Little Village magazine issue 301: December 2021

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Welcome to the fourth annual Best of the CRANDIC issue! From Aug. 1-Sept. 30, Little Village readers cast their votes in more than 200 categories, from Best Library to Best Local Band, Best Bartender to Best Defender of Science, Most Unique Shop to Hardest Fightin’ Union. Voters had the option to explain their choices; the funniest, truest and most touching comments are included throughout this magazine. You can also find interviews with winners, photos, bonus prizes picked by Little Village staff and other fun stuff to celebrate the folks who got us through 2021.

Also inside: the comics and columns you know and love, plus reviews of local albums and books.

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