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

Cancer Is Not A Gift: Cancerversary: things you never unsee, words you never unhear
The Chicago Advocate: The 30 Most Beautiful Chicago Streets
Chocolate Diapers: Fantasy Football Is Distracting My Son From The Virginia Shooting
Confessions of a Coffeholic! Failure, a fashion accessory I can't throw away
Hammervision: 11 Lessons Learned From Seeing 50 New Movies This Summer
Interesting Chicago: The Rice Man Cometh
Margaret Serious: Patrick Kane and the sin of hero worship
There's a Bug In My Coffee: Why I refuse to feel guilty for being an imperfect mom
Spiritual Suckitude: The crazy, possibly life-changing thing that happened to my daughter at kids’ camp.
Tween Us: What parenting a 12-year-old is actually like

And the top five:

First place: Interesting Chicago: The Rice Man Cometh
Second place: Hammervision: 11 Lessons Learned From Seeing 50 New Movies This Summer
Third place: The Chicago Advocate: The 30 Most Beautiful Chicago Streets
Third place: Confessions of a Coffeholic! Failure, a fashion accessory I can't throw away
Third place: Margaret Serious: Patrick Kane and the sin of hero worship

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