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196. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

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I’m so excited about this week’s mystery photo that I can hardly contain myself. It’s a little different this week, because this is not a picture that I took. And this photo was not taken in Barrington. But, the man in this photo will be in the Barrington area next week. He’s famous and he’s famously handsome. More clues and the winner of last week’s contest in just a minute, but first, here’s our new mystery photo of the week.

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OK, so this may be totally obvious to you if you’re a superfan. And, if you’re a superfan, I’m not going to reveal how you can meet him, yet. I’ll give you the details you need to find out in just a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago my babysitter drew the winning name and it is…

Evelyn Gasher Wins Guess Where Wednesday

Shoe Repair and Dye in Barrington, IllinoisThanks for your guess and congratulations, Evelyn. I’ll be emailing you this afternoon with details about how to receive your $25 gift card good at any shop in the Ice House Mall. Click HERE to view last week’s photo and to see all of the guesses. I took the picture of the neon shoe sign outside Barrington Shoe Service at 113 South Hough Street in Barrington.  The shoe repair business has been at that location for 60 years.  We’ll be writing about the current owner, Leon, in the coming days here at  He moved to the US from the Ukraine in 1979 and has been running the Barrington Shoe Service for the past ten years. He has an interesting story which I’m looking forward to sharing.

This Week’s Prize

For the first time ever, this week’s prize is tied to the current mystery photo. If you can guess who this mystery man is, you will receive something very special, autographed for you by the mystery man himself. That’s all I can say about the prize but, trust me, it’ll be something you’ll want to show off to all of your friends.

Here’s how it works:

  • You can submit your guesses about where today’s mystery photo was taken in the comments area for this post.
  • You have until midnight on Friday to submit your guess.
  • The following Wednesday, we’ll draw a name, reveal the winner at and contact the winner with instructions about receiving the prize of the week.
  • Only one guess per person is allowed.
  • Only guesses posted here on this website, not on Facebook or Twitter, will be entered into the weekly drawing.
  • Your email address must be valid, so we can contact you if you win.

Your Two Clues:

  1. Some would call him one of the sexiest men alive and he’s best served on ice
  2. His name’s not Stanley and his helmet hides his dashing good looks


If you want to find out how you can meet our mystery man in person, he’ll be signing autographs at a particular shop next Tuesday night at Deer Park Town Center.  I’ll be writing about his appearance this weekend at, but to learn more now, call 847- 540-8600, ask them which famous athlete will be there next week and tell them Liz at told you to call.  They’ll give you all of the details.  So I guess this week’s contest is sort of a scavenger hunt, too.  But, trust me, you’ll be happy you made the call.

There you go! All you have to do is SUBMIT YOUR GUESS IN THE “COMMENTS” BOX BELOW. If you’ve guessed in our previous contests, please feel free to participate again this week! This contest is our way of saying thanks for regularly visiting We’re also working on finding more great prizes for future “Guess Where Wednesdays”. If you would like to offer one of our upcoming “Guess Where Wednesday” prizes, please drop me a note at Good luck with your guessing and here’s one more look at this week’s Mystery Photo.

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13 responses to 196. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

  1. Hi Liz,

    After a few weeks break, I thought that I’d jump in again!!

    This is Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks!! Dashing, I might add!!


    • Congratulations, Courtney. You won our “Guess Where Wednesday” mystery photo contest and Patrick Sharp’s autograph on a commemorative tin of Chicago Blackhawks popcorn!!! I’ll be in touch with details. Thanks for guessing and we hope you’ll guess again, Liz

    • DUDE! It’s not Josh Berkson. Nice try, though 😉 Keep those guesses coming!

  2. This week’s “Guess Where Wednesday” is Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks.

    He’s a great player and he’s got a Basset Hound named “Shooter!”

    Cathy Trawinski

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