Best of North Central Illinois 2021 Results


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2021 Winners List:


Bankruptcy Attorney: Dave Kaleel

Car Wash: Mr. Sparkle Auto Spa

Carpet Cleaning: Andy’s Karpet Kleaning

Charitable Organization: Cops 4 Cancer

DJ Services: Cowboy Joe DJ & Karaoke 

Dry Cleaner: Family Pride Cleaners

Employment Agency: Shafer Staffing, Inc.

Family Law Attorney: Bernabei, Balestri, & Fiocchi

Financial Institution: Central Bank Illinois

Florist: Petals by Peyton

Heating & A/C Services: Town & Country Services

Insurance Agency: Theresa Solon – State Farm Insurance Agent

Investment Services: Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Brian D Sellett

Mortgage Lender: Central Bank Illinois

Personal Injury Attorney: Schweickert, Ganassin, Krzak, Rundio Injury Attorneys

Pest Control: Kendrick Pest Control

Pet Boarding: Loch Countryside Kennel

Pet Groomer: Paws on First, LLC

Pet Training: Discover Pet Training LLC

Photographer: Melissa Matta

Plumber: Town & Country Services

Real Estate Agency: Coldwell Banker Today’s Realtors LLC

Siding / Windows / Roofing: Koolmaster’s Co, Inc

Tanning Salon: Jamaka Me Tan and Jillian’s Boutique

Tattoo Shop: Dreams & Themes Tattoo Studio

Tax Service: Abacus Tax Service, Inc.

Technology Services: TME Technology Made Easy

Travel Agency: LaSalle County Travel Agency, Inc

Veterinarian: Progress Park Veterinary Hospital

Water: R O Pros: The Water Store

Wireless Providers: Verizon

Health & Beauty

Chiropractor: Gergovich Family Chiropractic

Dentist: For a Lifetime of Smiles, Dr. Ed Monroe

Dermatologist: Soderstrom Skin Institute

Eye Doctor: Blanco Kays Eyecare

Family Physician: Joan M. Luckey APN – Nurse Practitioner

Fitness Center: Illinois Valley YMCA

Hair Salon: Ambrosis Salon

Manicure / Pedicure: Hollywood Nails

Medical Spa / Day Spa: Balanced Spirit Wellness Center LLC

Nursing Home: Liberty Village of Peru

OB/GYN: Dr. Jennifer L. Maschmann, MD

Orthodontist: Premier Orthodontics Ltd

Orthopedic Surgeons: Dr. Paul G. Perona, MD

Arts, Leisure & Entertainment

Bar / Lounge: Club 55

Bowling Alley: Illinois Valley Super Bowl

Dance Studio: The Dance Center

Gaming Parlor: Club 55

Golf Course: Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club

Local Artist: Cody Calkins

Local Band: 303

Local Event: Cops 4 Cancer

Movie Theater: Streator Eagle 6

Winery / Distillery / Brewery: August Hill Winery Tasting Room

Auto & Equipment

Auto Body Shop: Heartland Auto Body

Auto Detailing: Blair’s Window Tint & Detail

Auto Repair: Illinois Valley Auto Group

Lawn Mower Dealer: Smith’s Sales & Services

New Auto Dealer: Jeff Perry Buick GMC

Pre-owned Auto Dealer: Illinois Valley Auto Group

Tires: Illinois Valley Auto Group

Home & Lifestyle

Assisted Living: Liberty Village of Peru

Cleaning Services: Illinois Valley Clean Team, Inc.

Home Builder: Tieman Builders, Inc.

Home Health Care Agency: Home Instead Senior Care

Lawn Care: TNT Lawn & Snow

Nursery: Ekana Nursery & Landscaping

Retirement Community: Liberty Village of Peru


Appliance Store: Sherman’s

Convenience Store: Hy-Vee Gas

Flooring Store: DJ’s Carpet Furniture & More

Furniture: Steinberg’s Furniture

Guns & Ammo / Shooting Range: Mean Metal

Hardware Stores: Debo Ace Hardware

Jewelry Store: Sasso Jewelry & Gifts

Mattress: Steinberg’s Furniture

Men’s Clothing Store: That Guy’s Secret

Pet Supply Store: Andy’s Pet Shop

Shoe / Boot Store: Kea Roze Boutique

Women’s Clothing Store: Kea Roze Boutique


Event Venue: Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club

Hotel: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

Live Music Venue: Jamie’s OutPost

Place to Work: Town & Country Services

Private School: St. Bede Academy

Public School: Streator Township High School

Tourist Attraction: Starved Rock State Park

Dining / Food

BBQ: Stone Jug Barbeque

Bloody Mary: Flo’s on Pulaski

Breakfast: Cindy’s on 39

Burgers: BASH

Butcher Shop / Meat Market: Harcar’s Meat Market

Catering: The Cheese Shoppe and Deli

Chinese Food: Oriental Kitchen

Coffee Shops: Bean Box Espresso

Donut / Pastry / Bakery: Spring Valley Bakery

Fast Food Drive Thru: The Rootbeer Stand

Fine Dining: Garzanelli’s Supper Club

Fried Chicken: Rip’s Tavern

Grocery Store: Hy-Vee – Peru

Healthy Food Options: Hy-Vee – Peru

Ice Cream / Custard: Spring Valley Tastee Freez

Italian: Verucchi’s Ristorante

Liquor Store: Rudy’s Liquor Store

Mexican Food: Jalapenos

Pizza: Bianci’s Pizza

Prime Rib: The Study Supper Club

Salad Bar: Prime Quarter Steak House

Sandwich Shop: The Cheese Shoppe and Deli

Seafood: Cajun Connection

Sushi: BASH

Wings: Skoog’s Pub & Grill