Survey: Help Make Us Better

Survey: Help Make Us Better

“Change is the only constant in life,” said Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher. This statement is also true in publishing. As you may know, Make It Better started as an online-only community resource and magazine dedicated to helping you make your life easier and better, as well as amplify your philanthropy and giving-back efforts. In other words,

Best of 2017 Winners!

Make It Better Best of 2017

For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations! Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of

Best of 2017: Kids

Best of 2017, Kids: Little Beans Cafe

Little Beans Cafe (Photos courtesy of each business.)

For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations! Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of

Best of 2017: Arts & Entertainment

Best of 2017, Arts & Entertainment: Ravinia

Ravinia Festival (Writers Theatre photo by Hedrich Blessing. All other photos courtesy of each business.)

For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations! Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of

Best of 2017: Shopping

Best of 2017, Shopping: North Shore Exchange

North Shore Exchange (Photo by Kathleen Page Photography. All other photos courtesy of each business.)

For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations! Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of

Best of 2017: Fitness & Recreation

Best of 2017, Fitness & Recreation: MyBody Complex

MyBody Complex (Photos courtesy of each business.)

For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations! Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of

Best of 2017: Celebrations

Best of 2017, Celebrations: Mira Couture

Mira Couture (Photos courtesy of each business.)

For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations! Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of

Best of 2017: Pets

Best of 2017, Pets: The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot (Prairie Wolf Dog Park photo by Erica Barraca. All other photos courtesy of each business.)

For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations! Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of

Best of 2017: Dining

Best of 2017, Dining: Shake Shack

Shake Shack (Photo by Evan Sung. Additional photos courtesy of each business.)

For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations! Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of

Survey: Help Make Us Better

Survey: Help Make Us Better
By Susan B. Noyes

Make It Better Best of 2017

Best of 2017 Winners!
By Make It Better

Best of 2017, Kids: Little Beans Cafe

Best of 2017: Kids
By Anna Carlson

Best of 2017, Arts & Entertainment: Ravinia

Best of 2017: Arts & Entertainment
By Anna Carlson

Best of 2017, Shopping: North Shore Exchange

Best of 2017: Shopping
By Anna Carlson

Best of 2017, Fitness & Recreation: MyBody Complex

Best of 2017: Fitness & Recreation
By Rebeca Ballesteros

Best of 2017, Celebrations: Mira Couture

Best of 2017: Celebrations
By Rebeca Ballesteros

Best of 2017, Pets: The Barking Lot

Best of 2017: Pets
By Anna Carlson

Best of 2017, Dining: Shake Shack

Best of 2017: Dining
By Julie Chernoff