Window Genie’s insured, uniformed technicians start a three-step cleaning process by scraping away dirt and debris, then washing panes with biodegradable, home-safe products that are designed to be gentle on fabrics and flooring. Next they will remove 99.9% of the water before wiping window edges and sills, leaving them cleaner than whistles that have spent the last hour in the dishwasher.
All jobs are backed by a streak-free guarantee, which promises that crews will return within 24 hours to fix any issues customers report. In addition to window-cleaning services, Window Genie technicians can install custom wood blinds and window shades, affix gutter-protection systems, and pressure wash home exteriors and sidewalks.
Back to Bed is a trusted source for sound sleep, growing from a single store in 2000 to a mattress empire with more than 45 locations across the Chicagoland area. Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses await rigorous testing at each of their show rooms, where sleep-savvy employees can help shoppers determine if they're more suited to a firm or soft mattress or to creamy or chunky peanut butter. Back to Bed also induces relaxation in a nonhorizontal form with a selection of plush massage recliners and Human Touch's Perfect Chair, which cradles bodies in a muscularly neutral position.
At Studio B, Bettinardi Golf technicians assist players of all ages and skill levels — including such pro athlete clients as St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle, and PGA Tour player Brian Gay — in acquiring the signature one-piece milled putter best suited to their stature and style. The experience commences with a 45-minute putter fitting in the lounge-style studio, where skillful staff members draw on both the precision analysis of a four-camera laser system and the arbitrations of the oracle at Delphi to unite players with the perfect short-game club. Customers then select a BB Series Bettinardi putter to take home and incorporate into their green jockeying, whether they prefer the classic design and plumber’s neck of the BB1 or the BB33’s pear-shaped mallet. With putter in hand, customers can outfit themselves for the fairway with their choice of a hat and a towel, useful for cleaning implements before teeing off and for improvising a bullfighter's cape to goad stalled golf carts.
The job of a naturopath is to root out the underlying causes behind health conditions and to improve the body's ability to heal itself. At Illinois Organics, holistic practitioner Kimberly Schiffer does this by enlisting a range of nonmedical services to assess and improve health, from measuring nutritional deficiencies to developing weight-loss programs. Kimberly's holistic solutions work to treat conditions as wide-ranging as low self-esteem, depression, and hyperactivity. In line with this mission, Illinois Naturopathy & Holistic Nutrition offers organic produce, including 30–50 different items each week, to boost overall health and reduce the instances of people foraging in their neighbors' vegetable patches.
From a single shop opened in 1978, Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics curates a selection of new monthlies, graphic novels, manga, games, and action figures in four hotspots. Colorful characters from mainstream and independent publishers fill the pages of new issues ($2.99+) and graphic-novel collections, such as The Amazing Spider-Man: Big Time ($10) or Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant ($17.95). Text-based novels recount tales of pulp vigilantes such as the Green Hornet ($15.15) and Zorro ($13.55), and 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography ($13.50) illustrates the spiritual leader’s life story with Japanese-style black-and-white art. Gamers can pick up a Don Quixote board game and join the valiant fight against alternative-energy sources depicted in Cervantes’s novel ($26.21).
Since establishing themselves as one of Chicago’s leading mattress specialty stores back in 1983, The Bedding Experts remain a trusted source of brand-name bedding backed by extended warranties. Their showrooms across the nation are filled with models from Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, and Stearns & Foster, many of which are constructed with modern technologies such as memory foam and reduced-motion coils. Shoppers can also accessorize their mattresses with bed frames, pillows, mattress covers, and under-bed forcefields that repel hiding monsters. Deliveries often happen the same or next day—including evening and weekend service—with teams often taking old mattresses and frames with them when they leave. If customers find their mattress at a lower price within 60 days of purchase at one of the store's local competitors, The Bedding Experts team will refund the difference.