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SEE WHO’S BEEN VOTED THE BEST Automotive • Dining & Drinking • Entertainment & Travel Health & Wellness • House & Home - Retail House & Home - Services • Personal Services Pet Care • Professional Services • Retail - Food & Beverage Retail - Specialty • Sports & Recreation

H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com

H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com

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WHERE IT’S AT Arts, Entertainment & Travel.........................4 Automotive............................................................9 Dining...................................................11, 14, 16, 18 Employment........................................................ 19 Health & Wellness...................................23 & 24 House & Home......................................... 25 & 28 Personal Services.............................................30 Pet Care................................................................32 Professional Services.....................................35 Retail..................................................39, 40, 42, 44 Sports & Recreation.................................42, 44

ON THE COVER The staff of Konrad’s Bakery Thea Hoffman, (from left) Christina Harris, Beata Kochmanski, Nicole Parka and Konrad Kochmanski in the Lake in the Hills shop. Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria owner James Coli serves a deep dish pizza to guests at the Crystal Lake location. Pearl Street Music owner Dave Putnam has owned the McHenry shop since 2007. The store opened in 1999. Bartender fixes up a drink for a customer while working at Lucky Lulu’s in Crystal Lake. Best of the Fox Nancy Merkling at the entrance to the Starline Factory Gallery and Studio.

Best of the Fox winners revealed McHenry County is chock-full of outstanding and unique businesses, from companies with offices and employees around the globe to mom-and-pop outfits that provide unparalleled customer service from downtown stores or even their homes. Whether they are traded on Wall Street or located on Main Street, these local businesses help make McHenry County a great place to live. So do the people who run them and the employees who make them stand out. Many of these local businesses go above and beyond to give customers excellent products and services. Each year, the Northwest Herald asks its readers to name the best of the best in the newspaper’s annual Best of the Fox readers’ choice contest. Through our online survey, readers once again have picked out their go-to businesses in more than 150 different categories, from favorite

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place to eat to favorite bike shop and nearly everything in between. This is a task our readers take on with serious dedication. Each year before we open the floodgates to voters, our Crystal Lake office is inundated with calls from people eager to cast ballots for businesses they care about deeply. Our readers always come through – in fantastic numbers – for these special companies. Today, we are pleased to announce winners in the 2017 Best of the Fox contest. In the following pages, you’ll find the businesses that our readers care about the most. As always, the favorite food category was the most popular category. More than 22,000 votes were logged in this category for individual winners in categories such as favorite burger, ice cream/frozen custard, pizza, breakfast, doughnut shop and place to watch the game. In addition to the categories we offered, readers submitted 900 ideas

for a new category that should be included in 2018. On Thursday, the Northwest Herald hosted a Best of the Fox award-winners celebration at Park Place in Crystal Lake. Thank you to Algonquin Sub Shop, Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub, Konrad’s Bakery, Bonefish Grill and Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen for catering the event. We offer our congratulations to all who placed in the 2017 Best of the Fox contest. And we thank our readers for taking the time to honor the businesses that they are so passionate about supporting. We look forward to seeing 2017 Best of the Fox banners proudly displayed all around McHenry County. • Brett Rowland is the news editor for the Northwest Herald. He can be reached at 815-526-4630 or browland@shawmedia.com.


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ARTS,ENTERTAINMENT&TRAVEL Art Gallery The Best

Starline Factory

Fundraising Event by a Non-Profit The Best

Live Theatre

Music lessons

The Best

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Raue Center For the Arts

Pearl Street Music

One of the Best

One of the Best

Woodstock Opera House Spotlight Youth Theater

The Player’s Bench Dr. Woods

Movie Theater

Travel Agency

The Best

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Woodstock Classic Cinemas

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Lupus, Downtown Crystal Lake One of the Best

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Woodland Art Gallery

Best Festival The Best

Lakeside Festival

One of the Best

Gavers Community Cancer Foundation Sage YMCA Corporate Challenge

Listen to Live Music The Best

Broken Oar Marina-Bar & Grill

One of the Best

One of the Best

Fiesta Days Johnny Appleseed Festival

One of the Best

AMC Lake in the Hills McHenry Outdoor Theater

Crystal Lake Travel Worldwide Traveler LTD.

Birthday Party Venue

The Raue Center For the Arts Chain O’Lakes Brewing Company

One of the Best

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Sage YMCA One of the Best

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Auto Body Repair

Car Wash Detailing

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Herrick Auto Rebuilders

Fast Eddie’s

One of the Best

One of the Best

Rex Auto Body & 24/7 Towing Adams Auto Body and Service Center

Valley View Car Wash Unicorn Details

Auto Repair Mechanic The Best

Northtown Auto Service & Tire Center

Tire Store The Best

Northtown Auto Service & Tire Center One of the Best

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The Best

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Benedict’s La Strata

Plum Garden

Julie Ann’s Frozen Custard

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Brunch Cafe Andy’s Restaurant

The Breakers Chop Suey Hut

Burger

Fish Fry

The Freeze Manny’s Handcrafted Gelato & Cafe

The Best

The Best

The Tracks

Rusty Nail Saloon

One of the Best

One of the Best

Benedict’s La Strata Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen

The Tracks Cary Country Club

Chicken Wings

Hot Dog

The Best

The Best

Wings Etc. Grill & Pub

Tommy’s Red Hots

One of the Best

One of the Best

Buffalo Wild Wings The Tracks

Portillo’s Gianelli’s Drive-Thru

One of the Best

BBQ King Smokehouse The Texan Bar-B-Q

Bloody Mary The Best

Italian Beef The Best

Benedict’s La Strata

Portillo’s

One of the Best

The Tracks The Cottage

2017

One of the Best

Mr. A’s Gianelli’s Drive-Thru

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US ONE OF THE BEST IN THE CHICKEN WINGS AND BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME CATEGORIES! WEEKLY SPECIALS

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Thanks to Our Loyal Customers & Friends for Voting us Best Gift Store 7 Years in a Row!!! We are proud to serve you and grateful for your support! Come in and see why we are the BEST!

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71 N. Williams Street • Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Store Hours: MTWFS 10-5:30 • Thurs 10-7 • Sun 12-4

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Crystal Lake Rib House & Catering Company

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YOU’RE MAKING US BLUSH. The Sage YMCA has been voted Best of the Fox in 5 categories and One of the Best in 2 categories in 2017! Best Yoga Best Birthday Party Venue Best Preschool Best Swim Lessons Best Employer over 50 Employees One of the Best Health Clubs One of the Best Fundraisers: Sage YMCA Corporate Challenge Thank you McHenry County for voting for your Sage Y AGAIN in 2017. Take a tour and discover why everyone loves the Sage Y, or visit us at

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Pizza

Sushi

Vegetarian

The Best

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The Best

The Best

Pablo’s Restaurant and Cantina

Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub

Kyoto Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

Benedict’s La Strata

One of the Best

One of the Best

Mixteca Mexican Grill & Tequilla Bar El Niagara Mexican Restaurant

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Nick’s Pizza & Pub

Martini

One of the Best

Kumi Sushi Bistro Wasabi

Seafood

Thai

The Best

Port Edward Restaurant

The Best

Expressly Leslie Vegetarian Specialties Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen

One of the Best

The Best

Cucina Bella

Green Peapod One of the Best

Jameson’s Charhouse Bonefish Grill

One of the Best

Bistro Wasabi Cary Ale House

Steakhouse

Omelette

One of the Best

Krystal Thai Bangkok Thai & Sushi

The Best

Jameson’s Charhouse

The Best

Benedict’s La Strata One of the Best

Texas Roadhouse Montarra

One of the Best

Brunch Cafe Tony’s Cafe

Sub Sandwich

Pancakes

The Best

Epic Deli

The Best

Benedict’s La Strata One of the Best One of the Best

Brunch Cafe Richard Walker’s Pancake House

Algonquin Sub Shop Jersey Mike’s Subs

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SAME GREAT SERVICE AND EXCEPTIONAL FOOD

of the Best Car Washes• • One Special Thanks to Our Employees Liz Schultheis Eric Bartz Michelle Prewett Courtlyn Farnsworth

Maggie Hamilton Antonio Delosrios Kyle Myers Hunter Douglas Joe Martino

Thank You for Voting us the Best in Fine Dining

Randall Szmanesky Sarah Jenkins Jonathan Lazzara Jacob Carr

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The Best

The Best

The Best

The Best

31 North Banquets & Catering

Patty Huhn, Rusty Nail Saloon

Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters

1776 Restaurant

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

D’Andrea Banquets & Conference Center Old Towne Hall Banquets

Sam Weter, Cary Ale House Kelsey, da Baffone Cucina Italiana

Taste of Benedict’s Manny’s Handcrafted Gelato & Cafe

Benedict’s La Strata Jameson’s Charhouse

Barista

Caterer on Site

Deli

First Date The Best

Pablo’s Restaurant and Cantina

The Best

The Best

Tammy, Taste of Benedict’s

31 North Banquets & Catering

Epic Deli

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Coleman’s Meals Like Mom

Butcher on the Block Joseph’s Marketplace

Cucina Bella Cary Ale House Chop Suey Hut

Chinese Restaurant

Donut Shop

Italian Restaurant

The Best

The Best

The Best

Plum Garden

Country Donuts

da Baffone Cucina Italiana

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

The Breakers Chen Chinese Cuisine

Riverside Bake Shop Roll N Donuts Cafe

Cucina Bella Bimbos Italian Restaurant

The Best

One of the Best

Michael, Taste of Benedict’s Riley Long, Grounds Coffee Bar

THANK YOU for voting us The Best Kids Menu, Margarita, First Date and Mexican Restaurant!

Delivery & Catering Available

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Best Eye Doctor! Lamont M. Sprague, OD Kaitlyn Sprague Keller, OD, FAAO

Restaurant & Cantina

Open; Sun - Thurs 11-9 Fri & Sat 11-11 Country Corners Shopping Center 230 W. Virginia Rd., Crystal Lake

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In McHenry From the Low $230’s

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Japanese Restaurant

Local Craft Brewery

Outdoor Beer Garden

Tavern/Pub

The Best

The Best

The Best

The Best

Kyoto Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

Crystal Lake Brewing

Duke’s Ale House & Kitchen

Cary Ale House

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Chain O’Lakes Brewing Company Scorched Earth Brewing Company

The Tracks The Cottage

The Tracks The Cottage

Mexican Restaurant

Outdoor dining

Visit by Boat

The Best

The Best

The Best

Pablo’s Restaurant and Cantina

Benedict’s La Strata

Broken Oar Marina-Bar & Grill

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Mixteca Mexican Grill & Tequilla Bar El Niagara Mexican Restaurant

The Tracks Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen

The Snuggery Vickie’s Place

Restaurant that uses local

Watch the Game

The Best

The Best

Lucky Lulu’s

Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen

Cary Ale House

One of the Best

One of the Best

The Tracks The Cottage

Cary Ale House 1776 Restaurant

One of the Best

Bistro Wasabi Kobe Japanese Steak House Sakura

Kids Menu The Best

Pablo’s Restaurant and Cantina One of the Best

Benedict’s La Strata Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen

Neighborhood Bar

or organic foods

The Best

One of the Best

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Raymond's Bowl & Entertainment Center

THANK YOU

Law Office of Loizzo & Loizzo

for voting us The Best Bowling Venue Thank you for voting us

Serving Mchenry County for 40 YEARS!

"The Best" Attorneys

Hours of Operation (Schedule subject to change for special events and holidays)

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Buffalo Wild Wings The Tracks

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Best Employer Over 50 Employees

Employment Agency The Best

Working World Inc.

The Best

Sage YMCA

One of the Best

Aerotek Express Employment Professionals

One of the Best

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical Medela

Most Charitable Company The Best

Best Employer Under 50 Employees

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical

The Best

Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa

One of the Best

One of the Best

Sage Products La Pizza Via

Most friendly staff The Best

Chazio’s Hair Colour Salon One of the Best

Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa Benedict’s La Strata

THANK YOU! “Over 50 Years of Reliability”

Quality Tire Service is a Full-Service Facility

Family Owned & Operated 2420 Hiller Ridge • Johnsburg, IL 815-344-2573 www.GoFastTires.com SM-0429281Z

for Voting Us One of the Best Tire Stores!

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Ridgeview Family Dental Premier Wellness Care Chiropractic

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THANK YOU

THE BEST AUTO BODY REPAIR COMPANY

MCHENRY COUNTY for voting us

in McHenry County

THE BEST

Over 68 years in Crystal Lake 98% customer satisfaction!

Award winning… ✔Auto body repair & refinishing ✔Collision repair with care

Rt. 176 east of Rt. 14, Crystal Lake HerrickAuto.com • 815-459-3232

for Home Decor and Interior Design! For 7 years we have been creating beautiful homes from our Downtown Crystal Lake location, and we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for your continued support of our business!

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We are so very pleased and honored to be selected again for the Best of the Fox. We are dedicated and constantly working hard in our community to go above an and beyond for our clients. Our success starts with you, thank you for your support.

If you haven’t seen all that we have to offer at YOURS & Meyn, Simply Designed, stop by soon!

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FLOORING AND MORE We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you for, once again, taking the time to vote for us this year. We would also like to thank our valuable employees who’s tireless work ethic helps us provide the very best service to this community. They help make us “THE BEST”!

THANK YOU!

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CARPET CLEANING, INC.

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BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT - 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 BEST EGG ROLL - 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 S inc

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Northwest Herald’s Reader Choice Awards

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Chiropractic office

Eye Doctor

Health Club

Massage Therapy

The Best

The Best

The Best

The Best

Premier Wellness Care Chiropractic

Lifetime Vision & Contact Lens Center

Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center

Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa One of the Best

One of the Best

Crystal Lake Family Wellness Malooley Chiropractic

One of the Best

One of the Best

Coventry Eyecare Associates Sears Optical

Sage YMCA Life Time Fitness

Natural Therapy Wellness Center Journeys Healing & Wellness Center

Cross-Fit

Fitness Studio

Health Food Store

Orthodontics

The Best

Crossfit Phoenix 815

The Best

The Best

The Best

Y Weight and Tri

Nature’s Cornucopia

One of the Best

Conlon & Thompson Orthodontics, Ltd.

One of the Best

One of the Best

Tactical Mixed Martial Arts Edge Fitness & Performance

Crystal Lake Health Food Store Fresh Thyme

Cross Fit Prevail CrossFit AMRAP

Dr. Gregory F. Kubik, DDS, MS Hoffman Orthodontics

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Dentist Office

One of the Best

The Best

Cary Dental Associates LLC One of the Best

Ridgeview Family Dental Crystal Lake Dental Arts PC

Thank you for voting us one of the Best...

Your Natural Source for Pet Food, Dog Training and More!

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“Family Owned and Operated” Funeral Home and Cremation Services 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, Illinois 60050 (815) 385-0063

"One of Best"

In 1882, Nicholas J. Justen Founded N.J. Justen Undertaking in the rear of his furniture store on Main Street in McHenry, IL In 1939, Peter M. Justen, his son, erected a funeral home on Elm Street and dedicated it to the memory of his father. In order to meet the needs of a growing community, we moved to a new facility at 591 Ridgeview Drive at the corner of Bull Valley Road in McHenry on September 15, 2001. We have dedicated this building to the memory of the late Daniel A. Justen, the founder’s grandson, whose kindness and generosity made this all possible for us. The building may have changed through the years, but one thing will never change and that is our dedication to serving you with dignity, competence and compassion. Robert Mrachek President/Funeral Director SM-CL0411429

Maggie Mrachek Mowimy Po Polsku Funeral Director

• Pre-Need Funeral Trusts

Cecelia Anderson Christopher Cepela Funeral Director

• Traditional Funerals

Pet Store and The Best Feed & Seed Stores!

James Szendel Funeral Director

• Cremation Services

THANK YOU McHenry County for voting us the BEST ORTHODONTISTS!

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HEALTH&WELLNESS

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4104 W Crystal Lake Rd • McHenry • 815-344-2840 • ConlonThompsonOrthodontics.com

We are honored to be your natural source for all your pets needs. Thank you for your vote and continued support. Nature's Feed has the BEST CUSTOMERS & TEAM!

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Pediatric Specialists

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Senior Facility/ Memory Care The Best

Shepherd Premier Senior Living One of the Best

Children’s Medical Group Pediatric Associates of Barrington

Physical Therapy The Best

One of the Best

Valley Hi Nursing and Rehabilitation Fox Point Manor

Yoga

Smith Physical Therapy + Running Academy

Sage YMCA

One of the Best

One of the Best

Athletico Physical Therapy Cary Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab

The Best

Sweet Feet Yoga Akasha Yoga

Thanks

for Voting Us Best CHIROPRACTOR and One of the Best Employers Upcoming Events for Natural Pregnancy/Delivery Ear Infections, Allergies ADHD, SPD, ASD Family Wellness www.pwcimpact.com 411 Congress Parkway Crystal Lake, IL 815.455.8213


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Appliance Repair

Furniture

Home Decor

Paint

The Best

The Best

The Best

The Best

Gulgren Appliance

Donahue Furniture

Yours & Meyn

Lloyd’s Paint ‘N Paper, Inc

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Wickham Interiors Crystal Lake Furniture & Mattress

Wickham Interiors Mueller Interiors, Inc.

Sherwin-Williams CT Design Concepts

Ehrke’s Appliances Lint Pros Inc.

Appliance Store The Best

The Best

Gulgren Appliance

Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center

One of the Best

Ehrke’s Appliances Grand Appliance and TV

One of the Best

The Barn Nursery Kolze’s Corner Gardens

Flooring Howell’s Flooring and More Murphy’s Flooring Ken Pearson Floor Co., Inc.

One of the Best

Ziegler’s Ace Hardware Menards

THANK YOU Best

(847) 639-6064

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical

One of the Best

One of the Best

Loud Brothers McHenry Heating & Air Conditioning

D & D Plumbing Co. All-Pro Plumbing, Inc

Mattress

Pool Care and Sales

Burger

One of the Best

Fish Fry | Neighborhood Bar Outdoor Beer Garden Outdoor Dining | Tavern/Pub Chicken Wings | Watch the Game Bloody Mary

Tracksbarandgrill.com

The Best - TIE: Arvidson Pools & Spas Novotny Sales

The Best

Verlo Mattress

The Best

For voting for us! Cary, IL 60013

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical

Hardware Store

To our loyal customers

108 W Main St,

The Best

Bjorkman’s Ace Hardware

One of the Best

BAR & GRILL

Plumber

One of the Best

American Mattress Windy City Furniture Direct

One of the Best

Prestige Pool Services, Inc.

Thank You McHenry County for Voting us #1 BEST Grocery Store Deli BEST Locally Owned Grocery Store One of the Best Deli’s Our Customers new and old are the reason for our success. We will continue to work at a great levels to keep you as loyal patrons today and well into future! With deep appreciation, God Bless!

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Tracks

HVAC The Best

Garden Center

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Dreaming Up the Ideal Retirement Is Your Job. Helping You Get There Is Ours. To learn more about why Edward Jones makes sense for you, call or visit a financial advisor today.

Jarid K Brockman, CFP®, AAMS®, Financial Advisor 1493 Merchant Dr Algonquin, IL 60102 847-854-2331

Member SIPC

Michael K Coldwell, CRPC®, Financial Advisor 9 Crystal Lake Rd., Suite 200 Lake In The Hills, IL 60156 847-854-5948

Brad Groth, Financial Advisor

2207 N US Highway 12 Suite D Spring Grove, IL 60081 815-675-6859

Danny L Hampton, AAMS®, Financial Advisor 40 North Williams Suite M Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-459-1035

Cheryl Kranz, Financial Advisor

650 E Terra Cotta Ave Suite 107 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-459-6518

David D Lammers, AAMS®, Financial Advisor 3538 Waukegan Rd Mchenry, IL 60050 815-344-2925

Amber Luczak, Financial Advisor

1011 II Route 22 Suite 1e Fox River Grove, IL 60021 847-462-0346

Steve Middaugh, Financial Advisor

8505 Redtail Dr Suite K Lakewood, IL 60014 815-356-5401

Russ Olsen, AAMS®, Financial Advisor

1114 North Seminary Ave. Woodstock, IL 60098 815-337-0777

Eric N Thornburg, AAMS®, Financial Advisor 102 East Brainard St. Harvard, IL 60033 815-943-0721

Jim Wresch, Financial Advisor

407 E Terra Cotta Ave Suite B Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-479-0248

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HOUSE&HOME • SERVICE Carpet Cleaner

Electrician

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Home Builder

Landscape Design

The Best

The Best

The Best

The Best

Howell’s Carpet Cleaning

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical

Gerstad Builders

The Barn Nursery

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Dream Gardens Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center

Lawn Care Maintenance

One of the Best

Clean Bee Flooring and Upholstery Care Evans Carpet Cleaning Plus

Loud Brothers Independent Electric

Suran Built Scholl Construction Company, Inc.

Computer Repair

Fence

Home Remodeler

The Best

The Best

The Best

Echelon Computers, Inc.

Fence Factory Family

True Home Exteriors

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Corporate IT Department CSI Technical Services, Inc.

Woodmaster Fence Hearth and Home Construction, Inspection Services

Deck Builder

Suran Built Innovative Home Concepts

Interior Designer

The Best

The Best

Rock Solid Builders, Inc.

Yours & Meyn

One of the Best

One of the Best

MasterCut Strait Renovations

Wickham Interiors Mueller Interiors

The Best

A Cut Above Lawn & Landscape, Inc. One of the Best

Dream Gardens Harms Farm & Garden Center

The Best Computer Repair in McHenry County

Thanks for voting us #1 again!

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815-455-6200

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Let Our Award Winning Team Help You with your Next Home Improvement Project

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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Barber

Dry Cleaner

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Preschool

Tattoo Shop

The Best

The Best

The Best

The Best

Joe’s Barber Shop

Mr. Don’s

Sage YMCA Preschool

Area 51 Tattoo

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Slim’s Barber Shop O’Grady’s Barber Shop

CD One Price Cleaners Vogue Cleaners

St. Barnabas Christian Preschool Friendship House

Full Moon Tattoo Dark Heart Tattoo

Cosmetic Enhancements

Hair Salon

The Best

The Best

Journeys Healing & Wellness Center

Chazio’s Hair Colour Salon One of the Best

One of the Best

Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa

Cosmetic Skin Care The Best

Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa International Hairways

Hair Stylist The Best

Charles Nelson, Chazio’s Hair Colour Salon

Chazio’s Hair Colour Salon One of the Best

Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa Journeys Healing & Wellness Center

Paul Hyland, Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa Claudia Heinz, International Hairways

Day Spa

Nail Salon

The Best

The Best

Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa

Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Blush Salon & Spa Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa

Profile Salon + Spa Salon Cora

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for voting us One of the Best Chiropractic Offices!

815-788-7504

4777 Northwest Hwy Suite C • Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Thank you for voting us BEST HOT DOG

Visit One of Our 5 Locations Today

Crystal Lake - 815-455-4966 • Lake in the Hills - 847-658-4088 Woodstock - 815-337-7244 • McHenry - 815-385-8817


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Animal Shelter Rescue

Feed and Seed

Pet Store

The Best

The Best

The Best

Helping Paws

Nature’s Feed

Thomas’ Tails

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

On Angels’ Wings Animal House Shelter

Blain’s Farm & Fleet Woodstock Farm & Lawn Center

Nature’s Feed Bentley’s Pet Stuff

Dog Trainer

Pet Groomer

Veterinarian

The Best

The Best

The Best

Alden’s Kennel

Paws on Pingree

Fox Valley Animal Hospital

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Fur the Love of Dogs Camp Bow Wow

Fur the Love of Dogs Charlie’s Dog House

Richmond Veterinary Clinic Wonder Lake Veterinary Clinic

Doggie Day Care

Pet kennel

The Best

The Best

Paws on Pingree

Paws on Pingree

One of the Best

One of the Best

Fur the Love of Dogs Charlie’s Dog House

Alden’s Kennel Fur the Love of Dogs

We wish to thank our wonderful customers and great staff for making us BEST

Breakfast • Omelette Pancakes • Outdoor Dining Bloody Mary Vegetarian Dining

ONE OF THE BEST

Most Friendly Staff Kid’s Menu• Burger • Fine Dining

THE MOST AWARDED RESTAURANT IN MCHENRY COUNTY

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Rock Solid Builders

Builders

for the 7th year in a row DECKS • PERGOLAS • GAZEBOS • SCREEN ROOMS

Rock Solid Builders, Inc. McHenry • Phone 815-363-7133 • Fax 815-363-9956

www.RockSolidBuildersInc.com “Largest Trex Builder in McHenry County” SM-CL0419006

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“The Best” Deck

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Lakeside Arts Park At The Dole

Thank you for voting! One of the BEST Art Galleries

thank you for voting us the

BEST Festival

IN MCHENRY COUNTY!

Dole & Sage Galleries L A K E S I D E A R T S PA R K AT THE DOLE

Lakeside Legacy Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Lakeside Festival

LakesideArtsPark.org 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815.455.8000

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WWW.GEORGIOSPIZZA.COM

CRYSTAL LAKE | 815-459-8888 | S. BARRINGTON | 847-844-1988

Thank You

From our Family to Yours for voting us One of the Best Flooring Stores! 2104 S. Eastwood Dr. (Rt. 47) • Woodstock, IL 815-334-5985 SM-CL0411405


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Accountant

Insurance Agent

The Best

The Best

AJE Associates, PC

Cris Bimbi, State Farm Insurance

One of the Best

One of the Best

Glanz and Associates John Huff, CPA

Linda Wagner, Allstate Mike Lindsey, American Family Insurance

Attorney

Printing and Signage

The Best

The Law Offices of Loizzo & Loizzo

The Best

Minuteman Press One of the Best

Fast Signs Signs By Fry

Financial advisor

Real Estate Company

The Best

The Best

Edward Jones

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate

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One of the Best

The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C. Roth Melei Attorneys at Law

One of the Best

Brad Buffington Weyers McKeever Financial Partners Dorian Gray Retirement Planning

One of the Best

Decker Realty Group RE/MAX Plaza

VOTED THE BEST SUB/SANDWICH SHOP & DELI IN McHENRY COUNTY

Funeral Service The Best

Davenport Family Funeral Homes and Crematory

Sandwiches of Epic Proportions

One of the Best

Justen Funeral Homes Colonial Funeral Home & Creamatory

Thank You for Voting Helping Paws BEST Animal Shelter/Rescue “Our dedicated staff and volunteers strive to go above and beyond for our four-legged friends.”

Your Love & Support Means Everything To Us!

Fox Valley

Helping Paws

Subs • Paninis Hot Dogs • Wraps Sides & Desserts

Animal Welfare Association Serving McHenry County for 48 Years!

2500 Harding Ln., Woodstock, IL

Phone: (815) 338-4400

www.helpingpaws.net

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Monday-Thursday 11-9 Fri and Sat 11-10 and Sunday 11-8

815-271-5649 • www.epicdeli.com SM-CL0419013

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Our best work begins with great customers. astonishing living environments from suran built At SURAN BUILT we understand that award winning design and craftsmanship begins with great clients. From the first handshake to finished construction, our helpful staff and skilled tradesmen know that great renovations are more than a construction project. Commitment, integrity and attention to detail fuel our ability to create breath-taking living environments that are a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. If you are thinking about a home

renovation project we encourage you to schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your remodeling ideas and options. Of course, every home and project is uniquely different. We pride ourselves on our problem solving process that will help transform your dreams into a living reality. To secure your spot in our project calendar, visit our Crystal Lake showroom or call SURAN BUILT at 815-444-1293 to schedule an appointment.

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Bakery

Grocery Store Deli

The Best

The Best

Riverside Bake Shop

Joseph’s Marketplace

One of the Best

One of the Best

Locally-owned Grocery Store The Best

Wine Shop The Best

Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse

Joseph’s Marketplace Konrad’s Bakery Swiss Maid Bakery

Angelo’s Fresh Market Fresh Thyme

Butcher

Liquor Store

The Best

One of the Best One of the Best

Angelo’s Fresh Market Van’s Super Market

Binny’s Beverage Depot Tapas Calpé/ Orchard Prime Meats

The Best

Kalck’s Butcher Shop

Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse

One of the Best

One of the Best

Butcher on the Block Orchard Prime Meats

Binny’s Beverage Depot Armanetti Beverage Marts

Chocolate, Candy

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The Best

Mellie’s Chocolate & Co. One of the Best

Riverside Chocolate Factory Ethereal Confections Morkes Chocolates

e s u o h k a e t S t s e The B t s e B e h t f o e n O and Seafood in y t n u o C y r n e McH Crystal Lake

Bloomingdale Bl i dl 94 Stratford Dr. (630) 671-9090

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

2601 Navy Blvd. (847) 832-9000

Open for Lunch & Dinner

Open for Lunch & Dinner

Open for Lunch & Dinner

Open for Dinner Only

5016 Northwest Hwy. (815) 459-4800

Mt. Prospect

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Skokie

Glenview Gl i

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

9525 Skokie Blvd. (847) 673-9700

12860 Del Webb Blvd. (847) 515-7675

Open for Lunch & Dinner

Open for Lunch & Dinner

Open for Lunch & Dinner

www.jamesons-charhouse.com

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 .”

521 Devonshire Lane Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 459-3434

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38 Richmond Veterinary Clinic

Thank You

Office Hours By Appointment

• Medicine • Surgery • Acupuncture • Laser Therapy

Thank You For Voting Us One Of The Best Veterinary Clinics In McHenry County

For recognizing Cris Bimbi, State Farm Insurance as “THE BEST” Insurance Agent.

920 Main Street 9202 Richmond, IL 60071 Richmo Phone: (815) 678-4700 (8 Fax: (815) 678-7202 (8

Cris Bimbi

3425 W. Elm Street McHenry, IL 60050

815-344-6444

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Physical Therapy + Running Academy Thank You To Our Patients And Clients For Voting Us As Best Of The Fox

WE VALUE OUR ONEONONE TIME WITH YOU. Concierge Physical Therapy Running Technique Training Return-to-Play Services

Crystal Lake, IL SM-CL0429313

Injury Prevention Training Concussion Testing & Rehabilitation Headache & Dizziness Management

815.893.9075

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Bridal Shop

Florist

The Best

The Best

Twisted Stem

Twisted Stem

One of the Best

One of the Best

Kathryn’s Bridal Creatively Yours Wedding & Event Planning

Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center Locker’s Flowers Greenhouse & Gifts

Clothing Boutique (ladies) The Best

Wear Did U Get That

Gift Shop The Best

Out of the Box One of the Best

The Clothes Gallery Shay for You and Your Home

One of the Best

Thank you McHenry CCounty t ffor voting ti us:

Taste of Benedict’s Elated Boutique

Many thanks to all of our wonderful customers who made us one of the best specialty retail stores in McHenry County! We couldn't do this without our customers, and we've seriously got the best!!!

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If you're 'r a novice vi cook, k, or a gourmett chef, Kitchen Outfitters has what you need to whip up a feast!

64B N Williams St., Downtown Crystal Lake • 779.220.4653 • KitchenOutfittersCrystalLake.com

Thank You for Voting Us

The Best Fitness Studio

We appreciate your confidence with our services. Thanks for voting for us since 2011!

1307 Court Street 815 385-8190

McHenry, IL 60050

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mchenrymassage.com

WE’RE CLOSING IN ON 60 YEARS All thanks to you — our loyal customers!

We are honored to be your Best of the Fox Choice!

847.309.8233

4709 E. Crystal Lake Ave. Crystal Lake, IL. 60014 www.Yweightandtri.com

847-741-5521 • www.gs-sybaquay.org

815-385-4640

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One of the Best Massage Therapy Center!

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Jewelry Store

Shoe Store

Vapor Bar/Sales

Wedding Cake

The Best

The Best

The Best

The Best

Dalzell Jewelers

Heisler’s Bootery

Vapor Hut

Konrad’s Bakery

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

One of the Best

Nelson’s Jewelry Steffan’s Jewelers

The Running Depot Achieve Footwear

Vapor Effect Haze Vapor

Music Store

Specialty Item Shop

Vintage Clothing and Furniture

Kiera Confections Cupcake Bakery Riverside Bake Shop

The Best

The Best

Player’s Bench Music

The Olive Tap

The Best

Your Best Friend’s Closet One of the Best

One of the Best

Pearl Street Music Siren Records

Kitchen Outfitters Material Girl

Resale Shop

Store for Kids

The Best

The Best

Kiddy Korner Children’s Store

Marvin’s Toy Store

One of the Best

One of the Best

On Angels’ Wings Too Cute Consignment

Kiddy Korner Children’s Store Too Cute Consignment

Come see why our office was voted THE BEST!

New Patients

Mention this ad and receive An Electric Toothbrush. after completion of an adult comprehensive exam, necessary x-rays and recommended cleaning. Call Today! 847-516-1100, visit our website at carydentalassociates.com and like us on Facebook. ca Cary Dental Associates, serving the Cary and Crystal Lake area for over 27 years.

One of the Best

A New Interiors Anew Carriage House Antiques and “Good Stuff”

Tap, Taste, & Enjoy...

Freshly Pressed 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils & Flavored Olive Oils Aged Balsamic Vinegars from Modena, Italy Gourmet Sauces, Spices & More! Over 40 Oils and Balsamic to choose from Gifts for any occasion, including personalized labeling for your next event

Thank you for voting us The Best Specialty Shop!

Salami from Napa Valley, Local Cheeses also nice selections of Wine

McHenry County’s Premier Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Emporium

68 N Williams St Crystal Lake IL 60014 815-459-6457 www.theolivetap.com


for Voting us the Best Home Remodeler!

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6101 Factory Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 444-6500 TrueHomeExteriors.net

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Bike Shop The Best

The Bike Haven One of the Best

Epic Cycle and Fitness Lucky Brake Bicycles

Bowling The Best

Raymond’s Bowl & Entertainment Center One of the Best

Crystal Bowl Metro Bowl

Dance Studio- instruction The Best

Summers Academy of Dance One of the Best

Judith Svalander School of Ballet Center Stage Dance Academy National Award Winning Ribs in McHenry County and Awarded Best Ribs for 2016 & 2017 Chicago Ribfest! Thanks for voting us One Of The Best Ribs in McHenry County! Let Us Cat Cater Y Your Ne Next xt E Event nt

BBQ KING SMOKEHOUSE Let Us Cater Your Next Event

125 E. Calhoun St. Woodstock, IL 60098 815-338-3477 bbqkingsmokehouse.com

64 A North Williams St. Downtown Crystal Lake, IL 779-202-4179

Safety • Recreation • Protection

Thanks for voting us "One Of The Best Shooting Ranges" 3075 West Elm Street, Mc Henry, IL 60050

www.secondamendsports.com | info@secondamendsports.com | 815-385-5522


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Let the professionals at Strait Renovations, Inc. guide you in planning your residential or commercial project.

Imaginative renovations that enable senior citizens to stay in their homes safely and comfortably.

Beautiful renovations to your business to increase sales and customer confidence. Business or residential renovations can be costly and disruptive. Strait Renovations, Inc. will manage your project so that it is done efficiently, with little interference to day to day activities and while staying on budget!

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Our specialties include:

Kitchen and bath remodels, featuring incredible tile accents done by true craftsmen. Custom room, office, basement and deck remodels.

BEST OF THE FOX | Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com

Renovations constitute a major investment in your property.


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Golf Course

Martial Arts

Shooting Range

The Best

The Best

The Best

Turnberry Country Club

Lee’s Martial Arts Academy

OnTarget Range & Tactical Training Center

One of the Best

One of the Best

Cary Country Club Bull Valley Golf Club

Tactical Mixed Martial Arts Z’s Martial Arts

Gymnastics/Cheer

Park/Outdoor

The Best

The Best

Cary Gymnastics Center

Veteran Acres Park

One of the Best

One of the Best

Fire House Gym Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center

Emerson Park Moraine Hills State Park

Hike

Running Trail /Path The Best

The Best

Morraine Hills State Park

Moraine Hills State Park One of the Best One of the Best

Veteran Acres Park Glacial Park

Veteran Acres Park Prairie Trail

One of the Best

Second Amendment Sports T.A.Z. Archery

Swim Lessons The Best

Sage YMCA One of the Best

Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center Life Time Fitness

Video Gaming The Best

The Spot Tavern Of Marengo One of the Best

Lucky Lulu’s The Breakers

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Cucina Italiana

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Crystal Lake

815-477-2700 | www.minutemancl.com

Voted 2017 Best

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Appliance Store & Appliance Repair in McHenry County!

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Rt. 176

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

Brother-in-Laws Greg Danielson & Mike Gulgren, Co-owners of Gulgren Appliance

815-459-4380

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

Dr. Jerrold Michaels RETIRED

Andrea Kunzer Veterinary Technician

Janet (Jan) Baldacci Veterinary Assistant

Dr. Jeff Chemelewski Sr. Veterinarian

Dawn Niziolek Certified Veterinary Assistant

Dr. Chris Sherden Veterinarian

Laura Lamb Certified Veterinary Technician

Dr. Leah Litchfield Veterinarian

Samantha Gorski Certified Veterinary Technician

Dr. Jennifer Boonstra Veterinarian

Alissa Kaspari Veterinary Assistant/ Office Manager

Dr. Kathryn Golden Veterinarian

Carissa Sherden Veterinary Assistant

Pam Witt Practice Manager

Mary Schneider Veterinary Assistant

Jane Blanken Veterinary Assistant

John Drury Hospital Spt.

Thank You for voting us the Best Veterinarian in McHenry County! 6115 Northwest Highway • Crystal Lake, IL 60014 • 815.459.0317

Across the street from Wendy’s on Rt. 14

Hours: Daily 8:30-12, 1:30-6, Saturday 8:30-2

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Family Owned Since 1951

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Liquor and Wine Shop

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Thank You

Get a Discount on 1 Dozen Donuts

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for Voting Us

The Best Donut Shop

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in McHenry County!

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181 WEST VIRGINIA ST.

CRYSTAL LAKE

OPEN 24-7 DRIVE-THRU OPEN 24 HOURS

(RT. 14)

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320 S. Virgina (RT 14) Crystal Lake, IL 60014

815-459-4050

PALATINE

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340 W. Northwest Hwy

Palatine, IL

847-387-3676

(Off Palatine Road)

847-359-0400

Barrington, IL

Lloyd’s Paint ‘n Paper

Voted Best of the Fox… Again!

The only name you need to know for interior & exterior decorating! We’ve got the professional staff to assist you!

Thank YOU for trusting us with your pool & hot tub needs.

Serving McHenry County for 57 Years!

Pictured (from left) Vickie Peter, Sherry Staudt, Bernadette Gould and Al Could, of the Crystal Lake Lloyd’s Paint & Paper showroom.

• Paints & Stains • Wallpaper • Window Treatments • Fabrics

The Best Paint/Wallpaper Store in McHenry County!

Our Customers deserve to be treated above the rest - it’s because of you that we’ve been voted “The Best”.

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D’Andrea Banquets

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for Voting Us One of the Best Banquet Facilities

DandreaBanquets.com

Rt 14 & 31 Crystal Lake 60014 (815)459-7234

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Receptions | Ceremonies | Anniversaries | Christenings | Corporate | Events | Birthdays

Thank you McHenry County for voting us

THE Best Pet Store in McHenry County!

Thank you in a Ro for Voting Us BEST Ladies’ Clothing Boutique

66 N. Williams Street in Crystal Lake

815-455-7500

815- 477-1002

Jeans • Shorts Dresses • Tanks Tee’s • Tunics Jewerly We’ve got your size: XS-3X, Denim 0-20

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31 E. Crystal Lake Ave. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 • www.thomastails.com

Thank You for Voting Us

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for voting us One of the Best Travel Agencies

– BEST –

Garden Center

– ONE OF THE BEST – Florists and Landscape Designers

CRYSTAL LAKE

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“Vacation Headquarters Since 1960”

13 Crystal Lake Plaza Crystal Lake, IL

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Thank You McHenry County for voting us #1 for the last 7 years!

Jack & Lisa Davenport and staff at Davenport Family Funeral Home are thankful for being honored as the “Best Funeral Home” in McHenry County.

Serving families as we would want ours served.

2017

for voting us

one of the BEST

Ladies Clothing Boutique

419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. Crystal Lake

(815) 459-3411 davenportfamily.com A Heartfelt Thank You to All Our Customers and McHenry County for Voting Us One of the Best Sub Shops and Sub Sandwiches • Current and fresh items • Affordable and stylish clothing, home accents and furnishings

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847.658.0680

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in Historic Downtown Crystal Lake 815-444-6460

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Committed to Non GMO Organic & Natural

Thank You

for voting us The Best Health Food Store!

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

81 North Randall Road 8 Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

847.458.7299 www.chazios.com

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Chef Debi Stuckwish Personal Chef Heart Warming Meals

847-778-9351

ChefDebi@mealslikemom.com www.mealslikemom.com MORAINE HILLS

Thank you for voting us One of the Best Caterers in Mchenry County

Thank you for Voting us The Best Local Craft Brewery!

5K, 10K & HALF Saturday MARATHON Oc October O c 7 2017

3 YEARS IN A ROW!

Online Registration closes October 3rd at 11 pm For additional Information And Maps Go to morainehillsrunforthehills.com Limit: 400 Runners Moraine Hills State Park 1510 S. River Road McHenry, IL 60051 www.morainehillsrunforthehills.com

150 N Main St Crystal Lake Il 779-220-9288 crystallakebrew.com SM-CL0411420

Paul Hyland salon & day spa Hey McHenry County... we appreciate YOU!

Thank you for voting us One of the Best Chinese Restaurants in McHenry County!

Thank you for your votes and support: Voted Best: • Day Spa • Nail Salon • Massage Therapy • Employer (Under 50)

Voted one of the Best:

Two Locations: 6100 Northwest Hwy. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 at Rt. 14 & Main St.

270 N. Randall Road Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 In front of Lowes

• Hair Salon • Cosmetics/Skin care • Most Friendly Staff

(815) 356-8899

(847) 458-8000

Paul Hyland Salon & Day Spa – Celebrating 33 Years! Pa

318 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake

Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm - Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm Sun: 11am-9:30pm

815-455-0780 | Paulhylandsalon.com

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Thank you for voting us

BEST FISH FRY

in McHenry County Congratulations to

• Sunday, June 18, 2017

PATTY HUHN Voted Best Bartender

If you haven't seen us in a while, why not stop in and check out our two new additions for hosting big events....

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We ARe Best of the Fox! Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center VOTED Best of the Fox See for yourself why Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center was voted McHenry County’s 2017 “Best of the Fox” for:

Best Health Club One of The Best Swim Lessons More Than a Health Club With locations in Crystal Lake and Huntley, Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center keeps your mind and body healthy through our medically based programs and overall approach to wellness.

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Become a Member: Visit healthbridgefitness.com or call 815-444-2900 for more information. * Not valid with any other offer. Promotion ends 6/30/17. One gift per family. See membership for details.

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