ChicagoNow's best posts of April, 2016

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 April, 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 April.
- 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:

Bend Into Shape: Five Realizations On The Way Down
Burwood Banter: Forget the Math: '96 Bulls Were Better
Dutch Alien Lands in the U.S.: The story of our foster child ~ It doesn't always end the way you hoped it would.
Expat Mama: How far we have come: Autism and Birthday Parties
Hot Dog Diaries: The Hot Dog I Almost Had with Jim Harrison
Inside Wrapper: Ten Things Not To Do in Local Yokel Baseball
MBA Mom: The Clinic, a post for National Infertility Awareness Week
No Wire Hangers, Ever: You Want To Put What Where? People Are Not Happy With Target's Bathroom Policy.
Quilting Sewing Creating: My Mom died of Ovarian cancer because she wanted to smell good
Very Terry: If This Dinner Table Could Talk Oh, the Stories She Would Tell

And the top five:

First place: Dutch Alien Lands in the U.S.: The story of our foster child ~ It doesn't always end the way you hoped it would.
Second place: Bend Into Shape: Five Realizations On The Way Down
Third place: MBA Mom: The Clinic, a post for National Infertility Awareness Week
Third place: No Wire Hangers, Ever: You Want To Put What Where? People Are Not Happy With Target's Bathroom Policy.
Third place: Quilting Sewing Creating: My Mom died of Ovarian cancer because she wanted to smell good

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