ChicagoNow's best posts of July, 2015

Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best blog posts throughout ChicagoNow. Out of over 1,000 posts published during the month of July, 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 nearly four year's 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 June.
- 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 Armchair Cook: Why Peg Bracken's classic "I Hate To Cook Cookbook" is still relevant today
Chicago's Real Law Blog: Abusing women was cool in the 80's
Listing Beyond Forty: True stories of Chicago Police sexism and abuse of power
Mary Tyler Mom: Dividing Dad
Pimps, Preachers and Politicians: We Hold These Truths: An open-ended discussion
Quilting Sewing Creating: Why do you care if I am fat?
Shades of Gender: The Cross-dresser’s Challenge for Acceptance
SmallBizBlog: Why You Should Put Educational Material on Your Website
Uncommon Sense: I Dream of Afghanistan
Your Doubting Thomas: Struggling with Race and Identity in a Changing America

And the top five:

First place: Quilting Sewing Creating: Why do you care if I am fat?
Second place: Pimps, Preachers and Politicians: We Hold These Truths: An open-ended discussion
Third place: Listing Beyond Forty: True stories of Chicago Police sexism and abuse of power
Third place: Chicago's Real Law Blog: Abusing women was cool in the 80's
Third place: Your Doubting Thomas: Struggling with Race and Identity in a Changing America

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