ChicagoNow's best posts of December, 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 December, 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 December.
- 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:

I Hate My Developer: Becoming The Help
Mom, I Think I'm Poignant! Jack Simmerling: before he died, he made sure he'd live in the Gilded Age forever
Open Heart Blog: My R-rated Life
Parental Venting Machine: Smoking weed, social media, and cutting: Confessions of a modern day 7th grader
Quark in the Road: The Death of a Squirrel
Running With A Book Cart: The Milk Crate
Tween Us: My version of a Chrismtas mircale: My tween decided to visit Santa after all
Where the Beer and Whiskey Flow: A dog of a law in Homer Glen
The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher: On Our Lady of Guadalupe and manhood for my 9-year-old son
Your Doubting Thomas: If Charles Barkley’s an Uncle Tom, then America is not ready for a real discussion on race

And the top five:

First place: Open Heart Blog: My R-rated Life
Second place: Parental Venting Machine: Smoking weed, social media, and cutting: Confessions of a modern day 7th grader
Third place: Quark in the Road: The Death of a Squirrel
Third place: The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher: On Our Lady of Guadalupe and manhood for my 9-year-old son
Third place: Your Doubting Thomas: If Charles Barkley’s an Uncle Tom, then America is not ready for a real discussion on race

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