Best of 2022 Winners

2022 Winners List:


Bankruptcy Attorney: Law Office of Alissa Gearhart

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: Innovative Staff Solutions

Family Law Attorney: Law Office of Alissa Gearhart

Financial Institution: Central Bank Illinois

Florist: Petals by Peyton

Funeral Home/Crematorium: Solon Telford Funeral Home

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: Precision K9 Training

Photographer: Blue Truck Photography

Plumber: Town & Country Services

Real Estate Agency: Cismarick Realty

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

Tanning Salon: Jamaka Me Tan

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: Ancare Veterinary Hospital

Water: R O Pros: The Water Store

Wireless Providers: AT&T Store

Health & Beauty

Chiropractor: Gergovich Family Chiropractic

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

Dermatologist: Soderstrom Skin Institute

Eye Doctor: Eye Care Professionals

Family Physician: Dr. Ricardo Calderon

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: Dr. Joseph Kunnel, DDS MS

Orthopedic Surgeons: Dr. Paul G. Perona, MD

Pharmacy/Medical Supply: Hy-Vee

Arts, Leisure & Entertainment

Bar / Lounge: Troy’s Place

Bowling Alley: Illinois Valley Super Bowl

Dance Studio: The Dancenter Performing Arts School

Gaming Parlor: Troy’s Place

Golf Course: Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club

Local Artist: Cody Calkins

Local Band: Cody Calkins

Local Event: Cops 4 Cancer

Movie Theater: Streator Eagle 6

Winery / Distillery / Brewery: August Hill Winery Tasting Room

Auto & Equipment

Auto Body Shop: LaSalle Body & Fender

Auto Detailing: Easton Tinting & Wraps

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: King Tire

Home & Lifestyle

Assisted Living: Liberty Village of Peru

Cleaning Services: Illinois Valley Clean Team, Inc.

Home Builder: Pinter General Contracting

Home Health Care Agency: Home Instead Senior Care

Lawn Care: Taylor’s Way

Nursery: Danchris Nursery

Retirement Community: Liberty Village of Peru


Appliance Store: Sherman’s

Bridal Store: Marian Mae Bridal Boutique & Events

Convenience Store: Hy-Vee Gas

Flooring Store: DJ’s Carpet Furniture & More

Formal Wear: Marian Mae Bridal Boutique & Events

Furniture: Sherman’s

Guns & Ammo / Shooting Range: Mean Metal

Hardware Stores: Debo Ace Hardware

Home Décor & Gifts: Three Wishes

Jewelry Store: VanDuzer Jewelers

Kitchen & Bath: Maze Lumber

Mattress: Sherman’s

Men’s Clothing Store: Vlastnik’s Menswear

Pet Supply Store: Andy’s Pet Shop

Shoe / Boot Store: Peaces of Fashion

Women’s Clothing Store: B Dominique Boutique


Event Venue: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

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: Oglesby Elementary 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: B.A.S.H.

Butcher Shop / Meat Market: Hy-Vee – Peru

Catering: Hy-Vee – Peru

Chinese Food: Oriental Kitchen

Coffee Shops: Bean Box Espresso

Donut / Pastry / Bakery: Steve’s Bakery

Fast Food Drive Thru: Culver’s

Fine Dining: Uptown Grill

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: Bianchi’s Pizza

Prime Rib: Wedron Office

Salad Bar: Hank’s Farm Restaurant

Sandwich Shop: The Cheese Shoppe and Deli

Seafood: B.A.S.H.

Sushi: B.A.S.H.

Wings: Skoog’s Pub & Grill