ChicagoNow's best posts of July, 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 July, 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 3 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 July.
- 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:

Chi-Town Mommy Mayhem: The day I received a hate letter
Chocolate Diapers: Anti-Semitism Is Making Me One Angry and Unpleasant Parent
Cubs Den: The importance of logic, objective measurements and playing the odds in Cubs decision making process
Getting Real: The Trick To Getting The Cook County Homeowner Property Tax Exemption After Buying A Home
Life: One Post At A Time: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Have We Become Numb?
No Wire Hangers, Ever: If Only They Had Lived
Spiritual Suckitude: Hot feminist? Depends on how you define "hot."
So You Have A Girlfriend: Beautiful Answer: Asking People Their Advice for Life
South of I-80: 5 MORE Reasons Modern Parenting is in Crisis
Uncommon Sense: I Miss Me

And the top five:

Third place: Chi-Town Mommy Mayhem: The day I received a hate letter
Third place: So You Have A Girlfriend: Beautiful Answer: Asking People Their Advice for Life
Third place: Spiritual Suckitude: Hot feminist? Depends on how you define "hot."
Second place: Cubs Den: The importance of logic, objective measurements and playing the odds in Cubs decision making process
First place: Uncommon Sense: I Miss Me

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