ChicagoNow’s best posts of October, 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 October, 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 October.
- 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 Canny Nanny: Things I Never Thought I'd Have To Say To Kids
Cut Out Kid: When Rogue Wave Met Bob Odenkirk For Chicago x 12
Everything is Story Worthy: They Call Me Mom
Future Sox: How We Evaluate Prospects
Getting Real: My Family's Unfortunate Experience With The Dallas Hospital That Dropped The Ebola Ball
Hammervision: I am neglecting my first child
Hockey Noob: Seven Reasons Why You Should be a Goalie
Ms. Crankypants and the City: How are you going to spend your 168 hours this week? A quick priority check
Running With a Book Cart: Having a baby shower without my mother
Spiritual Suckitude: How to be good enough.

And the top five:

First place: Future Sox: How We Evaluate Prospects
Second place: Hammervision: I am neglecting my first child
Third place: The Canny Nanny: Things I Never Thought I'd Have To Say To Kids
Third place: Everything is Story Worthy: They Call Me Mom
Third place: Ms. Crankypants and the City: How are you going to spend your 168 hours this week? A quick priority check

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