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Home Depot

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It has decent goods necessary for all home improvement needs and a bit more... - Aug 22, 2020

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Menards

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I have been to several menards stores in the northwest suburbs and will probably... - Aug 22, 2020

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Lowe's

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Good location as well as product selection. - Aug 25, 2020

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John W Weiss Ace Hardware

1560 Waukegan Rd
Glenview, IL 60025 847-724-3444

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My wife and I frequent Weiss Ace Hardware because they carry a large selection... - Apr 30, 2021

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Menards

6301 W Oakton St
Morton Grove, IL 60053 847-966-1600

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I live 10 minutes away from 2 Home Depots and 1 Lowes but I still shop at Menard's... - Aug 25, 2020

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Millen Hardware

1219 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091 847-251-3060

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Great advice is always available. And they have everything I've ever... - Feb 10, 2021

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Ace Hardware

7230 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60656 773-763-7117

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Always good to call and see what they have in stock. - Aug 21, 2020

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Schroeder's Ace Hardware

837 S Westmore Meyers Rd #A-10
Lombard, IL 60148 630-629-0220

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They always have whatever I need. - Aug 22, 2020

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Palatine Ace Hardware

239 E Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067 847-358-8100

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Palatine Ace Hardware is now Mutual Ace Hardware - Mar 25, 2021

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Len's Ace Hardware

30 W Lake St
Addison, IL 60101 630-543-8882

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Has everything you could ever need. - Aug 15, 2020

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Lemoi Ace Hardware

1008 Davis St
Evanston, IL 60201 847-328-4900

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Local store with very knowledgable and helpful staff. Always get great advice.... - Feb 11, 2021

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Olson's Ace Hardware Park Ridge

700 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068 847-823-3188

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Nice neighborhood hardware store. - Aug 10, 2020

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Menards

6100 East Ave
Hodgkins, IL 60525 708-579-8030

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My husband had trouble finding some products lately some of the shelves were... - Aug 18, 2020

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La Grange Park Ace Hardware

900 E 31st St
La Grange Park, IL 60526 708-352-0666

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Very good service from employees! Great attitudes, also! - Jan 23, 2021

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Menards

2700 Lake Cook Rd
Long Grove, IL 60047 847-963-0558

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My favorite hardware store. - Jul 05, 2021

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Menards

6851 W 159th St
Tinley Park, IL 60477 708-633-0014

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Great selection and variety of products. Prices are good. - Nov 10, 2020

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Menards

715 Fort Hill Dr
Naperville, IL 60540 630-778-6710

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Sometimes it's hard to find staff who can help you. - Aug 24, 2020

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Home Depot

2000 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-792-9600

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Good go-to store for housing needs - Aug 20, 2020

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Ace Hardware

155 Peterson Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048 847-362-3340

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Whenever I need helpful advice, this Ace is the place. I also like the fact... - Apr 29, 2021

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Skokie Ace Hardware

5035 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 847-673-0700

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great personal focused service for every customer - Aug 12, 2020

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