. Kopman, Scott M. Hardek (Wheaton), Jeffrey M. Archambeault, Emma J. Vosicky, Paul J. Richards, Matthew W. Campbell, Nathaniel P. Washburn, Jamie B. Collins; Not Pictured: Thomas R. Osterberger

SERVING BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE WHO MEAN BUSINESS • Appellate law • Corporate law • Commercial litigation • Construction law • Employment law • Estate Planning • Family & Divorce law • Government & Municipal law • Insurance law • Land Use & Zoning matters • Personal Injury claims & lawsuits • Real Estate law VOTED “THE BEST” BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SERVICE & LAWYER/LAW FIRM by Herald News voters – Thank you again Herald News readers for these honors.

111 North Ottawa Street Joliet, Illinois 60432 | 815.727.4511

2100 Manchester Road | Building B Suite 906 Wheaton, Illinois | 630.547.2590


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AUTO BODY SERVICES

CAR WASH

OIL CHANGE

TIRE SERVICES

BEST

BEST

BEST

BEST

John Lawson’s Auto Rebuilders

Delta Sonic Car Wash

Dellwood Tire & Auto Repair

Discount Tire

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Wrecks Auto Rebuilders Inc Todd’s Body Shop & Towing

Motor Mat Car Wash Jack’s Car Wash & Lube Center

Advanced Auto Repair & Sales Sooper Lube

Dellwood Tire & Auto Repair Advanced Auto Repair & Sales

THANK YOU

for voting Plainfield Junior Woman’s Club

Family. Friends. Community.

Spring Fling Casino Night

One of the Best Non-profit Fundraisers. Mark Your Calendars

April 12, 2019

is the Plainfield Junior Woman’s Club Spring Fling Casino Night

Rick Hakey, Agent 24048 W Lockport Street Plainfield, IL 60544 Bus: 815-436-5608 rick.hakey.g0nl@statefarm.com

We’re all in this together.

State Farm® has a long tradition of being there. That's one reason why I'm proud to support all our local communities! Thank you for selecting Team Hakey Best of Will County.

Here to help life go right.

®

Find Tickets & Sponsorship Information at plainfieldjuniors.com/casinonight

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State Farm, Bloomington, IL


$99 Per Guest plus tax & gratuity Includes: Butler Passed Horsd’Oeuvres (2 hot & 2 cold) Select Entre Options Cake Cutting Late Night Snack 4 Hour Premium Bar Dessert & Coffee Table Gold Chiavari Chairs Premium Table Linens and Napkins

Guarantee your date and book your tour today!

815-600-7034

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214 N. Ottawa St • Downtown Joliet www.renaissancecenter.net Operated by Premier Events and Banquets

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Guest Minimum 150 Must Book By 2/18/19

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2019 All Inclusive Wedding Package

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BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE

FAMILY RECREATION

FLORIST

BEST

BEST

BEST

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center

Joliet Park District

Bella Fiori Flower Shop Inc

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Channahon Lanes Candy and Corn

Plainfield Park District Lockport Township Park District C.W. Avery Family YMCA

Labo’s Flowers & Gifts Palmer Florist

BOWLING ALLEY

FESTIVAL / LOCAL EVENT

ONE OF THE BEST

BEST

BEST

Joliet Town & Country Lanes

The Great Joliet Prison Break In

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Plainfield Lanes & Escape Room Channahon Lanes

DANCE STUDIO

GOLF COURSE BEST

Mistwood Golf Club

American Italian Cultural Society, Festa Italiana Witches Night Out, Joliet

NON-PROFIT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

Best Shorewood HUGS Chocolate Ball ONE OF THE BEST

Our Fallen Hero Foundation in Memory of PFC Aaron Toppen Plainfield Junior Woman’s Club Spring Fling Casino Night

PRESCHOOL/ DAY CARE

ONE OF THE BEST

BEST

Sanctuary Golf Course Heritage Bluffs Golf Course

Apple Tree Preschool ONE OF THE BEST

St. Mary Immaculate Parish School Richland Center, Lockport Township Park District

BEST

Beth’s Dance Academy ONE OF THE BEST

Vaughan Dance Academy Raise The Barre Dance Company

2017

2018

Thank You Joliet!

Duke’s Landscape Services voted as “The Best” LANDSCAPING/GARDENING Company in the area Call us in the Spring to find out why!

(815) 722-1300 2017

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408 THEODORE ST., JOLIET

www.dukeslandscapeservices.com


- Pauly and Christine Horwath

2018

Thank You for voting us one of Will County's Top 3 Best Real Estate Companies 2018!

ALL FRESH | NEVER FROZEN NON-GMO ON

@BIGPAULYSWOODFIREDPIZZA

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For all of your real estate needs 815.774.0777 www.taylorstreetrealty.com

THANK YOU for voting us one of THE BEST Health and Fitness Clubs

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11914 IL-59 Suite 130 • Plainfield 815-782-8623 @barre3northplainfied barre3.com

2018

Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote me “The Best” Broker in Real Estate for 2 consecutive years! I am humbled that each of you have given me your vote of confidence…it is truly an honor! Inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame 2015 100% Club - 2008 to present 2018 Platinum Club

LaNita Cates 630-341-1545 lanitacates@yahoo.com www.HappyBuyersandSellers.com

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“THANK YOU for Voting us the #1 Thin Crust Pizza- We are Honored! “

2018

2017

Ultimate Professionals


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BAKERY

BREAKFAST

CHICKEN WINGS

FISH FRY

BEST

BEST

BEST

BEST

Milano Bakery Inc.

Crispy Waffle

Chicken-N-Spice

Knights of Columbus 4400

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Sweet Gallery Cups ‘n Cakes Fleckenstein’s Bakery

Southern Café Gina’s Teardrop Cafe

Buffalo Wild Wings Chicago St. Pub

BANQUET FACILITY

BURGER

DONUT SHOP

Knights of Columbus The Good Shepherd Council 5573 Knights of Columbus Joliet Council #382

BEST

BEST

BEST

Jacob Henry Mansion

Hamburgerseria

Home Cut Donuts, Inc.

FRIED CHICKEN Chicken-N-Spice

BEST ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Renaissance Center Rialto Square Theatre

Sizzles Chefy’s Kitchen

Donut Den Whizzy Puffs

BBQ

CATERING

FINE DINING

ONE OF THE BEST

White Fence Farm Restaurant Chefy’s Kitchen

BEST

BEST

BEST

Baby Back Blues BBQ

Bella Cucina Catering

Truth Restaurant

GYRO BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Mickey’s Gyros

Firewater BBQ & Brew Chefy’s Kitchen

Chicken-N-Spice Happy Belly

Al’s Steak House Restaurant Syl’s Restaurant & Lounge

ONE OF THE BEST

Sub Dock Gyro Shack

THANK YOU for voting us “THE BEST”

in the FRIED CHICKEN, LUNCH & CHICKEN WINGS Categories

& “ONE OF THE BEST”

in the CATERING & ITALIAN BEEF Categories

50 BREAST CHUNKS

CHICKEN ON THE BONE

$60.56

$55.50

20 CHUNK SPECIAL

24 PIECE SUPER FEAST

Starting at

1 large side, 4 biscuits

$26.19

50 PIECES Starting at

3 large sides, 10 biscuits

$39.99

CHICKEN-N-SPICE

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251 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL • (815) 727-11OO Open Daily

Chicken-N-SpiceJoliet.com


Thank You for voting us as One of the Best Clothing Boutiques!

BEST DENTISTS IN WILL COUNTY for the second year in a row!

Jim Malinowski, D.D.S. & David Sefcik, D.D.S. 903 129th Infantry Dr., Suite 100 • Joliet, IL 60435 815-725-1605 • malinowskisefcik.com Providing beautiful dresses & gowns for pageants, prom, homecoming, black tie events, First Communion and

2018

Mother of the Bride as well as your

for voting us one of the Best Catering Services in Will County

less formal events

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WHERE GREAT THINGS HAPPEN EVERY DAY The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. With our large variety of classes and programs, you will be sure to find something that fits your family’s needs, interests and busy schedule. • • • • • • • •

Plainfield’s Only Indoor Waterpark

Group exercise classes seven days a week Personal training, group cycling and specialty classes Quality childcare while you exercise Swim lessons, lifeguarding classes and the JETS Swim Team Before and after school programs and summer camps Youth sports leagues and camps Preschool programs Family nights, holiday events and birthday parties

Newly Renovated Wellness Center is Now Open

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

At the YMCA, no one is turned away due to the inability to pay. Stop by today to learn more about the Y’s Scholarship Program. C.W. AVERY FAMILY YMCA 15120 Wallin Drive • Plainfield, IL 60544 • (815) 267-8600 • www.jolietymca.org

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707 W. Jefferson St. Unit N Shorewood, IL 60404 815-630-3009 www.adressboutique.com

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HOT DOG

ICE CREAM / CUSTARD

BEST

BEST

Babe’s Hotdogs

The Original Walt’s Ice Cream

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Portillo’s Hot Dogs Joes Hot Dog

Hazel Marie’s Ice Cream Cool Creations Homemade Ice Cream

Massage Therapy by Courtney! Courtney Sanders I Would like to thank all my loyal clients for voting me as

“THE BEST” in Therapeutic Services!

Truth Restaurant 808 W. Jefferson St. • Joliet, IL (815) 744-5901 TruthRestaurant.com 2018

Thank you to all our customers and staff for voting for us and making the last 16 years extraordinary. We are forever grateful.

25158 W. Eames St. Channahon

Congratulations Debbie Peterson, at Richland Center Voted 2018 BEST Preschool Center in Will County!

Mrs. Peterson is the Lead Teacher at Richland Preschool, a facility of the Lockport Township Park District.

Preschool Open Houses Sat., Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (All Three Centers) Dellwood Park Friendship Center Richland Center Community Center at High Point 2200 Lynwood, 1811 Lawrence Ave, 175 S. High Point Dr., Crest Hill Lockport Romeoville

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LEARN PLAY GROW

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CELEBRATING 5 YEARS IN BUSINESS!

2018

Please be sure to join us on the last Monday of every month for our

Kevin Molloy, State Farm 816 W. Laraway Road New Lenox, IL 60451 815-463-5800 MolloyInsurance.com

2018

from 6:30-8 am. Like us on

Kevin Molloy State Farm Agent

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826 W. Laraway Road New Lenox, IL 60451 815.717.8111 Open 6am - 3pm Daily

FREE Veteran Breakfast

Thank You, Neighbors!

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After five years in business serving the New Lenox area, Gina’s Teardrop Café is proud to be voted One of the Best Breakfast Places in Will County. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for their continued support.


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“I am honored to have been voted the best chiropractor in Will County!” -Dr. Carissa Baranoski

Body and Spine Clinic with My Ideal Body will be hosting a

Customer Appreciation Open House December 7 from 10a - 6p and December 8 from 9a - 12p Food, Fun, Specials, and Raffles!

815-212-3424

815-582-0006

350 Houbolt Road, Suite 101 Joliet

Aschinberg Pediatrics L. Claude Aschinberg, M.D. Paul Aschinberg M.D. Anthony DiPasquale, M.D. Shelli Seebruch, M.D. Joseph Giancarlo, D.O. SM-CL1603364

114 Barney Dr. Joliet, IL 60435 Phone: (815) 729-0521 www.aschinbergpediatrics.com


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Duke’s Landscape Services was voted best Gardening / Landscaping.

Rowland Animal Clinic was voted best Veterinarian.

Joliet Park District was voted best Family Recreation.

La Mex was voted best Mexican Food. Delta Sonic Car Wash was voted best Car Wash.

Malinowski & Sefcik was voted best Dentist.

Eye to Eye was voted best Eye Doctor.

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Kristen Robertson, Allstate Insurance was voted best Insurance Agency.

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Discount Tire was voted best Tire Services.


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Fred C Dames Funeral Home and Crematory was voted best Funeral Services.

Dr. Carissa Baranoski, Body and Spine Clinic was voted best Chiropractor.

Apple Tree Preschool was voted best Preschool/ Day Care.

Christopher Totani, Guaranteed Rate was voted best Mortgage Broker.

Mistwood Golf Club was voted best Golf Course.

Zark Heating and Cooling was voted best Heating / A.C..

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center was voted best Birthday Party Venue.

Dellwood Tire & Auto Repair was voted best Oil Change and one of the best Tire Services.

Lawson’s Auto Rebuilders Inc was voted best Auto Body Services.


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Ada V. Paolucci, DPM was voted best Podiatrist.

LaNita Cates, RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals was voted best Real Estate Broker.

Chicken-N-Spice was voted best Chicken Wings, best Fried Chicken and best Lunch and one of the best Catering and Italian Beef.

Joliet Town & Country Lanes was voted best Bowling Alley.

The Great Joliet Prison Break In was voted best Festival / Local Event.

Beth’s Dance Academy was voted best Dance Studio.

Big Pauly’s Wood Fired Pizza was voted best Pizza - Thin Crust.

The Original Walt’s Ice Cream was voted best Ice Cream / Custard.

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Bella Cucina Catering was voted best Catering.

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Shorewood HUGS Chocolate Ball was voted best Annual Non-Profit Fundraising Event.


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Emediate Cure Quick Care was voted best Family Practice/ Primary Care Doctor.

Home Cut Donuts, Inc. was voted best Donut Shop.

AMP Plumbing and Mechanical was voted best Plumbing.

Massage by Courtney was voted best Therapeutic Services.

BrightDogs DogPark and DayCare was voted best Pet Services/ Supplies.

Divas Salon & Spa was voted best Beauty Salon and one of the best Therapeutic Services.

Jacob Henry Mansion was voted best Banquet Facility.

Maurie’s Table was voted best Deep Dish Pizza and one of the best Thin Crust Pizza.


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Milano Bakery Inc. was voted best Bakery.

Crispy Waffle was voted best Breakfast.

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Aschinberg Pediatrics was voted best Pediatrician.

Bella Fiori Flower Shop Inc was voted best Florist.

Binny’s Beverage Depot was voted best Liquor Store.

Baby Back Blues BBQ was voted best BBQ.

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Knights of Columbus 4400 was voted best Fish Fry.

Al’s Steak House was voted best Steak and one of the best Fine Dining.


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Merichka’s Restaurant was voted best Poor Boy.

Our Lady of Angels was voted best Senior Care Facility.

111 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432 Kavanagh Phone: Grumley 815-727-4511 & Gorbold LLC was voted best Lawyer/ Law Firm and best Business To Business Service. kggllc.com

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BIG FIRM EXPERIENCE

Fritz’s Pour House Bar was voted best Sports Bar.

SMALL FIRM ATTENTION

Case closed. We are “The Best” Employer (Under 50 Employees) and “One of the Best” in the Business to Business Service category. Herald-News Portillo’s Thank Hot Dogs was you voted best Italian Beef and one of thereaders best Hot Dog. for these honors.

Jen’s Cleaning Service was voted best Cleaning Services.

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Mickey’s Gyros was voted best Gyro.

Will County Brewing Company was voted best Microbrewery.


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SaraBoo Creek was voted best Gift Shop.

Mitchell’s Food Mart was voted best Meat Market/ Butcher Shop.

Babe’s Hotdogs was voted best Hot Dog.

Moody Blues Jeans Boutique was voted best Clothing Boutique/ Store.

Tri-Star Cabinet & Top Co was voted best Home Improvement Service.

Will County Habitat for Humanity ReStore was voted best Resale / Antique Shop.

Truth Restaurant was voted best Fine Dining.

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Athletico Physical Therapy - Shorewood was voted best Physical Therapy.

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Rise Above: Unconventional Training was voted best Health / Fitness Club.


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FOOD&DRINK

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ITALIAN BEEF BEST

Portillo’s Hot Dogs

H ITALIAN BEEF H LIQUOR STORE H MEXICAN FOOD H STEAK H

MEAT MARKET/ BUTCHER SHOP BEST

PIZZA- Deep Dish

SPORTS BAR

BEST

BEST

Maurie’s Table

Fritz’s Pour House Bar

Mitchell’s Food Mart ONE OF THE BEST

Chicken-N-Spice Babe’s Hotdogs

LIQUOR STORE

ONE OF THE BEST

Tischler’s Market C P Meat Market Inc.

BEST

MEXICAN FOOD

Binny’s Beverage Depot

BEST

La Mex

ONE OF THE BEST

Twin-Dor Package Liquor Joe’s Beverage Warehouse Consumers Liquor Store

Habanero Mexican Fine Cuisine El Burrito Loco

LUNCH

MICROBREWERY

BEST

Chicken-N-Spice ONE OF THE BEST

Chefy’s Kitchen Chicago St. Pub

ONE OF THE BEST

BEST

Will County Brewing Company

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Giordano’s Cemeno’s Pizza

Double-J-Sports Bar Inc Heroes West Sports Grill

PIZZA- Thin Crust

STEAK

BEST

BEST

Big Pauly’s Wood Fired PIZZA

Al’s Steak House Restaurant

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Cemeno’s Pizza Maurie’s Table

Syl’s Restaurant & Lounge Opera House Steak & Seafood

POOR BOY BEST

Merichka’s Restaurant ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

MyGrain Brewing Company Elder Brewing Co.

Chefy’s Kitchen Sub Dock

815-744-7773

2600 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, Il 60435 www.babeshotdogs@sbcglobal.net

“THANK YOU FOR ONCE AGAIN HONORING BABES HOT DOGS WITH The BEST Hot Dog In Will County ty and One of Th The Best Beef Sandwiches. WE ARE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT CO COMMUNITY!”

-Tim and Amy Reilly

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May your holidays be joyful and bright. Thank you for voting us “The BEST Insurance Agency” in Will County for the second year in a row! We truly appreciate what we do. Each day we are privileged to meet new families, build relationships, and educate customers as we help them make decisions to protect what matters most to them.

16108 S Route 59, Suite 118 Plainfield kristenrobertson@allstate.com Proud to offer the Good Hands® protection you expect and deserve.

The Original

An Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor located in the heart of Downtown Plainfield Open Daily 12:00 to 10:00 pm April 1 to September 30

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815-782-3166

THANK YOU JOLIET/WILL COUNTY FOR VOTING US “THE BEST ICE CREAM” IN WILL COUNTY 2017 2018 3 CONSECUTIVE YEARS YOU ARE THE GREATEST CUSTOMERS ON EARTH

The Dillon Family

1314 W. JEFFERSON STREET

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Kristen Robertson 815-345-4495

See you April 1st!

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THANK YOU for Voting Hazel Marie's one of THE BEST ice cream shops in Will County

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BEAUTY SALON

EYE DOCTOR

ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR

PODIATRIST

BEST

BEST

BEST

BEST

Divas Salon & Spa

Eye to Eye

Dr. Anuj S. Puppala, M.D.

Ada V. Paolucci, DPM

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Bliss Hair Studio Evan Michaels Spa

Kuhar Vision Care Cutler Eye Care, Dr. James Cutler

ONE OF THE BEST

Dr. Michael Murphy, DO Dr. William J Farrell M.D.

Robert K. MacNab, DPM Bailey Foot & Ankle Specialist PC

CHIROPRACTOR

FAMILY PRACTICE/ PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR

PEDIATRICIAN

SENIOR CARE FACILITY

BEST

Aschinberg Pediatrics

BEST

Dr. Carissa Baranoski, Body and Spine Clinic

Emediate Cure Quick Care

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Dr. Lisa Rubis, ANEW Chiropractic Community Chiropractic Center

Dr. Robert W. Schubert MD Dr. Robert S. Schubert

DENTIST

HEALTH / FITNESS CLUB

BEST

BEST

Malinowski & Sefcik

Rise Above: Unconventional Training

ONE OF THE BEST

Dr. Joseph Rubis, Anew Dental & Orthodontics Shorewood Family Dental Care

ONE OF THE BEST

CrossFit Mettle and Honor Barre3 North Plainfield

From the management & staff to all the people that voted for Hamburgerseria as the

BEST HAMBURGER in Will County!

We appreciate all our customers

THANK YOU |

Joliet, IL

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815-725-2883

Our Lady of Angels ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County Alden Courts of Shorewood

Thomas Moore, MD Jercinovic Pediatrics

PHYSICAL THERAPY BEST

THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

Athletico Physical Therapy Shorewood

BEST

Massage by Courtney ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Presence Physical Therapy ATI Physical Therapy

Tranquility Massage and Bodywork Divas Salon & Spa

Fresh & Silk Flowers and Plants

for allowing us to serve you and the opportunity to bring out our best! 1015 Essington Rd.

BEST

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Proudly all the us Thank youserving for voting communities in southeast as One of the Best Florists County inGrundy Will County!

204 North Water St.

204 North Water St. Wilmington Wilmington 815-476-5638

815-476-5638 www.tloft.com www.tfloft.com

Proudly Serving Voted ‘Best communities inFlorist south in Greater WillGrundy and southeast County’ Grundy Counties!

One of a Kind Gift Items All in One Beautiful Downtown Shop

Womens Fashion Accessories and Jewelry

A BIG THANK YOU!

www.hamburgerseria.com

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To All Those That Trust Us With Your Special Family Members

2018

Shorewood Animal Hospital, LLC 504 Brook Forest Ave. (Rt. 59), Shorewood

815.744.2082 M, W, F 7:30 AM–6:00 PM | T, TH 7:30 AM–8:00 PM | SAT 8:00 AM–NOON

Family owned and operated since 1997 Open your child's heart to the magic of dance

815-439-9070

www.bdadance.com

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Thank you! Your vote for the Best of Will County’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards is appreciated! Trust Chris with your home purchase and you’ll have access to: • Versatile down payment assistance programs. • In-house underwriting for fast turnarounds. • 25+ years of mortgage experience.

• Weekend and evening availability. • A super-fast online application and pre-approval. • A guide, an advocate and a friend.

NMLS ID: 222019; IL - 031.0047381 - MB.0005932 • NMLS ID #2611 (Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org) • IL - Residential Mortgage Licensee - IDFPR, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois, 60603, 312-793-3000, 3940 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 #MB.0005932 Not all applicants will be approved for financing. Receipt of application does not represent an approval for financing or interest rate guarantee. Restrictions may apply, contact Guaranteed Rate for current rates and visit www.guaranteedrate.com/restrictions for more information. SM-CL1602660

For a low-rate mortgage with low stress, contact Chris today! Chris Totani VP of Mortgage Lending O: (630) 864-3771 C: (708) 703-1234 Chris.Totani@rate.com Rate.com/ChrisTotani 20646 Abbey Woods Ct N, Ste 203 & 204 Frankfort, IL 60423

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3500 Caton Farm Rd

707 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood 815-730-9359 divassalonspa.com

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THANK Y OU

From our family to 23 yours, thank you for making us #1


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CLEANING SERVICES BEST

Jen’s Cleaning Service

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GARDENING / LANDSCAPING

HEATING / A.C. BEST

Zark Heating and Cooling

BEST

Merry Maids The Maids of the Southwestern Suburbs

BEST

Tri-Star Cabinet & Top Co

Duke’s Landscape Services

ONE OF THE BEST

HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE

ONE OF THE BEST

DuPree Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc.

ONE OF THE BEST

Bronkberry Farms The Fields on Caton Farm

FLOORING STORE

ONE OF THE BEST

MCS Electric Inc. R.E. Duchene Roofing and Siding

PLUMBING

BEST

BEST

Marchio Tile & Carpet

AMP Plumbing and Mechanical

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

FCA The Flooring Guys

Meurer & Sons Plumbing & Heating Schmitz Brothers Plumbing

THANK YOU

We are so grateful to have been voted...

“Best of Will County Reader’s Choice!”

For Voting Will County Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Proudly serving Will & Cook Counties for 18 years with European designed floral arrangements, home décor and unique gifts.

1888 E. Lincoln Highway New Lenox, IL 815-463-8330 BellaFioriFlower.com

BEST RESALE ANTIQUE SHOP IN WILL COUNTY!!!!! 1395 N. Larkin Ave. Joliet www.restorejoliet.org

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“Thank You� for voting us THE BEST Family Recreation in Will County!

• 4,000 Square Foot Fitness Center

• Locker Rooms with Showers

• Wood Floor Gymnasium • Indoor Elevated Walking/ • Offering Personal Training Jogging Track and Childcare • Stretching Platform • 1,600 Square Foot • Fitness Studio

Multi-Purpose Room

Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC) | 24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield, IL. (815) 436-8812 | plfdparks.org

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Thank you for voting us one of the best beauty salons in Will County!

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(815) 729-9151 | 852 Sharp Dr. Shorewood, IL

     

       

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Thank You for Voting Us One of the Best Dance Studios Raise the Barre Dance Company is dedicated to providing our students with an excellent dance education with quality instruction from qualiďŹ ed professionals in a nurturing and welcoming environment. It’s not too late! Sign up for dance classes today.

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Classes available for dancers ages 3 to 18 • Ballet • Jazz • Contemporary • Poms Technique • Strength and Stretch • Lyrical • Pre-Dance

Call to sign up for classes! 24119 W Riverwalk Ct. Unit 145 Plainfield | www.rtbdance.com | 815-666-3378

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OPENING JANUARY 1!

40,000 Square Feet of FUN and FITNESS!


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VETERINARIAN

Thank you for voting SaraBoo Creek "The Best" Gift Shop in Will County!

BEST

Rowland Animal Clinic

BrightDogs DogPark and DayCare

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Shorewood Animal Hospital Crest Hill Cat And Dog Clinic

Poop Brigade Pet Waste Removal 2 Paws 4 U Pet Bakery and Treats

2018

Katie Loxton

Crest Hill 2313 Plainfield Rd (Rt 30) Crest Hill, Illinois 60403 815.730.3390

Downtown Naperville 107 W. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630.428.3671

Downtown Plainfield 24103 W Lockport St.,, Plainfield, IL 60544 815.267.6211

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GRAZIE! We Are Thankful that you voted FESTA ITALIANA as ONE OF THE BEST Festivals

To our friends and families in Will County -

THANKYOU! for voting and honoring us again as

One of the BEST Funeral Service Provider in the 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards.

SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR!! AUGUST 10-11, 2019

BUT, OUR GREATEST

HONOR

IS WORKING WITH AREA FAMILIES IN THEIR TIME OF NEED.

Entertainment both days!

FREE ADMISSION

Come and see what everyone is talking about! www.BaskervilleFuneral.com Matthew R. Baskerville, Funeral Director Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington 815-476-2181 Reeves Funeral Homes in Morris 815-942-2500 | Coal City 815-634-2125 | Gardner 815-237-2526

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For more details, call 815-725-7450 or visit our website www.americanitalian.org


Tammy Barvian

“Buying & Selling Your Home Made Easy!”

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815-483-9807 • www.barvian.com Local, Honest, Experienced

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busey.com 815.725.0123

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15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield, IL 60544 815-436-3953 • www.smischoo.org

Member FDIC

Thank you for voting us Best of Will County!

UNLIMITED Touch-Less Car Washes •

Wash every day

Save on gasoline

Save 20% on Express & Full Details

Save 10% on Oil Changes

Use of Express Lane

Cancel anytime. No commitment

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THANK YOU for voting St. Mary Immaculate Parish School one of "THE BEST" Pre-Schools

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Voted “One of the Best” 2018 in Real Estate! Thank you for putting your trust in me when buying or selling your home!


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ACCOUNTANT/ FINANCIAL ADVISOR

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SERVICE

BEST

BEST

Adam Underhill, Edward Jones

Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold LLC

ONE OF THE BEST

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Edward J Dollinger, Edward Jones Bermans and Sons

Minuteman Press of Joliet SERVPRO

BANK

FUNERAL SERVICES

BEST

BEST

BMO Harris

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory

ONE OF THE BEST

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Kristen Robertson, Allstate Insurance

Christopher Totani, Guaranteed Rate

ONE OF THE BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

Kevin Molloy, State Farm Insurance Rick Hakey, State Farm Insurance

Joseph LaGiglia, Oak Leaf Community Mortgage David Holmes, Oak Leaf Community Mortgage

LAWYER/ LAW FIRM

REAL ESTATE BROKER/ OFFICE

ONE OF THE BEST

Baskerville Funeral Home Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life

BEST

BEST

ONE OF THE BEST

MORTGAGE BROKER

BEST

Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold LLC

ONE OF THE BEST

Chase Bank Busey Bank

INSURANCE AGENCY

Erin Webster O’Brien, P.C. James A. Murphy, Mahoney Silverman & Cross LLC

BEST

LaNita Cates, RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals ONE OF THE BEST

Taylor Street Realty Tammy Barvian, Barvian Realty


“THANK YOU” FOR VOTING VAUGHAN DANCE ACADEMY ONE OF THE BEST DANCE STUDIOS!

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Thank you for voting us One of the Best Festival/Event in Will County! You make us feel like the coolest cats in town!

THANK YOU

815-725-1231

2231 W. Jefferson St

j o li e t tow n a n d c o u n t ry l a n e s .c o m

established in 1972

www.vaughandance.com

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for helping us celebrate our 60th year by voting us best bowling alley. We look forward to many more years serving the people of Will County!

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Our supporting Witches VAUGHAN DANCE & Warlocks are ACADEMY the cat’s meow!


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BEST

Moody Blues Jeans Boutique

Will County Habitat for Humanity ReStore

ONE OF THE BEST

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Ask Dress Boutique Me Tu Boutique Bella

ONE OF THE BEST

Audiophil’s Records Goodwill Store & Donation Center

GIFT SHOP BEST

SaraBoo Creek ONE OF THE BEST

Amy’s Hallmark Shop The Flower Loft Inc

Thank You For Your Vote! THANK YOU For Voting Shorewood Hugs Chocolate Ball the Best Fundraising Event!

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Joliet 330 N. Madison St., Suite 104 Joliet, IL 60435 Office: 815-725-8400

www.macnabfootandanklecenter.com

Saturday. February 2nd, 2019 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. New Venue: Holiday Inn and Suites 1471 Rock Creek Blvd, Joliet

Join us for a chance to win a trip, raffles, silent auction, appetizers, cash bar, dancing, & samplings of some of the area’s best chocolate creations!

Follow the Herald-News on 2018 Area breaking news, entertainment news, feature stories and more!

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Proceeds Support: Our “Hugs & Wishes” PROGRAM

Tickets $60 each purchased online only www.shorewoodhugs.org


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“Thank you for voting us one of the best therapeutic services in Will county” Laura Donahue, LMT J. Michael Donahue, Reflexologist

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

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1815 Plainfield Rd. Crest Hill, IL 60403 (815) 725-9999

(815) 722-2821 Fax (815) 230-4943

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THANK YOU

to all who Voted for us to be named “One of the Best of Will County” in the Herald-News Readers Choice Contest! 2018

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One of the Best Auto Collision Services

2017

CONSTRUCTION

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Tranquility Massage and Bodywork, Inc.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US One Of The Best in The Herald News Reader’s Choice!


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