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and the Results Your Votes Have Been Counted... See the Winners Inside! Readers’ Choice 2023


Favorite Auto Body Shop

1stLaSalle Body & Fender

2ndFender Menders

3rd RT 71 Auto Body

Favorite Auto Detailing

1stGrueny’s Performance Detailing & Powder Coating

2ndOlson’s car care

3rd Fender Menders

Favorite Auto Repair Shop

1stGrosenbach’s Auto Repair

2ndA&B Garage

3rd Beard Bros

Favorite Car Wash

1stMr. Sparkle Auto Spa

2ndSuper Wash Peru

3rd Clean Getaway Express Tunnel Wash

Favorite New Car Dealership

1stBill Walsh Automotive

1st JP Chevrolet

3rd Je Perry Buick GMC

Favorite Oil Change

1stBill Walsh Automotive

1st JP Chevrolet

3rd Je Perry Buick GMC

Favorite Tire Store

1stKing Tire

2ndBig Boy’s Tires & Service

3rd Happy’s Super Service

Favorite Used Car Dealership

1stJP Chevrolet

2ndBill Walsh Automotive

2ndJe Perry Buick GMC

Favorite Wrecker Service

1stHappy’s Super Service

2ndScholle’s Towing & Body Shop

3rd Senica’s Interstate Towing

2 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE • Manor Court Skilled Nursing Care • Bounce Back Rehabilitation • AJ’s Fitness Center • Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living • Memory Lane - Fitness for the Mind® • Liberty Estates Retirement Apartments • Villa Homes MOST RESPECTED RETIREMENT LIVING FACILITY #1 THANK YOU FOR SELECTING US AS THE 1101 31st Street • 815-224-2200 • Not-For-Profit-Provider SM-LA2096905 Call or Text 815-894-2042 • Commercial & Residential • Seatonville, IL We will continue to work hard to be the best carpet cleaner in the Illinois Valley. Brad Kunkel Certified Technician THANK YOU for voting us your #1 Carpet Cleaner House Of Hunan 2718 4TH STREET • PERU • IL 61354 815•223•0969 Thank You for Voting us #1 Asian Restaurant, #1 Bu et and #1 Lunch SM-LA2096818
3 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | 3266 E 1st Road | Peru, IL 815-878-5883 | Your Dog’s Away From Home Home! Not only will your dogs feel at home, but we also guarantee excellent service so that your fur babies won’t even remember that you’re away! With all that we provide, you can feel at ease knowing that your pets are in great hands. Voted #1 Favorite Kennel & Voted a Favorite for Customer Service! in the NewsTribune 2023 Reader’s Choice awards! #1 #1 Thanks for Making Us No. 1 Favorite Auction Service McConville Realty & Auctioneering Office 815/539-5673 612 S. Main Street Cell 815/910-5673 Mendota, IL 61342 Farmland, Commercial & Residential SM-LA2097028 235 N Main Avenue | Ladd, IL 61329 P: 815-894-9200 • F: 815-894-2871 • THANK YOU! For Making Us a Favorite for Auto Repair SM-LA2097341


Favorite Annual Event

1stOglesby Summer Fun Fest

2ndCops 4 Cancer

3rd DePue Boat Races

Favorite Banquet Facility

1stMario’s Maples

2ndUptown Grill

3rd The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens

Favorite Golf Course

1stSpring Creek Golf Course

2ndSenica’s Oak Ridge

3rd Mendota Golf Club

Favorite Landmark

1stStarved Rock State Park

2ndWestclox Building & Museum

3rd Baker Lake

Favorite Place for Live Music

1stBulldog’s Bar

2ndHaze Smokehouse

3rd Starved Rock Lodge

Favorite Place for Video Gaming

1stBulldog’s Bar

2ndLadd Lanes

3rd Cabin Fever

Favorite Place to Bowl

1stLadd Lanes

2ndI V Super Bowl

3rd Pin Splitters Princeton

4 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE Along Peru’s Historic Riverfront 1100 Water St. | Peru, IL | 815-223-1742 We are proud to be serving this community for over 175 years. Thank you for your faith and trust in us! Voted one of your favorite Home Improvement Specialists and a favorite siding & window store. SM-LA2097402
5 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | Soups • Salads • Subs • Desserts Open 7 Days a Week Lunch & Dinner 113 Wright Street, La Salle 815-220-5120 America’s Favorite Sub! We Deliver! Hand Scooped Ice Cream Banana Pudding Shake Locally Owned, Family Operated. ALL NEW! PizzaQuickieSub THANK YOU for your warm welcome! Voted one of your Favorite New Restaurants! Fresh Baked Bread Daily • Toasted or Cold Sandwiches & Subs • Hand Sliced Eddie’s Pet Shop 3015 E. 3rd Rd. • LaSalle • 815-223-0043 • Salt Water Coral and Fish • Fresh Water Fish • Small Animals • Reptiles • Birds • Pet Foods & Supplies Thank you for voting us #1 Pet Store! Serving the community for 70 SM-LA2098419 Thanks for Voting Us One of the BEST! 2135 E. 879th Road Tonica, IL 61370 815-712-7000 • Retaining Walls Pavers Excavation Landscaping


Best New Restaurant

1stJo Jo’s Bar and Grill, Cherry

2ndBlue Margarita’s OGLESBY

3rd Quickie Soups, Salads & Subs, LaSalle

Favorite All You Can Eat Bu et

1stHouse Of Hunan

2ndMario’s Maples

3rd Hank’s Farm Restaurant

Favorite Asian Restaurant

1stHouse of Hunan

2ndBayou Express

3rd Hy-Vee

Favorite Bakery

1stSpring Valley Bakery


3rd Fourth Street Bakery

Favorite Bar

1stBulldog’s Bar

2ndRiverfront Bar & Grill

3rd Rip’s Tavern

Favorite Catering Service


2ndThe Cheese Shop

3rd Verucchi’s Ristorante

Favorite Custom Cake


2ndKelsey’s Kakes

3rd Spring Valley Bakery

Favorite Deli


2ndThe Cheese Shop

3rd Spring Valley Supermarket

Favorite Fried Chicken

1stRip’s Tavern

2ndVerucchi’s Ristorante

3rd Garzanelli’s Supper Club

Favorite Grocery Store



3rd Walmart Supercenter

6 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE Thanks for voting us a favorite for deli and catering service! 1219 Fulton St. • Ottawa • 815-433-0478 2813 Plaza Drive • Peru 815-223-6602 • Federally Insuraed by NCUA We appreciate our members for voting us #1 CREDIT UNION and #1 FINANCIAL INSTITUTION THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE! SM-LA2097803 SM-LA2097825 2215 Chartres Street • LaSalle 815-223-6438 Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 The Place to Shop for Your Kitchen and Bath Needs Thank You For Making Us No. 1 No. 1 Favorite Home Improvement Specialist
7 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | SM-LA2098005 for Allowing Us to Care for You! Thank You NO. 2 MOST RESPECTED RETIREMENT LIVING FACILITY 1700 Burlington St, Mendota • (815) 538-5300 Start Your Day Off With Something Sweet! Thank You for Selecting Us #1 Favorite Bakery Spring Valley Bakery 119 W St Paul Street • Spring Valley • 815-664-5102 FULL LINE BAKERY INCLUDING SPECIAL ORDER CAKES. WHOLESALE DELIVERIES. Tuesday-Sunday 5 a.m.-Noon • Closed Monday
8 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE toallwhovotedusoneofthebestin HEATING & COOLING andAPPLIANCES! Making Your Family Comfortable Since 1 944! 404 W. Main St. • McNabb 815-882-2111 Thanks for Voting us #1 in Plumbing & one of the best in Heating & Cooling! SM-LA2098464 Thank You! Voted #1 Pool & Spa Store 1761 Chessie Lane Ottawa 815-433-4664 1817 Fourth Street Peru 815-224-4676 101 Village Square Bradley 815-939-4600 Favorite Italian Restaurant 1stVerucchi’s Ristorante 2ndGarzanelli’s Supper Club 3rd Olive Garden Favorite Liquor Store 1stRudy’s Liquor Store 2ndHy-Vee 3rd Peru Liquor Favorite Meat Department 1stHy-Vee 2ndSpring Valley Supermarket 3rd B & R Tailgate Sausage Favorite Mexican Restaurant 1stNina’s Market 2ndJalapenos 3rd Mr. Salsas Favorite Outdoor Dining 1stHaze Smoke House 2ndSkoog’s Pub & Grill 3rd Riverfront Bar & Grill 3rd Starved Rock Lodge Favorite Place for Barbeque 1stStone Jug Barbeque 2ndHaze Smoke House 3rd Tonys Butt Shack BBQ Favorite Place for Breakfast 1stLiberty Family Restaurant 2ndGold Mine Restaurant 3rd Big Apple Family Restaurant Favorite Place for Brunch 1stStarved Rock Lodge 2ndHank’s Farm 3rd Mario’s Maples Favorite Place for Burgers 1stCulvers 2ndHaze Smokehouse 3rd Cabin Fever Bar & Grill Favorite Place for Co ee 1stStarbucks 1st The Bean Box 3rd Dunkin Donuts FAVORITE FOOD AND DRINK
9 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | Thank You to ALL of our Customers! We are proud to be Your #1 place for Ice Cream for the 32nd year in a row. Serving delicious soft serve ice cream to the Illinois Valley for 73 years!!! 309 E Dakota Spring Valley (815) 664-2736 SM-LA2098008 SM-LA2098521 DAILY TWILIGHT RATES At 3 PM Beginning Sept. 5, 2023 9 Holes - $17 18 Holes - $27 Includes Cart (815) 894-2137 Thank You VOTED #1 GOLF COURSE for 26 YEARS VOTED #1 GOLF COURSE for 25 YEARS DAILY TWILIGHT RATES At 3 PM Beginning Sept. 6, 2022 9 Holes $16 18 Holes $26 Includes Cart Spring Creek Golf Course Spring Valley, IL 1651 Midtown Road • Peru 815-223-5219 Thank You! Voted #1 Catering • Custom Cakes • Deli • Pharmacy Florist • Meat • Produce • Garden Center PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE ILLINOIS VALLEY, PROUD TO BE YOUR FAVORITE! VOTED #1 GROCERY STORE! Voted a Favorite For Bakery • Liquor Store • Asian Restaurant SM-LA2098648 Downtown La Salle SM-LA2100467 Thank you for voting us #1 Jewelry Store! 250 Backbone Road • Princeton 815-872-3500 Mon Please call for hours Open Tuesday–Friday for Dinner 5PM–10PM • Lounge opens 4PM Saturday Dinner–4PM–10PM • Lounge opens at 3:30PM Sunday Dinner–4PM–9PM • Lounge opens at 3:30PM THANK YOU For Voting Us Your Favorite Place for Steak!


Favorite Place for Ice Cream/

Frozen Yogurt

1stTastee Freez

2ndDairy Queen

3rd Bruce & Ollie’s Ice Cream, Specialty Co ee & Deli

Favorite Place for Lunch

1stHouse of Hunan

2ndLiberty Family Restaurant

3rd Cabin Fever Bar & Grill

Favorite Place for Pizza

1stLou’s LaGrotto

2ndPeru Pizza House

3rd Alfano’s Little Sicily

Favorite Place for Prime Rib

1stMario’s Maples

2ndThe Right Spice Supper Club

3rd The Study

Favorite Place for Seafood

1stRed Lobster

2ndVerucchi’s Ristorante

3rd Mario’s Maples

3rd Uptown Grill

Favorite Place for Steak

1stPrime Quarter Steakhouse

2ndWoody’s Steak House

3rd The Study

Favorite Place for Wings

1stLou’s LaGrotto

2ndSkoog’s Pub & Grill

3rd Rip’s Tavern

Favorite Produce Department



3rd Spring Valley Supermarket

10 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE We Value your Faith in Us! Voted #1 Place for PHYSICAL THERAPY THANK YOU for choosing CITY CENTER 1627 4th Street, Peru | 815-223-4479 | 815-667-4211 | #1 Hotel #1 Brunch #3 Place for Live Music #3 Outdoor Dining SM-LA2098854 SM-LA2100659 “We’re always hear for you!” 645 First Street, La Salle Also located in Mendota, Ottawa and Princeton Hammers Hearing Our Family Serving Your Families.. Thank you for your faith in us! Call us at (815) 224-2445 for a FREE hearing evaluation when you mention Readers’ Choice! VOTED #1
11 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | 1131 Shooting Park Rd, Peru | (815) 224-3240 breakfast • lunch • dinner Thank You For Your Support! Favorite Place for Breakfast Favorite Place for Lunch No. 1 No. 2 SM-LA2098484 Leonard Kuzmicki DPM S PRING VALLEY FOOT C LINIC Visit Our New Location at 416 E. Dakota St., Spring Valley 815-663-2511 Mon-Thu 9am-5pm • Fri 9am-3pm Corns • Bunions • Calluses • Ingrown Toenails Warts • Heel Pain • Office Surgery Medicare Assignments SM-LA2099109 FOR VOTING US NO. 1 FAVORITE FOOT CARE CLINIC THANK YOU! VLASTNIK’S MENSWEAR Rt. 6, Downtown Peru Open Mon.- Sat. 9-5, closed Thursdays 815-223-0695 Thank you for voting us your #1! Great Selection of Summer Clothing for Work and Play •All SizesShorts, Regulars, Big and Tall •Everything from dress to casual to work clothes • Lots of American-Made Merchandise FREE In-House Tailoring SM-LA2099113 Appliances • Heating & Cooling • All Types Plumbing 24 Hour Emergency Service 117-123 W. Walnut St. • Oglesby • (815) 883-3637 #1- Favorite Appliance Store #3- Favorite Heating/Cooling Company Thank you for voting us #1 Favorite Appliance Store & a Favorite Heating/Cooling Company!

Favorite Chiropractic Practice

1stDr. Gergovich Chiropractic

2ndRoger T. Miller, DC

3rd Farrell Chiropractic

Favorite Day Spa

1stDownstairs on First

2ndAriva Skincare & Day Spa

3rd Unwind at Westclox

Favorite Dentist

1stDavid Safranski DMD

2ndTerrence Kunkel DDS

3rd Granville Dental LLC

Favorite Eye Care Clinic

1stBlanco, Kays, Corgiat Eyecare

2ndAll About Eyes

3rd Eye Care Professionals

Favorite Fitness Center

1stIllinois Valley YMCA

2ndJazzercise-Spring Valley

3rd Planet Fitness

Favorite Foot Care Clinic

1stLarry Kettner DPM

1stSpring Valley Foot Clinic

3rd Nicholas Tabor DPM

Favorite Hair Salon

1stDeAngelo’s Hair Styling

2ndGreat Clips

2ndJean Arthur Salon

Favorite Hearing Care Clinic

1stHammers Hearing Care

2ndIllinois Valley Ear, Nose & Throat

3rd Wallace Center for Hearing

Favorite Nail Salon

1stDownstairs On First

2nd815 Nails

3rd Lee Nails

Favorite Pharmacy

1stHy-Vee Pharmacy

2ndJohnson Pharmacy

3rd Axline Pharmacy

12 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE SM-LA2099486 A FAVORITE FOR BAR & WINGS Thank you for voting us one of the best! EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE 682 E. Peru St., Princeton 815-875-4408 FARRELL CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 2110 4th St. • Peru • 815-224-2705 Visit Lucky Spur Saloon & Gaming next door! Thank You! 26 Years! for keeping us for#1 Check out our Red Light Therapy Tanning Bed! Stimulates Collagen Reduces wrinkles, acne & inflammation FAVORITE HEALTH AND BODY
13 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | Thank YOU for voting us #1 Favorite Insurance Agency Lori Janko Wilke, Agent 2025 Rock Street, Peru, IL 61354 (815) 223-2118 It is a great honor for us to receive this special award. I thank my awesome team Micki, Jessica, Amanda, Nick, and Kim for providing positively outrageous service to YOU. I am proud to be involved in our community for the past 33 years and look forward to continuing to serve You. SM-LA2099502 1091 S St Hwy. 251 • Mendota, IL • 815-539-6263 Mon.-Wed. & Fri. 9-5 • Thu. 9-1 • Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-4 BEDDING IN MENDOTA SM-LA2099596 A Favorite Furniture Store Thank You FOR YOUR SUPPORT Bernabei, Balestri & Fiocchi Thank You for your trust in us. ATTORNEYS AT LAW La Salle 815-223-6600 Spring Valley 815-664-2358 SM-LA2099682 SM-LA2100358 Horticulturist, Plantsman 3049 E. 3rd Road, LaSalle 815-224-1561 Morgan B. Wilson Thank You Illinois Valley For Voting Us Your Landscaper! #1 BONNIE LESTER WENDY FULMER Thank You Illinois Valley for choosing us #1 Real Estate Company 2409 4th Street, Peru 815-223-1088 CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNING AGENTS! SM-LA2100529
14 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE 300 Walnut Drive, Peru 815-223-7904 • Thank You for Your Faith in Us! Voted #1 Favorite Fitness Center Voted #1 Favorite Weight Loss Center Voted #2 Favorite Daycare #1 SM-LA2099809 3675 Frontage Rd Peru (815) 223-7000 Thank You New Car Dealership Used Car Dealership Place for Oil Change NO. 1 FAVORITE For Your Support WE HAVE MOVED! Visit Us at New Location & See Why We’re the #1 Favorite Bike Store 3955 Frontage Rd., Peru | Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5pm | Sat 10-4pm | Closed Sun | 815-223-2500 FREE ADMISSION! Located within a portion of the Historic Westclox Building 350 Fifth St., Suite 265 Peru, IL 61354 Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-2pm WINTER HOURS (Nov. 1- March 1) Fri - Sat 10am -2pm The museum is dedicated to the preservation and displaying of collections of products, documents, photos, antiques and history of the Westclox Company. for voting us the #2 Favorite Landmark! SM-LA2100332 301 N. COLUMBIA AVE., OGLESBY YOUR #1 AUTO REPAIR SHOP! THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE! YOUR #1 AUTO REPAIR SHOP! FAVORITE HEALTH AND BODY Favorite Tanning Salon 1stJamaka Me Tan 2ndPlanet Fitness 3rd Guys and Gals 3rd The Studio in Princeton Favorite Weight Loss Center 1stIllinois Valley YMCA 2ndJazzercize 3rd Weight Watchers Most Respected Physical Therapy Clinic 1stCity Center Rehabilitation 2ndATI Physical Therapy 3rd Liberty Village-Peru-Bounce Back Most Respected Retirement Living Facility 1stLiberty Village – Peru 2ndStonecroft Village 3rd Heritage Health 3rd JPO Retirement Home
15 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | SM-LA2099732 We’re Proud to be voted a Favorite Financial Institution and #1 Place for Mortgages Since 1887, we’ve been dedicated to giving individuals and businesses the attention they deserve. Come in and see how we can Make the Connection for all your banking needs! • Business Loans • Mortgage & Home Improvement Loans • Investment Services • Personal Banking | 815.223.4300 Member FDIC Dale Tieman Voted a Top Financial Advisor


Favorite Appliance Store

1stJohns Service & Sales


3rd Debo Ace Hardware

Favorite Attorney (Individual, not Company)

1stJohn Balestri

2ndGary Peterlin

2ndPat Barry

Favorite Auction Service

1stMcConville Realty & Auctioneering

2ndBullock Auction Service

3rd Tumbleson Auction Service

Favorite Bicycle Shop

1stBike Works

2ndRoyal Auto Supply

3rd The Bike Place

Favorite Carpet Cleaning service

1stAndy’s Karpet Kleaning

2ndStanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner

3rd Chem Dry, Jim Bibula

Favorite Children’s Boutique

1stAmia Boutique

2ndMilk Mustache

3rd Rock Paper Scissors

Favorite Computer Repair Service

1stTechnology Made Easy

2ndConnecting Point Computer Center

3rd Dave’s PC Shop

Favorite Credit Union

1stFinancial Plus Credit Union

2ndIllinois Valley Credit Union

3rd Holy Family, Oglesby Credit Union

Favorite Daycare Center

1stStacey Pohar Family

2ndIllinois Valley YMCA

3rd Mendota Child Development Center

Favorite Electrician

1stTown & Country Services

2ndFicek Electric

3rd Triple Service Inc.

16 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE LADD LANES 212 S Main St., Ladd • (815) 894-2712 THANK YOU! No. 1 Favorite Bowling Alley THANK YOU! No. 1 Favorite Bowling Alley SM-LA2097355 Just What The Doctor Ordered ... Selected A Favorite Pharmacy Johnson’s Pharmacy 203 St. Paul Street, Spring Valley (815) 664-5050 SM-LA2099672 THANKYOUFOR VOTINGUSYOUR FAVORITE CHIROPRACTOR!#1 CHIROPRACTIC CARE MASSAGE THERAPY ACUPUNCTURE 1303RDSTREET|LASALLE (815)223-0647 DRGERGOVICH.COM
17 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | David V. Safranski, D.M.D. Christopher Safranski, D.M.D. Thank You to Our Patients! For Voting Us No. 1 Favorite Dentist 2020, 2022, 2023 229 West Dakota St, Spring Valley, IL 61362 815-663-8131 SM-LA2097352 Thank You for Voting us #1 Favorite Wrecker Service HAPPY’S SUPER SERVICE 101 E. Dakota St. • Spring Valley • 815-663-8311 SM-LA2097343 SM-LA2099880 Rt. 6 • LaSalle • 815-223-2351 #1 • 1400+ BEERS • 1000+ WINES •1000+ LIQUORS • 150+ CIGARS THANK YOU for supporting locally owned independent business! AGAIN! SM-LA2100805 LaSalle County Travel Agency 545 First St. • LaSalle • 815-223-5500 • Voted #1 Travel Agency! Proud to serve our customers, thank you for your vote of confidence! Thank you for voting us your #1PLACE TO BUY TIRES LaSalle ALSO A FAVORITE AUTO REPAIR SHOP, WRECKER SERVICE & PLACE FOR AN OIL CHANGE 24 Hour Towing SM-LA2100213
18 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE SM-LA2097081 Voted your #1 Hardware Store A BIG thank you to our loyal customers! DeboHardware 1713 4th St., Downtown Peru (815) 223-0461 Mon-Fri 7-5:30 • Sat 7-5 • Closed Sundays 200 W DAKOTA ST., SPRING VALLEY (815) 663-8281 1802 N DIVISION ST., STE 205 MORRIS (815) 942-3042 Thank You for Voting Us No. 1 Favorite Eye Care Clinic Accepting New Patients and Most Major Insurances FAVORITE LOCAL BUSINESS OR SERVICE Favorite Plumber 1stGrasser’s 2ndTown & County 3rd Triple Service Favorite Financial Institution 1stFinancial Plus Credit Union 2ndFirst State Bank 3rd Peru Federal Savings Bank Favorite Flooring/Carpet Store 1stMenards 2ndDJs Carpet, Furniture & More 3rd Home Depot Favorite Florist 1stHy-Vee Floral 2ndValley Flowers & Gifts 3rd Petals By Peyton Favorite Furniture Store 1stSteinberg’s Furniture 2ndSherman’s 3rd Meyer’s Furniture Favorite Garden Center / Nursery 1stHy-Vee 2ndPeru Greenhouse 3rd Ekana Nursery & Landscaping Favorite Hardware Store 1stDebo Ace Hardware 2ndMenards 3rd Sullivan’s Ace Hardware Favorite Heating/Cooling Company 1stTown & Country Services 2ndGrasser’s Plumbing & Heating 3rd Johns Service & Sales Favorite Home Improvement Specialist 1stBuilder’s Choice 2ndMaze Lumber 3rd KoolMaster Favorite Hotel/Motel 1stStarved Rock Lodge 2ndHampton Inn 3rd Kishauwau Cabins
19 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | SM-LA2099882 845 1ST STREET | LASALLE Dine-In / Pick-Up 815-780-8080 Mon-Fri 9am - 8pm • Sat 8am-8pm Sun 8am-6pm Thank you for making us your Favorite Mexican Restaurant! MARKET TAQUERIA NINA'S #1 MENDOTA - (815) 539-3844 LASALLE - (815) 223-1000 Follow us on Twitter: @AncareVet Thank you for voting Ancare #1 Vet! We are proud to provide the most advanced pet care in the Illinois Valley! SM-LA2099897 300 Second Street • LaSalle • 815-223-8972 THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1 SIDING & WINDOW COMPANY! AND A FAVORITE HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST! HOLLOW VINYL SIDING • SOLID CORE VINYL • Easy to Clean • Bow & Bays • All Styles & Finishes • Reinforced construction • Custom t & installed • Insulated thermal glass SOLID VINYL / REPLACEMENT WINDOWS: ALUMINUM & STEEL SIDING ALUMINUM GUTTER & OVERHANG ENTRANCE DOORS • STORM WINDOWS ALUMINUM STORM DOORS


Favorite Insurance Agent (Individual)

1stLori Janko Wilke, State Farm Agent

2ndBart Hartauer

3rd Cody Burroughs, State Farm Agent

Favorite Jewelry Store

1stSasso Jewelry & Gifts

2ndKay Jewelers

3rd Kohl’s Favorite Kennel

1stLoch Countryside Kennel

2ndEddie’s Pet Shop

3rd Ancare Veterinary Clinic

Favorite Landscape Company

1stWilson Landscaping & Nursery

2ndEkana Nursery & Landscaping

3rd ALS Outdoor Solutions LLC

Favorite Licensed Financial Advisor (Individual)

1stChristian Cyr Hennepin

2ndDale Tieman

3rd Edward Jones - Clint O’Brien, Mendota

Favorite Men’s Clothing Store

1stVlastnik’s Menswear

2ndKohls - Peru

3rd That Guys Secret

Favorite Mortgage Company

1stPeru Federal Savings Bank

2ndEureka Savings Bank

3rd Illini State Bank

Favorite Pet Grooming

1stEddie’s Pet Shop

2nd Dirty Dawgs

3rd PetSmart

Favorite Pet Store

1stEddies Pet Shop


3rd Andy’s Pet Shop

Favorite Pool/Spa Dealer

1stJTS Pools

2ndAnderson Pool Supply

3rd The Great Escape

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21 READERS’ CHOICE | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | NewsTribune | SM-LA2100011 Bulldogs Bar | 201 E Walnut Street Follow us on Facebook • Best Diamond Pool Table in the Illinois Valley • Outdoor Patio • NO rental fees for private parties! Thank you for making Bulldogs your #1 Favorite! #1 Bar #1 Place for Live Music #1 Place for Video Gaming SM-LA2100077 250 Marquette St. LaSalle, IL 61301 815-223-0700 1300 13th Ave. Mendota, IL 61342 815-539-5656 101 N. Columbia Ave. Oglesby, IL 61348 815-883-3354 2959 Peoria St. Peru, IL 61354 815-223-9400 105 W. 1st South St. Wenona, IL 61377 815-853-4333 SERVING OUR COMMUNITY Thank You Illinois Valley, for voting us a Favorite Mortgage Company You’re always #1 with us! SINCE 1885 DONATING $25 TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY for every mortgage closed in 2023! NMLS # 447018

Favorite Real Estate Agent (Individual, not company)

1stBonnie Lester

2ndJoe McConville

3rd Wendy Fulmer

Favorite Real Estate Company

1stColdwell Banker, Todays Realtors

2ndJanko Realty & Development

3rd Starved Rock Realty

Favorite Siding/Windows


2ndMaze Lumber

3rd Peoria Siding & Window

Favorite Travel Agency

1stLaSalle County Travel

2ndBrittany Hill

3rd Travel Connections

Favorite Veterinary Clinic

1stAncare Veterinary Clinic

2ndBureau Valley Veterinary

3rd Progress Park Veterinary Hospital

Favorite Woman’s Shoe Store

1stBold and Curvy

2ndPeaces of Fashion

3rd Amia’s Boutique

Favorite Woman’s Boutique

1stBold and Curvy

2ndCato Fashions

3rd Amia’s Boutique


We appreciate the confidence shown in us - and will continue to offer you quality merchandise and friendly, courteous service that has made us the Illinois Valley’s choice for furniture since 1888.

No.1 Favorite New Restaurant!

22 | NewsTribune | Saturday, August 26, 2023 | READERS’ CHOICE SM-LA2100078
THANK YOU FOR VOTING US THE on Route 6 at the west edge of Peru MON-FRI 10-6 • SAT 10-5 CLOSED SUNDAYS to be with family 815-223-6598
To Our
Thank You
Loyal Customers for Your Continued Support for a Great First Year!

I didn’t know there was a “Reader’s choice” poll being taken, but was surprised and pleased when told the results. Thank you to all who voted for me!!

Congratulations to all others who were recognized.

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