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elcome to the 2019 Readers’ Choice “top picks” voted on by you – our readers. We are so pleased to offer you this special guide to all the best the suburbs have to offer. And, once again, we are thrilled that so many of you let us know your thoughts on your favorite places to go. We like to think of it as having 10,000-plus new friends offering their opinion on everything from the best hair salons to the best place in the suburbs for a picnic to the best piano bar. Earlier this year, we asked you to cast your ballot and, in response, we received more than 44,000 votes. The winners are highlighted in this special edition magazine. As you can see, the list of categories and top picks is extensive. We’re sure you will recognize many of the winning vote-getters, as well as find new places to try out. New this year is a “people” category. We asked you to nominate your favorite accountant, bartender, nurse, hair stylist, as well as people in many other categories. Again, you responded with great enthusiasm. And just like last year, we also have included a business-to-business section. So, whether you want to know the best place to take your clients for a meeting, or you need the best printing services or wealth management firm, check inside for the top suggestions. Voting begins Monday, May 6, to find the “best of the best” of these top picks.

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Be sure to save this special section for reference throughout the year so you can visit the top picks whenever you’re looking for the best. Thank you to those who voted and congratulations to all the Readers’ Choice winners!

M. Eileen Brown Vice President of Strategic Marketing Daily Herald Media Group


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Law Firm of Griffin Williams 11 Legit Dogs & Ice 60 Lenity Financial Inc. 36 Linda Z’s Sewing Center 10 Luke’s of Mundelein 39 Menards 21 Metropolis Performing Arts 37 Mikes Bikes 61 Mundelein Park District 32 National Karate 61 NorthStar Credit Union 19 NorthWest Lighting and Accents 6 Northwest Metalcraft 33 O’Hare Midway Limo 45 OHi 18 Onesti Entertainment 26 Palatine Bank & Trust (Wintrust) 67 Palatine Public Library 66 68 Pauly Honda Pilot Pete’s 26 Platania Financial 50 Reduce Reuse Reteach 57 Rocket Ice Arena 26 Salon Anovin 55 Skycrest Animal Clinic 59 Starved Rock Lodge & State Park 44 State Street Jewelers 57 Sweet Baby Ray’s 10 Sweet Berry Café 20 Tootsies Shoes 56 Tops in Dog Training 25 Tower Car Wash 62 Tri-State Carpet 56 Twisted Rose 51 Valli Produce 49 Viking Ski Shop 58 Village of Arlington Heights 37 Village Tavern 22 Wasco Nursery 37 Wauconda Chamber of Commerce 40-41 Waukegan Golf/Bonnie Brook Golf Club 47 Waukegan Harbor & Marina 59 Wellspring Creative 46 West DuPage Cabinets 45 Westgate Dental Care 42 Wheaton Park District 46 Windy City Bulls 11 Wine Knows 37 Woodcrafters DIY Studio 44 Woodland Windows 13 Yu’s Mandarin 16


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EATING & DRINKING Best Brunch

Best Appetizers

Balmoral Restaurant Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Rail House Bar & Grill, Round Lake Village Tavern & Grill The Walrus Room

Cocoa Bean Fine Desserts, Geneva Sweet Berry Cafe, South Elgin Buttermilk The Little Traveler, Geneva Egg Harbor Café

Best Bakery

Arrowhead Golf Club Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Village Tavern & Grill Balmoral Restaurant DRM European Cafe & Delicatessen Stockholm’s, Geneva

Best Barbecue

Big Ange’s Eatery, Arlington Heights Copper Barrel on State BBQ’d Productions Steamboat BBQ The Texan BBQ, Algonquin Sweet Baby Rays, Elk Grove Village

Best Beer Garden

Plank Road Tap Room Bandito Barney’s Beach Club Stockholm’s, Geneva Cortland’s Garage, Arlington Heights Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Emmett’s Brewing Company Pub 222, St. Charles

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Cocoa Bean Fine Desserts, Geneva Sweet Natalie’s Gluten Free Bakery, Geneva Lovin Oven Cakery, Libertyville Jarosch Bakery, Elk Grove Village Central Continental Bakery, Mount Prospect TOUS les JOURS, Glenview

Best Business Lunch

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EATING & DRINKING Best Candy Store

Something Sweet, Antioch Around the Corner Candy Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream, Geneva The Little Traveler, Geneva Rocket Fizz, St. Charles

Best Carry-Out

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Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Entree Kitchen Village Tavern & Grill Big Ange’s Eatery Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub Portillo’s Hot Dogs

Best Caterer

Truffleberry Market Village Tavern & Grill Balmoral Restaurant Big Ange’s Eatery

Best Chicken Place

Atlas Chicken Shack Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Chick-N-Dip Chick-fil-A Village Tavern & Grill

Franks For the Memories, Mundelein Rail House Bar & Grill, Round Lake Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Buffalo Wild Wings Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton

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EATING & DRINKING Best Comfort Food

Balmoral Restaurant Tokyo Bowl, Vernon Hills Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Beef Jerky Outlet, Fox Lake Village Tavern & Grill

Best Distillery

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Best Chinese Food

Chef Yan Can, Vernon Hills Hong Kong Chop Suey, Mundelein Yu’s Mandarin Restaurant Gen-Hoe Restaurant Chef Ping, Rolling Meadows

Best Coffeehouse

Cocoa Bean Fine Desserts, Geneva Starbucks AREA General Store, Mundelein Graham’s 318 Coffeehouse, Geneva Honey Hill Coffee Company, Wauconda Calibre Coffee, S. Barrington

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. Fox River Distilling Company North Shore Distillery, LLC Copper Fiddle Distillery, Lake Zurich

Best Dive/Neighborhood Place

Tokyo Bowl Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Village Tavern & Grill Stockholm’s, Geneva Rep’s Place

Best Family Value Restaurant

Arrowhead Golf Club Elly’s Pancake House Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Village Tavern & Grill The Little Traveler, Geneva

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EATING & DRINKING Best Fries

Big Ange’s Eatery Arrowhead Golf Club McDonald’s Portillo’s Hot Dogs Five Guys

Best German Food

Bavaria Hof Fritzl’s Country Inn, Lake Zurich Schnitzel Platz The Bavarian Lodge DRM European Cafe & Delicatessen Olde Salem Cafe, Hanover Park

Best Gyros

Luke’s of Mundelein Kosta’s Gyros Skippy’s Gyros Munchie P’s Eatery

Best Hamburgers

Rail House Bar & Grill, Round Lake Bulldogs Grill, Wauconda Gillerson’s Grubbery The Assembly American Bar & Cafe, Hoffman Estates Portillo’s Hot Dogs The Burger Local Portillo’s Hot Dogs Luke’s of Mundelein Gene & Jude’s, River Grove Legit Dogs and Ice Big Ange’s Eatery

The Milk House Ice Cream, Pingree Grove Capannari Ice Cream and Catering Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream, Geneva Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store Berry Yo, Arlington Heights

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EATING & DRINKING Best Indian Food

Taste of Himalayas, St. Charles Indian Express Cuisine, Bartlett ClayOven Tandoor, Long Grove India House, Hoffman Estates Thumka Indian Restaurant & Banquet Hall, Hoffman Estates

Best Italian Beef

Portillo’s Hot Dogs Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Johnnie’s Beef, Arlington Heights Buona Big Ange’s Eatery

Best Italian Food

Lauretta’s Italian Bake Shop & Cafe, Mundelein Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano, Geneva Cucina Bella, Algonquin Mambo Italiano, Mundelein VAI’s Italian Inspired Restaurant Kitchen + Bar, Naperville

Best Japanese Food/Sushi

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Best Martini

Balmoral Restaurant Martini Room Strawberry Moon The Vine - Martini & Wine Bar, Grayslake The Walrus Room Village Tavern & Grill

Best Mexican Food

Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar Maya’s, Mundelein Sammy’s Mexican Grill and Bar Sergio’s Cantina, Lake Zurich The Blue Taco Bar, Round Lake

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EATING & DRINKING Best Pizza - Deep Dish

Best Microbrewery

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Buddyz Pizza, McHenry Giordano’s Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill

Penrose Brewing Company Tighthead Brewing Company Church Street Brewing Company Crystal Lake Brewing Side Lot Brewery, Wauconda Stockholm’s, Geneva

Best Pizza - Thin Crust

Best New Restaurant

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Best Place for a Unique Salad

Portillo’s Hot Dogs Salata, Schaumburg/Wheeling SLYCE Coal-Fired Pizza Company, Wauconda Village Tavern & Grill The Walrus Room

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Balmoral Restaurant Chef Yan Can, Vernon Hills Copper Barrel on State The Walrus Room VAI’s Italian Inspired Restaurant Kitchen + Bar, Naperville

Best Outdoor Eatery

Buddyz Pizza, McHenry Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Rosati’s Pizza Bill’s Pizza & Pub Aurelio’s Pizza

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EATING & DRINKING Best Polish Food

DRM European Cafe & Delicatessen Qulinarnia, Mt. Prospect Reflections, Lake Villa Ania’s Polish Deli, Lake Zurich Bacowka Restaurant U Gazdy Polish Restaurant, Wood Dale

Best Ribs

Big Ange’s Eatery Village Tavern & Grill Portillo’s Hot Dogs FoxFire Restaurant The Lodge on 64

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Best Romantic Restaurant Balmoral Restaurant The Walrus Room Niche, Geneva FoxFire Restaurant The Melting Pot

Best Seafood

Bob Chinn’s Crab House Crazy Crab Seafood Restaurant, Streamwood Bonefish Grill Dover Straits E&S Fish Company

Best Sports Bar & Grill

Buddyz Pizza, McHenry Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Village Tavern & Grill Emil’s Tavern on Center, Grayslake Bulldog Ale House

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Best Steakhouse

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EATING & DRINKING Best Vegetarian Cuisine

Best Tacos

The Walrus Room Fresh Cafe, Mundelein The Little Traveler, Geneva Green goat, Wauconda Sweet Natalie’s Gluten Free Bakery, Geneva

Taco & Burrito Express, Mundelein Maya’s, Mundelein Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar Bien Trucha 1910 Bar, Geneva

Best Taqueria

Taco & Burrito Express, Mundelein Taco Madre Taqueria Los Comales Elgin Taqueria Maya, Palatine Bien Trucha

The Little Traveler, Geneva Honey Hill Coffee Company, Wauconda The Tea Tree, Batavia TeaLula, Park Ridge

Vino THAI Toom Toom Thai, Elgin altThai Green Peapod Thai Restaurant, McHenry Tusk Thai Cuisine

Best Theme Restaurant Balmoral Restaurant Taste of Paris, Mundelein Pilot Pete’s, Schaumburg Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill The Walrus Room

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Best Live Music Venue

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The Marriott Theatre Paramount Theatre Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Steel Beam Theatre

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The Walrus Room 1910 Bar, Geneva Coach’s Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill Arlington Ale House Jasters Craft Beer and Winery, Crystal Lake Stonewood Ale House Village Tavern & Grill

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Best Piano Bar

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PEOPLE Best Dentist

Best Chef

Balmoral Restaurant (Ryan Kacenjar) Marshall McCarty- The Walrus Room K.C. Gulbro Claude Bouteille

Best Accountant

Best Chiropractor Best Bartender

Balmoral Restaurant (Earl) Samantha Donovan Matt Lodge (The Walrus Room)

Center for Wellnes Chiropractic Care Active Care Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Dr. Mike Dziurgot D.C. North Shore Pro-Active Health Dr. Hector Martinez, Schaumburg

Best Financial Planner

DeRose Financial Planning Group Karen DeRose Kevin Meehan 72 Financial, Arlington Heights Alberts Wealth Advisors, Orland Park Platania Financial

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Laura Mraz, Huntley Frank Soprano, Arlington Heights Joe Modica, Mundelein Johnson, Harkness and Park, Aurora Payroll Vault, East Dundee Susan Schulz, Lake in the Hills

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PEOPLE Best Insurance Agent

Best Hair Stylist

John Rybarski - Allstate Insurance, Warrenville Battisto Allstate Agency, Wheaton Anthony Trunnell, Naperville Casey Pawlak - HealthMarkets Agency Kelly Hazen - Hazen Insurance, St. Charles Kevin Schwartz - WM Schwartz & Co., Libertyville

Best Interior Designer Carmen Boyer - White Oak Interiors, Crystal Lake LSM Interiors - Lisa Scharm Monoson, Lake Zurich Curtain Call Creations, Lisle KDI Design, Geneva

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Best Nurse Best Lawyer

Lynn Palac, Arlington Heights John Corbett, Chicago/Palatine Melissa-Ann Bruett - Bruning & Associates, Schaumburg Susan Dawson - Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC, Rolling Meadows Tom Dillon - Konicek & Dillon PC, Geneva

Melvyn Gaden Kathy Voss, Condell, Libertyville

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Kate Volarath - Salon Anovin, Carpentersville Christy Bruski - Spa Bleu, West Dundee Carrie Coroneos - Gordon Salon, Wilmette Jacquelyn Marie Hastings - Bii Har Salon, West Dundee Pure Salon

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Thank You for Voting for All About You Dental Care! Dr. Lavrisa has been practicing for over 25 years. • We work with all insurances • Night and weekend appointments • Accepting new patients

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Best Teacher

Best Primary Care Physician Best Optometrist

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Best Realtor

Andrew Stoll The Leslie McDonnell Team Deb Baker A Team Properties Holly Connors, Get Burbed Team

Best Veterinarian

Dr. Edward McGinniss - Animal Hospital of Lake Villa, Lake Villa Dr. Haase, Golf Rose Animal Hospital, Schaumburg Dr. Susan Wilner - Skycrest, Long Grove

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Dr. Joy Goffron-Kluge, Chicago Dr. Scott Ullmann - Rosin Eyecare, Schaumburg Palatine Vision Center, Palatine Martin Optical Palermo Eye Care

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Tiffany Diaz AMITA Howard Baker, Long Grove Janusz Srodulski AMITA, Schaumburg

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Best Apartment Community

One Arlington Apartments Springs at South Elgin The Pointe Apartments, Arlington Heights

Best City/Town to Live

DePaul University, Chicago Concordia University Chicago Northern Illinois University Roosevelt University - Schaumburg Campus Judson University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Best Community Festival Festival of the Vine Septemberfest, Schaumburg Frontier Days Wauconda Fest, Wauconda Swedish Days

Best Downtown Atmosphere Geneva Arlington Heights Wauconda Libertyville

Best Hospital

Loyola University Medical Center Northwest Community Hospital Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital Central DuPage Hospital

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PLACES Best Local Place to Get Married

Abbey Farms St. Andrews Golf and Country Club DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville - Mundelein, Mundelein The Haight, Elgin Arrowhead Golf Club

Best Marina Best Library Best Hotel (Local)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville - Mundelein Courtyard by Marriott Chicago St. Charles, St. Charles Marriott

Arlington Heights Memorial Library Schaumburg Township District Library Gail Borden Public District Main Library Palatine Public Library, Palatine St. Charles Public Library ADVERTISER

Patio Furniture

Best Museum (City)

The Field Museum Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Art Institute of Chicago Shedd Aquarium

Fireplaces

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville - Mundelein, Mundelein Herrington Inn & Spa Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel Baker The Herrington Inn & Spa

Best Hotel (National/Chain)

Lindy’s Landing, Wauconda Wauconda Boat Inc, Wauconda Waukegan Harbor & Marina, Waukegan

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HOLLAND AND MICHIGAN MICHIGAN HOLL WO OO OD DEEN N SSH HO OEESS AANNDD W WI INNDDMMI L I LLLSS. . W Tulips and tamales. Sand dunes and sculptures. Urban excitement and homespun

Tulips and tamales. Sand dunes and sculptures. Urban excitement and homespun simplicity. This is Holland. A sophisticated city wrapped up in small-town charm. simplicity. This is Holland. A sophisticated city wrapped up in small-town charm. We hope you enjoy our little corner of West Michigan as much as we enjoy We hope you enjoy our little corner of West Michigan as much as we enjoy sharing it with you! sharing it with you!

BIGRED RED BIG Holland’s beloved and popular BIG RED lighthouse Holland’s beloved and popular BIG RED lighthouse hashas a a long and rich history dating back to the first structure built long and rich history dating back to the first structure built

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MARVEL AT THE MILL MARVEL AT THE MILL

Tour DeZwaan, a 260-year-old authentic Tour DeZwaan, a 260-year-old authentic working Dutch windmill, and learn how the working Dutch windmill, and learn how the Dutch-certified miller grinds locally grown Dutch-certified miller grinds locally grown winter wheat into flour and corn into mea winter wheat into flour and corn into meal (available for purchase). (available for purchase).

FLOWER POWER FLOWER POWER

Celebrate the city’s rich Dutch heritage and Celebrate the city’s rich Dutch heritage and more than 6 million tulips during Holland’s more than 6 million tulips during Holland’s 90th Annual Tulip Time Festival (May 4-12 90th Annual Tulip Time Festival (May 4-12, 2019). Parades, klompen dancers, and 2019). Parades, klompen dancers, and headline entertainment round out the event headline entertainment round out the event.

HIT THE BEACH HIT THE BEACH

Whether spread a blanket on the Whether youyou spread a blanket on the sandsand read a book, oin a game of beach andand read a book, joinj in aingame of beach

volleyball, a barefoot stroll at water’s volleyball, taketake a barefoot stroll at water’s edge, picnic with friends under a canopied edge, picnic with friends under a canopied

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a number of great beaches, hashas a number of great beaches, eacheach withwith its its own unique personality. own unique personality.

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Best Place to Work

Best Parade

Best Place to Worship

Volo Auto Museum Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Libertyville SciTech Hands On Museum Geneva History Museum DuPage Children’s Museum Kohl Children’s Museum Elgin History Museum

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Swedish Days Arlington Heights 4th of July Parade Wauconda Memorial Day

Wellspring Creative Communications Full Circle Dance Center, Island Lake Spa TheraPe, Crystal Lake K Hollis Jewelers, Batavia Friendship Village Lynfred Winery

Elk Grove Presbyterian Church St. Peter Lutheran Church & School Holy Family Catholic Community Parish and Academy, Inverness The Chapel Village Bible Church | Sugar Grove Campus

Best Private School

Carmel Catholic High School Quest Academy The Goddard School St. Peter Lutheran School

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SHOPPING, DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

From dining at one of our many restaurants, to watching a show at the exceptional Metropolis Performing Arts Centre or CMX Theaters, to shopping in our vibrant Downtown or one of our 40 retail centers... You’ll discover why Arlington Heights is one of the premier destinations in Chicagoland!

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Best Resort/Destination (Illinois)

Best Retirement/Assisted Living Facility

Best Resort/Destination (Michigan)

Best Sports Venue

Big Red Lighthouse, Holland Four Winds Casino Resort, New Buffalo Grand Haven State Park

Best Resort/Destination (Wisconsin) Door County, Wisconsin Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Kalahari Resorts Dells The Abbey Resort ADVERTISER

Artis Senior Living of Bartlett Friendship Village GreenFields of Geneva Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care The Holmstad

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Starved Rock State Park Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort, Utica, IL

Wrigley Field United Center Guaranteed Rate Field Kane County Cougars

Best Wedding Reception Venue

Abbey Farms DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville, Mundelein St. Andrews Golf and Country Club The Haight, Elgin Arrowhead Golf Club

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RECREATION & ACTIVITIES Best Camp

Mundelein Park & Recreation YMCA Camp Duncan, Ingleside Bloomingdale Park District Mundelein Trails (Mundelein Park & Recreation District)

Best Dance School/Studio Best Bowling Alley

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Alternative Exercise Best Bike Path Ned Brown Preserve Studio Geneva Fit, LLC Real Results, Grayslake Game Changing Performance, Mundelein The Sweatshop, Buffalo Grove

(Busse Woods), Elk Grove Palatine Trail Prairie Path Fox River Trail Millennium Trail and Greenway, Mundelein

Lakeside Recreation Center, Mundelein Wauconda Bowl Funway Poplar Creek Bowl, Hoffman Estates

Full Circle Dance Center, Island Lake Talent Forum, Libertyville Hogan Irish Dance Academy, Arlington Heights Elite Academy of Dance Northwest Ballet Academy Ltd, Schaumburg

Best Driving Range

St. Andrews Golf and Country Club Topgolf Golf Center Des Plaines

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Best Eyeglass Store

Best Hair Salon Best Pet Grooming Best Pet Boarding Best Doggie Day Care

Best Place to Dance (Studio)

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Best Hamburgers Hamburgers Best Dance School/Studio Best Place to Dance (Studio) Best Place to Work

Best Outdoor Eatery Best Marina

Best Coffee House Best Tea Shop

Best Charity

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RECREATION & ACTIVITIES Best Ice Rink

Mount Prospect Ice Arena Fox Valley Ice Arena Glacier Ice Arena, Vernon Hills All Seasons Ice Rinks Leafs Ice Centre Rocket Ice Skating Rink

Best Indoor Playground Best Health & Fitness Club Best Golf Course (Private)

White Pines Golf Club Steeple Chase Golf Club Bonnie Brook Golf Course St. Andrews Golf and Country Club Palatine Hills Golf Course Salt Creek Golf Club

Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center, Waukegan Geneva Fit, LLC Real Results - Fitness & Performance, Grayslake Beyond Measure Fitness Training, Naperville The Sweatshop, Buffalo Grove

Best Indoor Waterpark

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park Resort, Gurnee Kalahari Resorts Dells, Wisconsin Dells Pavilion Aquatics Center, Elk Grove Village Splash Central Indoor Pool, Bartlett Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Wilderness Resort

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Medinah Country Club Ivanhoe Golf Club, Mundelein Merit Club, Libertyville

Best Golf Course (Public)

BumbleBee Play Cafe, Elgin Fun Republic The Treehouse, Lake Zurich

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Best Men’s Clothing Store Best Women’s Clothing Store

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Best Bowling Alley

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Best Community Festival Best Park District

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Best City/Town to Live Best Downtown Atmosphere Best Parade Best Bike Path (Millenium Trail)


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Best Martial Arts Studio

Best Place to Ski/Snowboard

Best Park District

Best Yoga/Pilates

Barefoot Bay Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area, Cary Chicago Botanic Garden

Waukegan Park District Mundelein Park & Recreation Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) Wauconda Park District Palatine Park District (Community Center) Wheaton Park District

Villa Olivia Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort

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National Karate Gangi Martial Arts & Fitness, Wauconda Best Martial Arts Studio Bill Cho’s United Taekwondo Center, St. Charles Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Geneva, Inc.

Best Outdoor Site

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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Animal Hospital

Animal Hospital of Lake Villa Skycrest Animal Clinic, Long Grove Lindenhurst Animal Hospital Harper Animal Hospital, Palatine Golf Rose Animal Hospital, Schaumburg

Best Antique Shop

Antique & Chic Winfield, Winfield Rejoice Resale, Winfield Antiques of Winfield From Shabby to Fabby Family Heirloom Antiques, Antioch

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Appliance Store

Abt Electronics, Glenview Advanced Maytag Home Appliance Center American Home Appliance, Inc., Arlington Heights Grand Appliance and TV

Best Arts & Crafts Store Linda Z’s Sewing Center Hobby Lobby Michaels Woodcrafters DIY Studio JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts ADVERTISER

Best Auto Dealer (Domestic)

Joe Cotton Ford Victor Ford Arlington Heights Ford Knauz Auto Park Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Schaumburg

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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Auto Dealer (Import)

Pauly Honda Knauz Auto Park McGrath Nissan Lombard Toyota Muller’s Woodfield Acura

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Auto Service Station

Grease Monkey, Mt. Prospect Bartel’s Auto Clinic, Carol Stream Excel Automotive Repair, St. Charles Stan’s Service Station, Roselle Autopractor, St. Charles Gustafson Body Shop, Mundelein

Best Bank (Regional) Best Bank (Local) Itasca Bank & Trust Co STC Capital Bank Palatine Bank & Trust Busey Bank Chase Bank

BMO Harris Bank PNC Bank

Best Barbecue/Patio Furniture

Northwest Metalcraft Fireplace & Patio Hearth and Home Inc. Lurvey Garden Center & Landscape Supply

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SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Car Wash Best Barber Shop

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

The Barber Shoppe Wheaton Barbershop Slim’s Barber Shop, Crystal Lake Mad Men Barbershop, Schaumburg

Best Bridal Shop

Best Bicycle Store

Mikes Bike Shop Prairie Path Cycles Antioch Schwinn Cyclery, Antioch Spin Doctor Cyclewerks Inc

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Thank you.

2009. 2011. 2012. 2013. 2014. 2015. 2016. 2017. 2018. 2019. Every year

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Here Comes the Bride, Addison Kathryn’s Bridal & Dress Shop, McHenry Volle’s Bridal & Boutique, Lake Zurich The Crystal Bride, Geneva Vanessa’s Modern Bride

Delta Sonic Car Wash, Palatine Fast Eddie’s Full Service Car Wash & Detail Center, Barrington Fuller’s Car Wash Tower Car Wash, Batavia

We are proud that Friendship Village and GreenFields have again been awarded the Daily Herald’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Retirement/Assisted Living Communities in the Chicagoland area. We strive every day to deliver exceptional living options and opportunities to help our residents get set for whatever tomorrow brings. Discover the Friendship Senior Options community that’s your perfect fit.

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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Child-Care Center

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READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Charity

Feed My Starving Children, (Multi locations) People’s Resource Center, Wheaton Kenneth Young Center, Elk Grove Village Shelter Inc, Arlington Heights Illinois Youth Dance Theatre, Lake Zurich Schaumburg Jaycees, Schaumburg

The Goddard School Kiddy Garden Child Care Learning Center Little Lake Learning Station, Grayslake Big & Little Child Development, Mundelein Giggles Distinctive In-Home The Learning Experience, Schaumburg

Best Computer Store Micro Center, Westmont Best Buy Apple Store - Deer Park CDW, Vernon Hills Abt Electronics, Glenview

Best Consignment Store

Reduce Reuse Reteach, Huntley Jane Pabon Consignment Boutique, Geneva From Shabby to Fabby ReNew Family Consignment, Libertyville ADVERTISER

Best Day Spa

Skin Deep Day Spa, St. Charles Glamtique: A Glamorous Salon and Boutique Simply Crystal Electrolysis and Skin Care, St. Charles Spa TheraPe, Crystal Lake French Med Spa & Cryotherapy Onsen Day Spa, Schaumburg

Thank you for making us a 2019 “Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Top Pick”

Platania Financial provides perspective on retirement and investment planning and can help you better understand what your money should do for you www.plataniafinancial.com (847) 870-7526 Platania Financial Inc., 2 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Securities and financial planning offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. Voting may not be representative of the views of other clients and are not indicative of future performance or success.


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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Department Store

Von Maur Macy’s Kohl’s, Arlington Heights Nordstrom Woodfield Shopping Center

Best Dog Training Facility

630.313.9109

A Closer Bond Dog Training Center Kountry Pet Resort & Training Center Tops In Dog Training Kennel Shag Bark Pet Retreat & Spa

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Doggie Day Care *Local family owned & operated *Residential & Commercial *Service, New Construction & Build-outs *Licensed, bonded, & insured *Re epairs, Replacements, Remodels...Reliable

Best Door & Window Replacement

Innovative Home Concepts, Inc, Crystal Lake Woodland Windows & Doors Aspen Exterior Company, Palatine Consolidated Garage Doors, Ltd., Batavia

Thank you for voting for DRM Cafe! • Best Polish Food • Best German Food • Best Business Lunch

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

Fydoland Kountry Pet Resort Bark ‘N’ Town Pet Resort and Day Spa Arlington Dog House A Closer Bond Dog Training Center

Traditional Polish and German food, such as Homemade Pierogi (homemade every day) • Stuffed Cabbage Rolls • Schnitzel • Potato Pancakes • Polish Sausage & Sauerkraut.

Try our unique breakfast sandwiches, homemade pastrami and corned beef among other signature sandwiches, homemade soups, fresh greensalads, anddelicious hot entreedailyspecials. We offer exceptional catering for lunch, & dinner... including our popular Oktoberfest menu.

610 E. Main St., St. Charles 630-940-2882 | www.drmeurocafe.com

Best Dry Cleaners

CD One Price Cleaners Inverness Cleaners & Tailors, Inverness Skyline Dry Cleaner Sunmade Cleaners Inc

Best Electric Company

Ideal Electrical Contractors Inc., St. Charles Steve Martin Electric, Inc., Geneva NorthWest Electrical Supply ComEd InTown Electric, Arlington Heights

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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Electronics Store Abt Electronics, Glenview Best Buy

Best Eyeglass Store

AccuVision For Eyes Eyedentity Vision Care, Geneva My Eye Xpert, Gurnee Rosin Eyecare, Woodstock

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Flea Market/Swap Meet Kane County Flea Market Wolff’s Flea Market - Rosemont April-October Swap-O-Rama Flea Markets

Best Florist

Green Thumb Florist, Wood Dale Flowerama, Mundelein Locker’s Flowers, McHenry Everything Floral Flowers And Gifts, East Dundee Floral Wonders, Geneva

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From Shabby to Fabby Ms. Peddler’s Boutique, Antioch Ashley HomeStore Reclaimed Artisans Inc., Libertyville Art Van Furniture Rudolph’s Furniture, Grayslake

Customer Appreciation

Thank you for voting us one of your favorite restaurants for German Food!

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Best General Merchandise Store

The Little Traveler, Geneva Target Ms. Peddler’s Boutique, Antioch Meijer

Work Hard, Believe In Yourself, and Dream Big!!

614 Randall Road South Elgin, IL 60177

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(847) 488-1239 Visit us on the web at www.elitedancese.com or Like us on Facebook Offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary Hip Hop,Tap, Musical Theatre, & more. Competition Team & Performing Company opportunities also available Coming Soon...Our 2019 Summer Class & Dance Camp Schedule! Thank you for voting us #1 Dance Studio! We are proud to be a 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019 Readers Choice Winner!

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Thank Thank You for voting us Best Hair Salon and Best Stylist!

Thank You to everyone who shared their passion for White Pines Golf Club by voting us one of the Best Public Golf Courses. The team at White Pines strives not only to provide you the best golf experience; but banquet facility, bar and grill, and music venue. . . We are truly humbled.

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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Hardware/Home Improvement Store Menards Ace Hardware The Home Depot Geneva Ace Hardware Len’s Ace Hardware Sherwin Ace Hardware, Arlington Heights

Best Health Food Store

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Golf Store

PGA TOUR Superstore St. Andrews Golf and Country Club, West Chicago Golf Galaxy

Best Grocery Store Mariano’s Trader Joe’s Jewel-Osco Aldi Woodman’s Food Market

Best Hair Salon

Chic Concepts Salon Salon Anovin Hair Salon & Nail Salon, Carpentersville Bevel Salon & Blow Dry Bar, Wauconda Pure Salon Inc. Glamtique: A Glamorous Salon and Boutique

Corner Health Foods, Mundelein Fruitful Yield, Schaumburg Polson’s Natural Foods, Antioch Whole Foods Market Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

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Tootsies Shoes...

Where style and comfort meet. Shoes starting at First Walkers through all Women's sizes. We carry those fun, stylish shoes....children's, juniors, women’s.

Thank You Readers for Voting for Us

BEST CA CARPET RPET & FLOORING STO STORE RE! RE!

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

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1525 Fleetwood Drive in Elgin (847) 695-2211

With over a hundred years of collective experience, Tootsies Shoes is made up of a knowledgeable shoe fitting team specializing in “fashion comfortable” footwear and premium brands including Stride Rite, Birkenstock and All Black.

Follow us on FACEBOOK to view all new fashions

150 Cook Street Barrington 847.277.1381

40 South Dunton Arlington Heights 224.347.2699


SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Heating & A/C Company

Doc’s HVAC, St. Charles Orange Home Services LLC Brian’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Winfield Leith Heating and Cooling Inc., West Dundee A-Team Heating and Air Conditioning, Glen Ellyn Ibbotson Heating Co

Best Home Builder

Greg Metelak - State Farm Insurance Agent, Elgin Crum-Halsted Insurance & Risk Management, Elgin State Farm

Best Jeweler

Guy Blando Jewelers, Indian Head Park K Hollis Jewelers, Batavia Flaherty Jewelers State Street Jewelers PK Bennett Jewelers, Mundelein

BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE! The items Reduce Reuse Reteach sells: • educational games & puzzles • hands-on academic resources • picture and chapter books • manipulatives • bulletin board supplies • posters • school/office supplies • arts & craft supplies • flexible seating • bins & storage containers no longer need? Do you have these items that you m with 3R . Make some money and consign the ction of retail? fra a at Are you looking for these items at 3R . Save some money and buy them

(224) 829-0577

9734 N. IL Route 47 • Huntley, IL 60142 (just north of Reed Rd. off of Rainsford Dr.)

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Thank you for voting us Best Jeweler!

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230 W State St. • Geneva, IL 603-232-2085 statestreetjewelers.com

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Hogan Design & Construction, Geneva K. Hovnanian Homes Maple Hill Havlicek Builders Inc Airhart Construction

Best Insurance Provider

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Best Sporting Goods Store Ski/Snowboard available year around ONLY at our Chicago location.

Huge Selection of

Skis • Snowboards • Apparel

Expert Bootfitting • Service Viking Advantage

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

We Match Internet Pricing for Skis, Snowboards & Bindings* Plus Viking’s Expert Equipment Fitting (not available anywhere online!)

Chicago

3422 W Fullerton Ave

(about 1.5 miles west of Kennedy Expwy.) xpwy )

Chicago, IL 60647 • (773) 276-1222

www.vikingskishop.com Geared for Everyone!

*See See store for details on price match match.

It’s Patio Furniture Season in Barrington! Whether you prefer teak, wrought iron, cast aluminum or wicker, you’ll find what you love at Viking’s Patio Shop.

• Top quality brands at competitive pricing • Full service delivery and set-up • Knowledgeable staff to serve you

The Ultimate in Quality, Value & Style.

Viking Ski & Patio ShoP 131 W. Northwest Hwy. | Barrington, IL 60010

© 2019 Viking Ski Shop Inc. Viking Ski & Patio Shop is a division of Viking Ski Shop, Inc.

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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Kitchen/Bath Remodeling

OHi Hogan Design & Construction, Geneva West DuPage Cabinets and Granite Great Western Flooring Co Garris Construction, Grayslake

Best Landscaper

Tentinger Landscapes, Aurora Rubino Landscapes, McHenry Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services Co., St. Charles

Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC Griffin Williams LLP, Geneva Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC MKFM Law, Wheaton

Best Lighting/Lamp Store Best Limo Service NorthWest Lighting and Accents The Little Traveler, Geneva

O’Hare Midway Limousine Service H&M, East Dundee West Suburban Limousine

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Your Home on the Lake

Our mission is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Just let us know what we can do for you.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AMENITIES ABOUND SPECIAL MARINA EVENTS & FESTIVALS

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

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KOUNTRY PET RESORT & TRAINING CENTER

Thank you!!! 51 S. Grove, Elgin IL

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best O n ly T h e Pet! For Your

PET LODGING GROOMING TRAINING DAY CARE

(847)741-5434 KOUNTRYPETRESORT.COM

708-738-8306

“We’re smaller than the big guys, but we got bigger weiners!”

LegitDogsAndIce.com

Thank You for Voting us Best Polish Food!

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

Casual Polish restaurant serving traditional dishes in a rustic space with a lodgelike vibe.

Come join us at Terminal 5 after eating delicious Polish food for dancing and drinks! Located in the Schaumburg Town Center Shopping Center 1120 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193 • (630) 283-0023 facebook.com/Bacowkarestaurant • Terminal5Club.com

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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best MedSpa

Vanishing Ink Laser Aesthetics Center, St. Charles French Med Spa & Cryotherapy Cryo Lounge Spa TheraPe, Crystal Lake

Best Men’s Clothing Store Threads Boutique Men’s Wearhouse York Furrier, Elmhurst Von Maur

Best Mortgage Lender

Best Motorcycle Store

Honda Northwest Woodstock Harley-Davidson Indian Motorcycle of Libertyville Fox River Harley-Davidson Harley Davidson

Best Moving Company

Murphy Family Movers, St. Charles Shur-Way Moving & Cartage, Libertyville M.K Movers Two Men and a Truck Breda Moving Co Inc

BIKEMAYSALE 3, 4 & 5

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Linda Popp - Provident Mortgage Corporation, Libertyville Two Roads Lending, St. Charles Compass Mortgage Inc, Warrenville Key Mortgage Services, Inc., Schaumburg Melissa Griffey - Guaranteed Rate

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Voted the Best Martial Arts Studio in the greater Chicago Area by Daily Herald Readers!

BLOOMINGDALE/ROSELLE 660 West Lake Street (630) 582-4141

ELK GROVE VILLAGE/ SCHAUMBURG 802 East Nerge Road (630) 539-9969

BARTLETT 385 South Prospect Ave (630) 289-7777

SOUTH ELGIN 1272 West Spring Street (847) 741-NKNK

155 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine 847-358-0948 www.mikesbikeshoppalatine.com

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SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best of Philanthropy

100 Women Who Care Fox Valley, St. Charles Arts Refreshing the Soul, Palatine Geneva Women’s Club

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Musical Instrument Store Suburban Music Hoffman Strings Tully’s Shop, Guitar Repair & Customizing, Bensenville Guitar Center The String Project

Best Neighborhood Shopping Center

Geneva Commons, Geneva Deer Park Town Center, Deer Park Randhurst Village

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Best Nursery/Garden Store

Lurvey Garden Center & Landscape Supply Platt Hill Nursery, Carpentersville Prairie View Farm Market, Hampshire Wasco Nursery & Garden Center

Best Pet Boarding

Kountry Pet Resort Bark ‘N’ Town Pet Resort and Day Spa FYDOLAND A Closer Bond Dog Training Center DePAW University, Canine Campus, Inc.

Thank You for VoTing us BesT Car Wash Fox Valley’s Premier Full Service Care Wash & Detail Center AUTOS • MOTOR HOMES • BOATS • MOTORCYCLES

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

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TOWER

Car Wash & Detail Center 2120 W. MAIN STREET • BATAVIA (1/2 BLOCK WEST OF RANDALL RD.)

630-406-1099

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SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Pet Food/Supply Store

Best Pet Grooming

Kountry Pet Resort Dog Day Afternoon, Belleville Peace, Paws & Harmony, Lindenhurst Shear Paradise Pet Salon & Spa Bark ‘N’ Town Pet Resort and Day Spa

Best Pharmacy

Lakes Apothecary, Mundelein Walgreens Jewel-Osco CVS Pharmacy NuCara Pharmacy, Elmhurst

Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets, South Elgin Mariano’s Valli Produce ALDI Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

Best Shoe Store

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Rogan’s Shoes, Buffalo Grove The Little Traveler, Geneva Tootsies Shoes, Barrington Best Specialty Veterinary Center

Veterinary Specialty Center

Village Veterinary Clinic, Grayslake Skycrest Animal Clinic, Long Grove

Best Sporting Goods Store

DICK’S Sporting Goods Viking Ski & Patio, Barrington Cabela’s Dick Pond Athletics St. Charles

Best Tax Preparation Service

Lindmark Tax, Huntley Best Financial Group H&R Block DLH Enterprises Inc, Wauconda The Tax Dude, Hawthorn Woods

Best Television Service Provider Xfinity Store by Comcast WOW!

Best Therapeutic Massage

Touch of Health Therapeutic Massage, Mundelein Spa TheraPe, Crystal Lake Elements Massage - Geneva Active Care Chiropractic & Rehabilitation North Shore Pro-Active Health

ADVERTISER

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

Best Place to Buy Produce

Aquaduct Plumbing Services, Oswego Bulldog Plumbing, Inc., Batavia Mendel Plumbing and Heating, St. Charles

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Kiki’s Korner, Winfield Peace, Paws & Harmony, LIndenhurst Wet Nose, Oak Brook/Geneva Bentley’s Pet Stuff Pet Supplies Plus

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SHOPPING & SERVICES Best Thrift Store

Community Threads Goodwill Store & Donation Center Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Center On Angels’ Wings - Pet Rescue & Resale Store, Crystal Lake Savers

Best Toy Store

The Little Traveler, Geneva Marvin’s Toy Store, Crystal Lake Learning Express Toys

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Wine Selection

Binny’s Beverage Depot Wine Knows Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse SavWay Fine Wines & Spirits Lynfred Winery The Little Traveler, Geneva

Best Winery

Lynfred Winery Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Prairie State Winery, Genoa Village Vintner Winery & Brewery Acquaviva Winery

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Threads Boutique The Little Traveler, Geneva Glamtique, Mundelein Flair on 3rd, Geneva ADVERTISER


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Us Best BBQ! g n i t o V r o F k You Local Family Owned Restaurant Proudly Supporting Military, Police, Fire, and all First Responders

BBQ’d Productions Grill is a full

where we bring our mobile kitchens to your party or event. From our grill to your guest’s plate, served hot and fresh.

Grab some ice-cold beer, a slow sipper of bourbon, and the best BBQ in Lake County.

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

service BBQ Sports Bar Restaurant serving the best BBQ from all regions famous mous for BBQ... ... ...from Carolina & Memphis emphis to Kansas City & Texas. exas. We offer on-site catering

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% 10 Off Your Catering Order for 50 or More People

Must present coupon. Expires 12-31-19.

405 N Rand Rd Lake Zurich, IL 60047

847-543-1234

847-550-1234

Restaurant Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11-10 Friday & Saturday 11-midnight (2am if busy)

www.wegrillitall.com

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BUSINESS TO BUSINESS Best Business Printing Firm

Associated Graphics, Mundelein Kon Printing, Batavia Northbrook Signarama, Northbrook Button Man Printing, St. Charles The Printing Factory, Mundelein

Best Credit Union

Andigo Credit Union Consumers Credit Union NorthStar Credit Union Baxter Credit Union, Deerfield Corporate America Family Credit Union

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Best Hotel for Business Travelers DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville - Mundelein Herrington Inn & Spa DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Arlington Heights

Best Meeting Site for Large Groups

25N Coworking Geneva St. Andrews Golf and Country Club Belvedere Events & Banquets DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Arlington Heights DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville - Mundelein FoxFire Restaurant

Best Restaurants for a Business Meeting

The Walrus Room Balmoral Restaurant FoxFire Restaurant Birch River Grill-An American Kitchen Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub, South Barrington Wildwood Restaurant

Best Wealth Management Firm

Total Clarity Wealth Management, Inc. DeRose Financial Planning Group Platania Financial, Inc. Lenity Financial, Inc, Geneva ADVERTISER

Thank You for Voting Us One of the Top Pick Libraries! “I’m using the Palatine Library’s free green screen studios to record a bunch of content... They have everything!” - Local Author, Todd Caponi

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

“Most of the librarians know my children by name. We feel part of the community. Here I really feel like I belong.” - Parent, Cynthia Castelán

“Any request I’ve ever had here at Palatine Library, the staff has always gone above and beyond.” - Local Teacher, �elissa �oe�

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HONORED TO BE YOUR

“TOP PICK” PALATINE’S COMMUNITY BANK 110 W. Palatine Rd. | Palatine, IL 60067 847-963-0047 | www.palatinebank.com

Proud to be part of the

Palatine Bank & Trust is a branch of Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A.

family

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

We are humbled to be chosen as a “Top Pick” in the Daily Herald’s annual “Reader’s Choice Top Picks.” As your community bank, it’s a privilege to represent you in the category of “Best Local Bank” for 2019. Thank you for your support in achieving this recognition as we continue to provide quality banking services and give back to Palatine’s nonprofit organizations. It’s truly an honor to serve you!


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Honda

READERS’ CHOICE 2019

Introducing The All New 2019 Honda Passport WEWANT TO

Thank You

FOR YOUR

Continued Support 3 Years in a Row!

We have been a family owned dealership since 1972, and we would like to thank our many loyal customers for their vote of con�dence as �the best of the best�� We understand that buying or servicing a car can be stressful� �ur long term employees are dedicated to making sure our customers enjoy a hassle free and positive e�perience� We want happy customers!

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

We hope you will visit Pauly Honda in Libertyville where we will always strive to make your e�perience �the best� for the life of your vehicle�

Please accept this offer as a token of our appreciation. With Multi-Point Inspection

OIL CHANGE

In addition to providing top-quality oil and a Honda Genuine Oil filter, we’ll check and adjust all of your Honda’s vital fluids and perform a Free multi-point inspection.

Only $

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Visit Pauly Hond Honda for outstanding pricing, lease, and d fi finance offers. ff 1111 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL • (847) 362-4300 • www.paulyhonda.com

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