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It’s time to decide the Best of Chicago 2020!

Nominate, vote—and start promoting!

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Voting happens in two stages.

First: Nominate your favorite local people, places, and businesses. The four most popular nominations in each category will make it to the second round: a multiple-choice ballot to choose the Best of Chicago!

Do you, your local business, or other local favorite deserve be honored as the Best of Chicago? Find the category or categories where you or your favorites qualify: Nominate, vote—and start promoting!


Nominations: Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at noon CST until Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST

Final Voting: Friday, January 15, 2021, at noon CST until Monday, February 8, 2021 at noon CST.

Winners will be announced with the Reader issue of March 18—online and in print.


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