Blogapalooz-Hour XLI: "Write about a book or publication that is special to you or has had a big impact on your life"

On the last Wedneday of every month ChicagoNow bloggers participate in “Blogapalooz-Hour,” an optional writing exercise in which at a specific time a topic unknown to the bloggers is sent out. Whoever decides to partake must conceive, write and then publish a post exactly one hour later. The February, 2017 topic: “Write about a book... Read more »

ChicagoNow's best posts of January, 2017

Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best blog posts throughout ChicagoNow. Out of over 1,000 posts published during the month of January, here are the 10 judged to be the best. Thanks to everybody who created and submitted posts, and congratulations to the winners! To go back and read the last nearly... Read more »

ChicagoNow’s best gallery posts: January, 2017

<strong>Small Graces</strong>: <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/small-graces/2017/01/a-photo-gallery-of-animals-returning-to-the-earth/#image/1">A Photo Gallery of Animals Returning to the Earth</a></b>
Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best photo gallery blog posts. Here are the three judged to be the best photo gallery posts of January, 2017. Thanks to everybody who created galleries, and congratulations to the winners!
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Blogapalooz-Hour XXXX: “Write about the first time you felt like you were a grown-up”

On the last Wedneday of every month ChicagoNow bloggers participate in “Blogapalooz-Hour,” an optional writing exercise in which at a specific time a topic unknown to the bloggers is sent out. Whoever decides to partake must conceive, write and then publish a post exactly one hour later. The January, 2017 topic: “Write about the first... Read more »

Inauguration Day: Letters to President Trump from President Obama

It’s a longstanding tradition for the outgoing president to write a letter for the incoming president and leave it in the Oval Office for when the new president arrives. The letters that President Clinton and President George W. Bush left their successors were made public for the first time just this morning. The ChicagoNow blogging community took a shot... Read more »

ChicagoNow's best posts of December, 2016

Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best blog posts throughout ChicagoNow. Out of over 1,000 posts published during the month of December, here are the 10 judged to be the best. Thanks to everybody who created and submitted posts, and congratulations to the winners! To go back and read the last nearly... Read more »
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ChicagoNow's best gallery posts: December, 2016

<strong>Affirmed Mom</strong>: <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/affirmed-mom/2016/12/christmas-put-a-tree-up-without-crying/#image/1">My Life in Ornaments (or why I can't seem to put a tree up or take it down without crying)</a></b>
Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best photo gallery blog posts. Here are the three judged to be the best photo gallery posts of December, 2016. Thanks to everybody who created galleries, and congratulations to the winners!

ChicagoNow Holiday Blathering: Return of The Cold War

Well, the cold won. We can admit that. The sub-zero temperatures kept quite a few people away from ChicagoNow’s Holiday Blathering on Sunday, Dec. 18 but the brave souls who made it out to Skrine Chops in Forest Park enjoyed a wonderful evening.

Evening Blogapalooz-Hour XXXIX: "Write about things you once worried about but don't anymore."

Twice a month ChicagoNow bloggers participate in “Blogapalooz-Hour,” an optional writing exercise in which at a specific time a topic unknown to the bloggers is sent out. Whoever decides to partake must conceive, write and then publish a post exactly one hour later. The Evening December, 2016 topic: “Write about things you once worried about... Read more »
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Morning Blogapalooz-Hour VII: "Write about how you view money and/or the role it has played in your life."

Twice a month ChicagoNow bloggers participate in “Blogapalooz-Hour,” an optional writing exercise in which at a specific time a topic unknown to the bloggers is sent out. Whoever decides to partake must conceive, write and then publish a post exactly one hour later. The Morning December, 2016 topic: “Write about how you view money and/or the... Read more »