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Best of Chicago: Vote now! 

Cast your ballot in our poll before voting ends at noon on February 8.

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The nominations have been made, now it's time to pick the Best of Chicago!

The choices in each ballot category are the top nominees from an earlier nominating round.

Seven categories were themselves the top nominees for the nominating category “Best ballot question we should have included but didn’t.” The choices in those categories are the top nominees from a bonus round of nominations.

Voting will run until noon on Monday, February 8, and winners will be announced in the Chicago Reader's special Best of Chicago issue (March 18) and online.

Ten lucky voters will be randomly selected to win a Chicago Reader Swag Bag from the Reader Store with a book from the Best of Reader writing series, a Reader Recipes book, coloring book, reporter's notebook, and a hat—all in a Reader tote.

Nominated? Click here to get an enhanced listing! (PDF).

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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.

• 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

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