For almost a half-century, the industrious staff at Skokie Valley Laundry and Cleaners has excavated stains and grime from garments and various household items. An environmentally friendly dry-cleaning process unearths soil from apparel, and each location boasts an on-site seamstress who can, upon request, repair rips and tears sustained during Incredible Hulk impersonations. The cleaning crew welcomes household items such as draperies, rugs, and pillows, and table and bed linens receive a careful hand-finish with each cleanse. Executive shirts also entail a special finishing process, which includes embroidering resumes inside the sleeve for impromptu job interviews. A fleet of drivers navigates the pick-up and drop-off schedule, and doorstep service is available for those who are unable to greet drivers personally.
A full-service tailor and dry cleaner, Tanya Tailor keeps garments clean and tackles tailoring projects from simple hem adjustments to made-to-measure suits and gowns. The team of seamstresses is also skilled in household fabrics, creating custom window treatments and bedding, or reupholstering worn-out furniture.
Lakeview Cleaners & Mike's Cleaners partner up to thoroughly scour and press garments onsite. Their clothes-minded staffers take pride in paying attention to detail: every item gets a careful spot cleaning, and they can even launder specialty items such as wedding dresses or space suits. Optional same-day service quickly reunites items and owners before they’re forced to spend a night apart.
Image’s delivery and pickup drivers combine forces with professional cleaners and seamsters to remove dirt and wear from clothes and eliminate hassles from dry cleaning. After arranging pickup via telephone, garment chauffeurs arrive at homes, residential buildings, and office high rises to taxi sullied suits and depressed dresses to the cleaners for a spruce up or coordinated-outfit counseling. A thorough chemical cleansing purges grit and stains from delicate sweaters ($5.30+) and dresses ($10.95+), with special care taken to preserve bridal gowns or leather attire. Steamers and shapers restore crisp lines to suits ($10.55), and starch reeducates slouching dress shirts to rigid formality ($5+). Comforters ($14.95+) shed dirt, dust, and bad dreams, returning to owners full of warm thoughts to keep away the night’s chill. The cleaners give each item a thorough inspection both before and after purification, noting stains, tears, and missing buttons in order to inform owners and preempt further damage. Once the arrayed attire passes muster, it hops back into one of Image’s wagons for a brief joyride back to its closet of origin.
Since Dr. Julie Klarich has 35 years of field experience, she's had time to develop a repertoire that draws from chiropractic, naprapathy, Chinese medicine, and massage treatments. Under her direction, the licensed massage therapists at Ability HealthCare soothe physical aches, mental stress, and funny bones that aren't in the mood to laugh with a variety of therapeutic and relaxing bodywork techniques. Dr. Klarich's staff also targets digestive complaints, headaches, and menopause with a holistic approach that relies on herbal remedies, which clients can purchase from the in-house store.