The next step of the GNR process is vitally important: discussion. Since GNRs are based entirely on what is written about them on LTHForum, we depend on LTHers to research the nominees, to check them out and write out their thoughts, be they good, bad or indifferent. Your (collective) posts about a given nominee, whether on the nominating thread or elsewhere on the board, are the deciding factor in awarding a GNR.
To that end, I've created a Google Map with all the nominees on it, and links to the nomination thread. Feel free to use this resource to plan your lunches and dinners for the next few weeks: you will note that current nominees cover Chicagoland pretty thoroughly, so no matter where you go, you should find a nominee nearby.Nominee Google Map