ChicagoNow’s best posts of April, 2014

Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best blog posts throughout ChicagoNow. Out of roughly 1,500 posts published during the month of April, here are the five 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 2 1/2 years worth of winners go here and here.

Here are the rules:

- Bloggers may submit up to two posts: One of their own posts / One from any other ChicagoNow blog.
- The post must have been published during the month of March.
- We look at the quality of content, quality of writing, overall creativity, quality of headline and presentation.
- We don't consider how much traffic a post has received, reader comments, responses to reader comments or the number of Facebook "likes" or times a post is sent out on Twitter.

Without further ado, this month's top 10 ChicagoNow posts:

Alter Ego Maniac: 5 Reasons Why I Stopped Cosplaying
Chicago Then: Auschwitz: A day in hell, part two
Training the Wolf: Celebrate Earth Day: Kill An Animal And Eat It
Mary Tyler Mom: When Friendships End
Mom, I Think I'm Poignant Inaugurating a new throne at the Glessner House
Music Mom: Chief Keef and my son: a tale of two 18 year olds
My Spirited Girl: Why I wanted my daughter to repeat kindergarten
The New Abides: 10 things you should know about writing every day
Not For Jews Only: Saying Goodbye to Shirlee's Tree
Old Single Mom: Ehrmigah, you guys. I fell down, yesterday!

And the top five:

Third place: Chicago Then: Auschwitz: A day in hell, part two

Third place: Mary Tyler Mom: When Friendships End

Third place: Alter Ego Maniac: 5 Reasons Why I Stopped Cosplaying

Second place: The New Abides: 10 things you should know about writing every day

First place: Old Single Mom: Ehrmigah, you guys. I fell down, yesterday!

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