Arlington Heights a big winner in Readers' Choice contest

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/14/2016 10:15 PM
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  • Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, left, accepts the Best Place to Live award on behalf of the village during the Daily Herald Readers' Choice Best of the Best Awards event Thursday at Pearl Banquets in Roselle. Ben Stone of the Daily Herald presented the award.

      Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, left, accepts the Best Place to Live award on behalf of the village during the Daily Herald Readers' Choice Best of the Best Awards event Thursday at Pearl Banquets in Roselle. Ben Stone of the Daily Herald presented the award. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Frank Bonanno of Salt Creek Golf Club, left, and Matthew Ellmann of the Wood Dale Park District chat during the Daily Herald Readers' Choice Best of the Best Awards event Thursday at Pearl Banquets in Roselle.

      Frank Bonanno of Salt Creek Golf Club, left, and Matthew Ellmann of the Wood Dale Park District chat during the Daily Herald Readers' Choice Best of the Best Awards event Thursday at Pearl Banquets in Roselle. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Dr. Jordan Kalcheim talks with friends Thursday during the Daily Herald Readers' Choice Best of the Best Awards event at Pearl Banquets Thursday.

      Dr. Jordan Kalcheim talks with friends Thursday during the Daily Herald Readers' Choice Best of the Best Awards event at Pearl Banquets Thursday. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Josh Rockett and Marilyn Maurella of Feed My Starving Children chat at the Daily Herald Readers' Choice Best of the Best Awards event Thursday at Pearl Banquets in Roselle.

      Josh Rockett and Marilyn Maurella of Feed My Starving Children chat at the Daily Herald Readers' Choice Best of the Best Awards event Thursday at Pearl Banquets in Roselle. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Arlington Heights had a lot to celebrate Thursday night at the Daily Herald Readers' Choice Best of the Best Awards.

Village President Tom Hayes was on hand to accept awards for Arlington Heights in categories where readers put them at the top of the list.

Arlington Heights was named the Best Place to Live and also reaped honors for Best Downtown Atmosphere, Best Library, Best Park District, Best Fourth of July Parade and Best Community Festival, among others.

Nearly 32,000 votes were counted in this year's online contest.

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