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More than 50,000 books line the shelves at Elgin Books and Coffee, many available for 50% to 90% less than their cover prices. Visitors can wander through the chandelier-lit shop perusing classics, out-of-print texts, biographies, cookbooks, and many other types of published matter. An attached café offers an inviting space in which to sip java or tea and read.

209 E Chicago St
Elgin,
IL
US

Best Blinds Fox Valley’s professionally trained staff dresses windows in a variety of blinds, shades, and shutters from top-quality vendors, such as Hunter Douglas, Horizons, and Timber Blinds. During a complimentary in-home consultation, customers can select the color, style, and design of their desired window treatments, and a designer takes precise measurements to ensure an appropriate window-to-drapery ratio. A living-room or bedroom window can be covered in 2-inch TimberVue real-wood blinds ($99 for 36”x36” window, $129 for 48”x48” window) and a set of 2-inch premium faux-wood blinds ($81 for 36”x36” window, $109 for 48”x48” window) can inject warmth and a touch of budget-friendly elegance to the walls of your backyard tree house. Best Blinds Fox Valley’s aperture technicians also provide complimentary installation to expel any lingering questions about which side the blinds belong on and ensure customers receive protection under the manufacturer's lifetime warranty.

847 S Randall Rd
Elgin,
IL
US

So established is Circle K Midwest that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.

After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Fresh Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.

2455 South St
Elgin,
IL
US

When it comes to smartphones, there's a decent chance Mobile Trader can help with their care. Their teams of technicians repair them and unlock devices, or if their owners have tired of the devices, they can buy, sell, or trade them. Their expertise extends beyond phones; they can also fix wonky iPads.

183 Neutrenton Avenue
Elgin,
IL
US

As winter’s sinister chill seeks out homes to invade, Cool Operator Heating & Cooling Inc. deploys a troop of licensed technicians to awaken somnolent furnaces so that they may roar once more at peak levels of performance. A gas furnace left out in the cold during the summer months may be ill-prepared to punch the clock for a season’s worth of work, but technicians can capably get it up to speed with an annual system tune-up that tests a wide array of controls and mechanisms. Half-hearted heat anticipators and pressure regulators rekindle their joy for open flames, which spurt through freshly adjusted burners with renewed fervor. Fan and safety controls also get a thorough look-through to lessen the chances of future accidents and discourage burglarizing snowmen from ever shuffling into your toasty home.

1059 Larkin Ave
Elgin,
IL
US