Nominations Closed for Readers' Choice

Vote this summer in over 20 categories in the McHenry County Patch Readers' Choice.

UPDATE: Nominations have been closed for this round of the Readers' Choice. 

Please check back on July 23 when we will be posting polls with the finalists from the various Readers' Choice categories. The finalists were determined by your votes. 

This article was updated on July 11. 


For the past several months, area Patch readers have helped determine Chowdown Showdown winners in a wide variety of food categories.

This summer contest will take a step beyond food and puts the spotlight on more than 20 categories, and we want to know which McHenry County businesses you think come out on top in each one.

Nominations will be accepted for each category through July 9. To nominate your favorite, list the category along with your nomination in the comment box below.

Ronda Goldman June 19, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Huntley: Best Clothing: Dress Barn Outlet Mall Huntley: Best Automotive Repair: Lonnie's Auto Body Repair and Adams Collision Huntley: Best Bank: BMO Harris Algonquin: Best Bargain: Target on Randall
Patricia Marie Kelly June 26, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Algonquin: Best Home Design Service: Marie Kelly Unlimited
Joan M. Caton June 27, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Huntley Best Clothing: Ann Taylor Outlet Huntley: Best Automotive Repair: Lonnie's Auto Body Repair Huntley: Best Bank: Chase Huntley: Best Educational Entertainment company: Caton Enterprises, Ltd. Huntley: Best Reproduction Services: UPS Store Huntley: Best Soothies: Tropical Smoothies
Anna M. Sourile June 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Algonquin/LITH: Best daycare: The Learning Tree Best Bank: 5/3 in Algonquin on Randall Rd Best Preschool: The Learning Tree Best Bargain Shopping: Dollar Tree Best Kids Menu: Colonial Cafe Best Remodeling: Sirrell, Inc. Best Artisan Jewelry: Artibility Best Handmade Shop: Creative Occasions
Chris Rux June 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Cary: Best Photography Studio: Kellwood Studios. Kelly is an awesome photographer and always open to new ideas. She works in all kinds of settings and especially loves to integrate your pets!
Daphne M July 02, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Best photography studio: Kellwood Studios. Kelly took beautiful pictures of my pregnant belly and later of my beautiful baby!
Lindsay Watrous Coats July 03, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Best hair salon: Scissor Happy Hair Studio (http://www.scissorhappyhair.com) Best cover band: Bad Day (http://www.baddayrocks.com)
Sin Van V July 03, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Best hair salon: Scissor Happy Hair Studio Best dance studio: Center Stage Dance Academy
Ed Sapeta July 03, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Hair Salon Chicago Street Best wine list Cucina Bella Best Dry Cleaner # 1 Cleaners Best Bank Citibank Online Best Place to get your car fixed Algonquin Tire Best Bargain Shopping Kohls Best Place to WalkHike Anyplace Along the Fox River Best Nachos On the Border Best outdoor dining Port Edward Best grocery store Jewel Best fried chicken Riverview Best late night snack place Chubby's Veterinarian Family Pet Care..Dr Mark is the Best Best place to buy produce Farmers Markets Best milkshake or smoothi Steak n Shake
robin massey July 03, 2012 at 04:43 PM
You need a best petcare category!
A. Swanson July 04, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Best hair salon Taylor Stevens Salon Best bank PNC bank Best restaurant village vintner winery and brewery Best clothing store smooch boutique Best breakfast Georgia's Best car dealer Rosen Hyundai Best realtor shirley Rockford century 21
Mike July 04, 2012 at 08:14 PM
wheres best tattoo category?!?! AREA 51 TATTOO.. downtown cl, hands down BEST!
Amanda July 05, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Best entertainment center Brunswick Zone XL!!
marc July 05, 2012 at 05:37 PM
The best mechanic.... Hands down Crosstown Auto in CL. 176 & 31. Tom and Dave are very friendly and knowlegeable. They will only charge you for what is quoted. if a job takes them longer for some reason you do not pay more. I have taken my cars in there and they always do a fantastic job.
Becky September 07, 2012 at 11:05 PM
You need to try NO LIMIT ARCADE. Algonquin Road one block west of Randall.


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