ChicagoNow’s best posts of September, 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 September, 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:

The Acrimonious Clown: My Week in Washington - A Legal Marijuana State
Going for Gusto: Strength, courage and love at the end of the sidewalk
Going for Gusto: Not how the picture is supposed to develop
I Got a Dumpster Family!: The plight of the sensitive being
Old Single Mom: And then comes the time when our Mothers begin to pass away....
Quilting! Sewing! Creating!: Babies and life and death and love
Social Butterfly Mom: You DO want your kids to be unhappy, and here's why
Token Female: Zip-lining my way past fear
Ups And Downs of a Yoga Mom: Fair Oaks Farms reminded me the power of kindness
Waiting4Cubs: 50 years at Wrigley Field -- a family of vendors
Writing My Mind: Molly Glynn and the Rain

And the top five:

First place: Going for Gusto: Strength, courage and love at the end of the sidewalk and Not how the picture is supposed to develop
Second place: Writing My Mind: Molly Glynn and the Rain
Third place: I Got a Dumpster Family!: The plight of the sensitive being
Third place: Waiting4Cubs: 50 years at Wrigley Field -- a family of vendors
Third place: Social Butterfly Mom: You DO want your kids to be unhappy, and here's why

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