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Celebrating 5 Years of readers’ favorites!

SEE WHO’S BEEN VOTED THE BEST Automotive • Food & Drink • Health & Beauty House & Home • Pets • Professional Services Retail • Specialty/Hobby


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Bob’s Advanced Auto J & A Transmission & Auto Service

Davidson Auto Body J&M Auto Body

Flooring Store, Gardening/Landscaping, Heating/A.C., Home Furnishings Decor/Furniture, Home Improvement Service ................................................................................. Page 5 Pet Services/Supplies, Veterinarian, Accountant/Financial Advisor, Cleaning Services, Dry Cleaners, Funeral Services, Insurance Agency, Mortgage Broker.......................... Page 7 Clothing Boutique, Gift Shop, Resale Shops/Antiques ...............................................................................Page 11 Dance Studio, Golf Course, Business To Business Service, Best Employer, Best Festival/Local Event................Page 11

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BAKERY Best Morris Bakery One of the best

Country Glaze Donut Shoppe R-Place Bakery

BANQUET / CATERING Best Maria’s Ristorante & Pizzeria One of the best

Nan’s Catering & Home Cooking Turtle’s Tap

BREAKFAST/ COFFEE SHOP Best Brewed Awakenings One of the best

Clayton’s Tap R-Place Family Eatery

FINE DINING Best Maria’s Ristorante & Pizzeria One of the best

Morris Chop Shop Morris Country Club

ICE CREAM / CUSTARD

LUNCH

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Minooka Creamery

Greenhorn Saloon & Eatery

One of the best

One of the best

Dairy Queen The Bigger Bite

Turtle’s Tap Letty Mae’s Tea Room

LIQUOR SERVICES

PIZZA

Best Feeney’s Package Liquors One of the best

Morris West Side Liquors Diamond Liquors

Best Maria’s Ristorante & Pizzeria One of the best

Aurelio’s Pizza The County Seat Pub & Pizzeria Geo’s Pizza

SPORTS BAR Best Clayton’s Tap

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Greenhorn Saloon & Eatery Ebbey George’s Bar & Grill

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SENIOR CARE

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Trimz Hair Salon

Dr. Bell, Dr. Matthew Bell & Assoc.

Morris YMCA

Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center

One of the best

Shantel’s Salon & Spa Over the Moon Salon Influence Salon

CHIROPRACTOR Best Dr. Wilkinson, Wilkinson Clinic of Chiropractic One of the best

Dr. Dean Hoppenrath, Wilmington Chiropractic Dr. Andrea Buckman, Twin Oaks Chiropractic

One of the best

Limitless Fitness Exemplify Crossfit

One of the best

Dr. Dingbaum, Prairie Place Family Dental Dr. Douglas Halkyard DDS

PODIATRIST Best

EYE DOCTOR

Foot & Ankle Centers

Best Dr. Ortiz, Ortiz Eye & Hearing One of the best

Dr. Kays, Blanco Kays Eyecare Dr. Jacobs, Eyecare Associates of Minooka

One of the best

Dr. MacNab, MacNab Foot & Ankle Center Dr. Pearson, Rezin Orthopedics

One of the best

Park Pointe Senior Living Candlelight Home Health

THERAPEUTIC SERVICES Best Over the Moon Salon One of the best

Angelina’s Nails And Spa Mindy’s Nail and Spa

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FLOORING STORE

HEATING / A.C.

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Dandy Floor Covering

Cleek Plumbing, Heating & A/C

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One of the best

Steve’s Flooring & Design La Belle Flooring and Paint

RL Lyon Heating & A/C Countywide Plumbing & Heating

GARDENING/ LANDSCAPING

HOME FURNISHINGS DECOR / FURNITURE

HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE

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True North

Shenberg Construction

One of the best

One of the best

The Thoughtful Spot Whimsy

Brown Bear Painting NRJ Home Improvement Services

Best That Perennial Place One of the best

George McComb Landscaping Steve’s Lawn Care

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Blackbird’s Bowl Natural Pet Foods & More won Best Pet Services / Supplies. Left to right are: Amy Zych, Abby Mauzer, Tammi Janel (Owner), JoAnn Brandt, Alyssa Mauzer, and Nancy Ramsey.

The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce tied for Best Business to Business Service.

Dandy Floorcovering won Best Flooring Store. Pictured are Dana and Randy Weiss, Owners

Best Dentist: Dr. Matthew Bell & Associates.

Brandt’s Body Shop was voted Best Auto Body Services. Pictured are Kim Brandt, Owner and Mike Sanders, Manager.

Cleek Plumbing Heating and Air-Conditioning won Best Heating / A.C. for the third year in a row. Pictured are Cleek Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Owners and Staff.

Donna Mueller Dance Studio Won Best Dance Studio and One of the Best Employer.

Feeney Package Liquor won for Best Liquor Services. Left to right are Jim Peterson, Mike Feeney, Owner, and Andy Niewinski.


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PET SERVICES/ SUPPLIES Best Blackbird’s Bowl Natural Pet Foods & More One of the best

Paradise Pet Salon Brothers Country Supply

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

ACCOUNTANT/ FINANCIAL ADVISOR Best Brittany Brandt, Brandt & Associates One of the best

Brian Zabel, Zabel & Associates Joe Martin, Zabel & Associates

CLEANING SERVICES Best

VETERINARIAN

Angels Cleaning Service

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One of the best

Lakewood Animal Hospital One of the best

Animal Care Hospital Pine Bluff Animal Hospital

Mickey’s Way Cleaning Service Country Maids

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INSURANCE AGENCY

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Sparks Drive-In Cleaners

Matthew Seidel, Country Financial

One of the best

Blackley’s Cleaners Morris Cleaners

One of the best

Steve Jorstad, Roth Jorstad Insurance Dean Tambling, Country Financial

FUNERAL SERVICES Best Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes

MORTGAGE BROKER

One of the best

Debbie Engold, Twin Oaks Morris

U C Davis - Callahan Funeral Home Fruland Funeral Home

Best One of the best

Dave Brozovich, Grundy Bank Matt Mallon, Guaranteed Rate

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Matthew Seidel, Country Financial won Best Insurance Agency and One of the Best Business to Business Service. Pictured are Matt Seidel and Coral Bleifield.

Pout Boutique won Best Clothing Boutique. Pictured is Owner Stephanie Gallagher.

Brandt & Associates P.C. was voted again for Best Accountant/ Financial Advisor. Pictured are Bethany Graman, Brittany Brandt and Lindsey Kerr.

True North won Best Home Furnishings, Best Gift Shop and Best Resale / Antique Shop.

Shenberg Construction was voted Best Home Improvement Service. Spark’s Drive-In Cleaners won Best Cleaners.

Trimz Hair Salon Won Best Beauty Salon. Pictured left to right: Megon Stevens, Ashley McCabe, Tara Ritchie (owner), Sarah Steinlicht, and Carrie Shenberg.

The Best Gardening/ Landscaping is That Perennial Place.

Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes were voted as Best Funeral Services. Pictured left to right: John Fonck, Alex Nolan, Matt Baskerville, & JimBenuska.

YMCA was voted as Best Health/ Fitness Club.

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5 years in a row Morris Bakery has won Best Bakery.

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Gnu’s Detailing won Best Auto/ Tire Services.

Minooka Creamery was voted the Best Ice Cream/ Custard.

Morris Hospital won Best Employer. Morris Hospital is committed to being a great place for employees!

Over the Moon Salon was voted Best Therapeutic Services.

Lakewood Animal Hospital was voted Best Veterinarian.

The Best Festival is Grundy County Corn Festival.

Foot & Ankle Center, PC was voted Best Podiatrist. Pictured are Dr. Paul Bishop and Dr Thomas Rappette

Best Eye Doctor: Ortiz Eye Associates. Pictured are Dr. Timothy Ortiz, OD (owner) and Dr. Angelo Marino, OD.

Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center won Best Senior Care. Pictured left to right: Nikole Decker, Social Service Director, Patti Jo Skates, Director of Business Development, Suzanne Day, Administrator


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True North

One of the best

One of the best

Gigi’s Rugged Men’s Apparel

Apple Butter & Shugies The Front Porch

RESALE SHOPS/ ANTIQUES Best True North One of the best

Our Home to Yours Tattered Accents

SPECIALTY/HOBBY DANCE STUDIO Best

Donna Mueller’s School of Dance

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SERVICE

GOLF COURSE

One of the best

Morris Country Club

Donna Mueller’s School of Dance Turtle’s Tap

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Grundy County Corn Festival One of the best

Three French Hens Market Morris Cruise Night

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Forte Arts Center Major School of Dance

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Best Morris Downtown Development Partnership Grundy County Area Chamber of Commerce

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Live Entertainment • Gaming Private Party Rooms • 4 Pool Tables • Dart Machines

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We are a TEN-TIME National “Pursuit of Excellence” Award Recipient. Since 2007, Reeves Funeral Homes and Baskerville Funeral Home have both been honored in the top five in Illinois ~ and in the TOP 2% INTERNATIONALLY.

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Every day our commitment is witnessed first-hand by people like you who have lost loved ones. Every year it is recognized by colleagues and organizations locally, nationally and worldwide.

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Best Breakfast / Coffee Shop is Brewed Awakenings.

Clayton’s Tap won Best Sports Bar and One of the best breakfasts. Pictured are owners Scott & Lois Darlington.

Morris Country Club won Best Golf Course.

Debbie Ingold of Twin Oaks Mortgage was voted Best Mortgage Broker.

Wilkinson Clinic of Chiropractic was voted Best Chiropractor.

Angel Enerson of Angel’s Cleaning Service was voted the second year in a row Best Cleaning Service.

Maria’s Restaurant won Best Banquet / Catering, Pizza & Fine Dining. Pictured Left to right back row: Les Peterson, Marilyn Yuhas, Alma Arteaga, Claudia Valderrana and Eligio Toto; front row: Ozzie Dzelil, Owner, Noelle Yost, and Orhan Dzalil.

Morris Downtown Development Partnership tied for Best Business to Business Service.


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Thank you for voting us One of the BEST Insurance Agencies in Greater Grundy County!

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