ChicagoNow's best posts of January, 2015

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 January, 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 January.
- 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 Amazing, Affordable Adventures of Mama, Bunny, and Pip: I Am the Working Poor
Becoming SuperMommy: How Do You Know What Makes You Happy?
Dry it in the Water: We Are Calling to Inform You That All of Our Schools are On Lockdown
In FITNESS and In Health: An Open Letter to Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson--PLEASE STOP NOW!
Interesting Chicago: Compassion in the age of begging
I've Got The Hippy Shakes: The Face of Homelessness Isn't What You Think
Life: One Post at a Time: A Letter to the Sailor in the Song Brandy by Looking Glass
Red & Company: http://www.chicagonow.com/red-company/2015/01/the-one-gift-i-cant-give-my-son/
The Shiny Side: 10 Life Lessons From A Horse
Trans Girl at the Cross: Being Christian and Transgender - feeling caught in the middle.

And the top five:

First place: I've Got The Hippy Shakes: The Face of Homelessness Isn't What You Think
Second place: Interesting Chicago: Compassion in the age of begging
Third place: The Amazing, Affordable Adventures of Mama, Bunny, and Pip: I Am the Working Poor
Third place: Trans Girl at the Cross: Being Christian and Transgender - feeling caught in the middle.
Third place: In FITNESS and In Health: An Open Letter to Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson--PLEASE STOP NOW!

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