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Make your nominations for the Best of Chicago 

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We know you love Chicago—now tell us why! Nominate your favorite people, places, and things in this city. The top five nominees in each category will face off in the final Best of Chicago ballot voting beginning in January, and winners will be announced in the Reader's special Best of Chicago issue and online in March 2021.

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Things you should know about Best of Chicago nominations and voting:

• There are two rounds: open nominations and a final voting round on the top five nominees for each individual Best of category.

• Nominate now through Friday, December 8.

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

• It's the Best of CHICAGO. Evanston? Probably close enough. Naperville? No way. (Don't worry, suburbs, we do have categories for you.)

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

• Please enter the official or best-known name of the person or establishment you're nominating.

• You can update your nominations throughout open nominations period 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
Voting: January 15, 2021-February 8, 2021
Best of Chicago issue: March 18, 2021

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