A fourth-generation resident of Clear-Ridge (as Clearing and Garfield Ridge are most often referred to by residents), Rob Bitunjac is the manager of the Clearing Public Library and the president of the Clear-Ridge Historical Society.
- Best Child’s Pose
- Best Unsanctioned Street Gathering
- Best Deceptively Plentiful BBQ Sauce
- Best Not-Just-A-Barbershop
Jerrold “Just Flo” Anderson is a motivational hip-hop artist and speed painter living in Englewood. He specializes in poetry, rap, singing, live artistry, comedy improv, illustration, murals, and tattoos. His goal is to “create harmony and cultivate healing within my family, community, and throughout the world.” He has performed with local, indie, and major artists, including Nas and Rick Ross.
- Best Family That’s Not Really Your Family
- Best Church With A Manual Tracking Organ
- Best Diner That’ll Fix You Right Up After A Night Out
- Best Beautification Of A National Monument
Mike McMahon is a fourth-generation Pullman resident. His great-grandmother settled in Pullman in 1928. He is the president of the Historic Pullman Garden Club.
- Best Peaches and Herbie
- Best Soon-to-be-Irreversibly Altered Part of the Park District
- Best Vegetarian Burrito
- Best Ancestral Resurrection
- Best Barbecue to Tempt a Vegetarian With
Roman Villarreal is an artist and lifelong resident of South Chicago. He operates Under the Bridge, 10052 S. Ewing Ave.
- Las Mejores Cecinas Que Está Cerca (Best Cecinas That Are Close)
- El Mejor Iglesia Que Está Cerca (Best Church That Is Close)
- El Mejor Tienda Que Está Cerca (Best Store That Is Close)
Best of Gage Park? Meet mi Tita, Maria Lara
- Best Field-Side Seats
- Best Family Singalong
- Best Patio
- Best Affordable Drop-In Fitness Class
- Most Lovingly Curated Tire Shop
Ricardo Gamboa is a South Side artist, playwright, youth educator, and activist who has lived and worked in Pilsen since 1999. They are a member of Free Street Theater and the Southside Ignoramus Quartet, and the creator of the live radical news show The Hoodoisie. Their work exists outside of—and counter to—established cultural institutions and explicitly affirms the stories of Chicago’s Black and Latinx communities. Gamboa spoke with the Weekly about gentrifying forces in Pilsen and the many reasons why people fight so hard to keep them out.