Updates from the 217

Presenting the Best of the 217 winners
Presenting the Best of the 217 winners

In the magazine and online at Bestofthe217.com, we present 332 winners in 222 categories, for a total of 444 awards.

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Blain's Farm & Fleet

Located near Champaign, IL, St. Joseph, IL, Mahomet, IL and Rantoul, IL, the Urbana Farm & Fleet store opened in 1978.

Everyday Kitchen

Modern comfort cuisine, highlighting the seasons and bounty of the region. Love what you eat at Everyday Kitchen.

Lodgic Kids Camp

Flexible childcare to fit your needs, on your schedule, with extended morning, evening and weekend hours.

Common Ground Food Co-Operative

We’re a full service, cooperatively owned grocery store, which means we’re owned by members of the community (like you!...

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i3 Broadband

i3 Broadband is a local company that delivers television and up to 1 gig high speed internet to home networks with superior customer service. Customers can have the bandwidth and download speed to connect, stream video, and play online games.

Christie Clinic

Physician-owned, multi-specialty group medical practices in Illinois, but our approach to meeting your health care needs is simple.

Classic Granite and Marble

Classic Granite and Marble, in Champaign Illinois, is the area's leading countertop company proudly serving all of Central Illinois.