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Best of Chicago voting has ended

Winners will be announced in the March 18 Best of Chicago issue

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The polls are closed!

Best of Chicago voting ended at noon on February 8.

Winners will be announced in the March 18, 2021 special Best of Chicago 2020 issue. That issue hits the street on Wednesday, March 17, which is also when the results will be announced online at

In the meantime you can still review the finalists on the closed ballot below or see who won Best of Chicago in 2019.

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Things you should know about Best of Chicago voting:

• There are two rounds of voting for each category: open nominations and final on the top nominees for each individual Best of Chicago category. (Generally, there are five top nominees, more in the case of ties—or fewer if fewer nominations received.)

• We reserve the right to exclude any suspicious, abusive, or nonqualifying nominations or votes.

• Yes, you can vote for yourself, your friends, and for your and your friend's business.

• You can change your votes or vote in additional categories anytime before the polls close by coming back to this ballot and using the same e-mail address you used before. (Find the “Already Entered?” link at the top of the ballot if your e-mail address is not displayed.)

• Use #bestofchi on social media to spread the word!

Nominations: November 11-December 8
Bonus round of nominations: December 22-January 5, 2021
Voting: January 15, 2021-February 8, 2021
Best of Chicago issue: March 18, 2021