The chili dog ($3.75) at Irving’s For Red Hot Lovers, 3207 Lake Ave., Wilmette, features high-quality chili and a spicy, smoked hot dog. Eric DeGrechie/22nd Century Media
The turkey chili is homemade and sold in three sizes at The Grand, 341 Hazel Ave., Glencoe. Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media
The chili cheddar fries from U Dawg U ($4.65) is a filling side consisting of crinkle-cut french fries, beef and bean chili, and dollops of Merkts cheddar cheese. Jacqueline Glosniak/22nd Century Media
This vegetarian chili is a family recipe and incorporates bulgar wheat, fresh vegetables and beans for a unique and tasty flavor. The chili is topped with swiss cheese, chopped scallions and sour cream. Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media
Drumstix’s Cowboy Chili ($7.95) is served with grass-fed ground black Angus lean beef and topped with cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream. Martin Carlino/22nd Century Media
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The chili includes ground beef, bell peppers and cheddar cheese with plenty of additional options at Potato Creek Johnny’s, 1850 Waukegan Road, Glenview.
The award-winning chili ($3.99 for a cup, $5.99 for a crock) at The Silo in Lake Bluff is made with beef, spices, onions and beans and is topped with melted cheddar cheese and served with tortilla chips. Alyssa Groh/22nd Century Media
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Some like it spicy, some like it more bland, some like it on top of a hot dog or fries, and some prefer it with a cornbread side.