Best of 2019 Winners

Best of North Central Illinois 2019 Results



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2019 Winners List:


Bankruptcy Attorney: Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP

Car Wash: Dolphin Car Wash II

Carpet Cleaning: Andy’s Karpet Kleaning

Charitable Organization: Cops 4 Cancer

DJ Services: Guys on the Radio

Dry Cleaner: Family Pride Cleaners

Employment Agency: Innovative Staff Solutions

Family Law Attorney: Law Office of Alissa Gearhart

Financial Institution: Financial Plus Credit Union of Ottawa

Florist: Flowers Plus

Heating & A/C Services: Town & Country Services

Insurance Agency: Lori Janko Wilke – State Farm Insurance Agent

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

Mortgage Lender: Peru Federal Savings Bank

Personal Injury Attorney: Leynaud and Leynaud Attorneys at Law

Pest Control: Kendrick Pest Control

Pet Boarding / Training: Loch Countryside Kennel

Pet Groomer: Dirty Dawgs

Photographer: Lisa Holocker Photography

Plumber: Town & Country Services

Real Estate Agency: Coldwell Banker Today’s Realtors LLC

Siding / Windows / Roofing: Pro Remodeling

Tanning Salon: Carribean Tan

Tattoo Shop: Sunken Ship Tattoo

Tax Service: Abacus Tax Service, Inc.

Taxi Service / Transportation: IV Airport Shuttle

Technology Services: TME Technology Made Easy

Travel Agency: La Salle County Travel Agency, Inc.

Veterinarian: Progress Park Veterinary Hospital

Water: R O Pros: The Water Store

Wireless Providers: AT&T Store

Health & Beauty

Chiropractor: Mac Chiropractic

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

Dermatologist: Soderstrom Skin Institute

Eye Doctor: All About Eyes – Peru

Family Physician: Mark Fernandez, MD: IVCH Peru Primary Care Clinic

Fitness Center: The Edge Gym & Fitness

Hair Salon: Ambrosis Salon

Manicure / Pedicure: Lee Nails

Medical Spa / Day Spa: Balanced Spirit Wellness Center LLC

Nursing Home: Liberty Village of Peru

OB/GYN: IVCH Women’s Health Care Center

Orthopedic Surgeons: Dr. Paul G. Perona, MD

Orthodontist: Imel Curtis R DDS PC

Pharmacy / Medical Supplies: HyVee Pharmacy – Peru

Arts, Leisure & Entertainment

Bar / Lounge: Club Fifty Five

Bowling Alley: Illinois Valley Super Bowl

Dance Studio: Dance Center

Golf Course: Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club

Local Artist: Starved Rock Hot Glass

Local Band: Cody Calkins Bank

Local Event: Celebration of Lights at Rotary Park

Movie Theater: Streator Eagle 6

Video Gaming Parlor: Slot City Gaming Parlor

Winery / Distillery / Brewery: August Hill Winery Tasting Room

Auto & Equipment

Auto Body Shop: Heartland Auto Body

Auto Detailing: Benson Buff Detail and Tint Shop, Inc.

Auto Repair: Grosenbach’s Auto Repair Inc

Car Wash: Dolphin Car Wash II

Lawn Mower Dealer: Blain’s Farm & Fleet

New Auto Dealer: Jeff Perry Buick GMC

Pre-owned Auto Dealer: Giovanni’s Sales & Service

Tires: Big Boys Tires & Service Inc

Home & Lifestyle

Assisted Living: Liberty Village of Peru

Cleaning Services: Illinois Valley Clean Team, Inc.

Home Builder: Fay Construction

Home Health Care Agency: Caring Hands – Private Duty Services (Peru)

Lawn Care: Taylor’s Trees and Turf

Nursery: Danchris Nursery

Retirement Community: Liberty Village of Peru


Appliance Store: Sherman’s

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: Sherman’s

Men’s Clothing Store: That Guy’s Secret

Pawn Shop: Valley Coin-Jewelry-Pawn Inc.

Pet Supply Store: Andy’s Pet Shop

Shoe / Boot Store: Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Women’s Clothing Store: Bromley & Brown Boutique


Event Venue: Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club

Hotel: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

Live Music Venue: Starved Rock Lodge Veranda

Place to Work: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

Private School: St. Bede Academy

Public School: LaSalle-Peru Township High School

Tourist Attraction: Starved Rock State Park

Dining / Food

BBQ: Stone Jug Barbeque

Bloody Mary: Jake’s Pourhouse

Breakfast: Rawfully Yours Juice Bar & Cafe

Burgers: BASH

Butcher Shop / Meat Market: Hy-Vee

Catering: Hy-Vee – Peru

Chinese Food: House of Hunan

Coffee Shops: Jeremiah Joe Coffee

Donut / Pastry / Bakery: Steve’s Bake Shop

Fast Food Drive Thru: Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats – Spring Valley

Fine Dining: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

Fried Chicken: Rip’s Tavern

Grocery Store: Hy-Vee – Peru

Healthy Food Options: Hy-Vee – Peru

Ice Cream / Custard: Tastee Freez

Italian: Verucchi’s Ristorante

Liquor Store: Rudy’s Liquor Store

Mexican Food: Jalapenos

Pizza: Rosati’s Pizza – Mendota

Prime Rib: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

Salad Bar: Prime Quarter Steak House

Sandwich Shop: Obee’s Sub Shoppe – LaSalle

Seafood: Cajun Connection

Sushi: BASH

Wings: Skoog’s Pub & Grill