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

Nominating, voting, and announcement of the winners will all take place at:

Find your section

Use these shortcut URLs to link or point directly to your Best of Chicago group of categories:

Arts & Culture:

Buy Local:


City Life:

Food & Drink:

Music & Nightlife:

Sports & Recreation:

In your campaigning on social media, remember to use the hashtag:


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Nomination round

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Twitter (Click to tweet):

Voting round

LinkedIn and Facebook:

Twitter (Click to tweet):


And don’t forget, if you’re interested in advertising online or in print during Best of Chicago nominating and voting and in our Best Of Chicago issue on April 6, you can find information at or email us directly at [email protected].

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For purposes of the Best of Chicago, “Chicago” may be generously interpreted as the Chicago area except where the category is specific to a city neighborhood or to the suburbs. We may at our discretion exclude any nominees we determine to be outside the Chicago area for their categories and we reserve the right to exclude any suspicious, abusive, or nonqualifying nominations or votes.

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