ChicagoNow’s best posts of August, 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 August, 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 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:

Baby Sideburns: Camping is a great way to bond with your family especially if you all get murdered by an axe-murderer together
Cancer Is Not A Gift: Reaching out one more time
Dutch Alien Lands in the U.S.: iGorilla: There's an Ape for That. Live from Brookfield Zoo.
Dry it in the Water: Dear Guns,
Expat Mamma: Breaking the rules: What do you do when you feel you're being forced to vaccinate your child?
Mary Tyler Mom: The NRA's Mom Problem
My Spirited Girl: Dear teachers at my daughter's school, maybe I was wrong
Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus: Finally, a therapist I'm comfortable with
South of I-80: 8 Rules of Lasting Friendship (Or Why Friends Are Like a Little Black Dress)
The Social Butterfly Mom: Sorry, moms, but I don't believe in push presents

And the top five:

First place: Dry it in the Water: Dear Guns,
Second place: Cancer Is Not A Gift: Reaching out one more time
Third place: Dutch Alien Lands in the U.S.: iGorilla: There's an Ape for That. Live from Brookfield Zoo.
Third place: Expat Mamma: Breaking the rules: What do you do when you feel you're being forced to vaccinate your child?
Third place: My Spirited Girl: Dear teachers at my daughter's school, maybe I was wrong

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