Best of 2020 Winners

Best of North Central Illinois 2020 Results



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2020 Winners List:


Bankruptcy Attorney: Louis E. Olivero & Associates 

Car Wash: Clean Getaway Express Tunnel Wash

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: Olivero & Olivero

Financial Institution: Financial Plus Credit Union

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: Financial Plus Credit Union

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

Pest Control: Kendrick Pest Control

Pet Boarding: Loch Countryside Kennel

Pet Groomer: Fairy Tails Grooming

Pet Training: Discover Pet Training LLC

Photographer: KP Photography

Plumber: Town & Country Services

Real Estate Agency: Coldwell Banker Today’s Realtors LLC

Siding / Windows / Roofing: Pro Remodeling

Tanning Salon: Jamaka Me Tan and Jillian’s Boutique

Tattoo Shop: Wenona Ink

Tax Service: Abacus Tax Service, Inc.

Taxi Service / Transportation: The Right Spice

Technology Services: TME Technology Made Easy

Travel Agency: Travel Connections

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: Dr. Deboer Oglesby IL

Fitness Center: Planet 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

Orthodontist: Joseph Kunnel DDS Ph.D MS

Orthopedic Surgeons: Dr. Paul G. Perona, MD

Pharmacy / Medical Supplies: HyVee Pharmacy – Peru

Arts, Leisure & Entertainment

Bar / Lounge: Club Fifty Five

Bowling Alley: Illinois Valley Super Bowl

Dance Studio: Gray’s School of Dance

Gaming Parlor: Rosati’s of Mendota

Golf Course: Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club

Local Artist: Starved Rock Hot Glass

Local Band: Cody Calkins Band

Local Event: Celebration of Lights at Rotary Park

Movie Theater: Streator Eagle 6

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: Giovanni’s Sales and Services

Lawn Mower Dealer: Smith’s Sales & Services

New Auto Dealer: Jeff Perry Buick GMC

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

Tires: King Tire

Home & Lifestyle

Assisted Living: Evergreen Place: Supportive Living

Cleaning Services: Illinois Valley Clean Team, Inc.

Home Builder: Boondocks Barn

Home Health Care Agency: Alternatives for Older Adults

Lawn Care: Taylor’s Trees and Turf

Nursery: Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.

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: LZ Resale

Hardware Stores: Debo Ace Hardware

Jewelry Store: Sasso Jewelry & Gifts

Mattress: Steinberg’s Furniture

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: Amia Boutique


Event Venue: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

Hotel: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

Live Music Venue: Psycho Silo Saloon

Place to Work: Town & Country Services

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: Cindy’s on 39

Burgers: BASH

Butcher Shop / Meat Market: Wyanet Locker

Catering: Stone Jub Barbeque

Chinese Food: House of Hunan

Coffee Shops: Bean Box Espresso

Donut / Pastry / Bakery: Steve’s Bakery

Fast Food Drive Thru: The Rootbeer Stand

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: Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats

Italian: Verucchi’s Ristorante

Liquor Store: Rudy’s Liquor Store

Mexican Food: Jalapenos

Pizza: Rosati’s Pizza – Mendota

Prime Rib: Anne’s Hide-A-Way

Salad Bar: Prime Quarter Steak House

Sandwich Shop: The Cheese Shoppe and Deli

Seafood: Cajun Connection

Sushi: BASH

Wings: Rosati’s Pizza – Mendota