ChicagoNow's best posts of June, 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 June, 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:

Chicago Wine: What wines does a Hamilton ticket buy?
From Hollywood to Ravenswood: Chicagoans remember victims of Orlando massacre in Boystown vigil Monday night
From the Ego of Steven: Cold Cream, Classical Music, and Carol Channing: My journey of breaking the rules of masculinity
Going For Gusto: Pregnancy after loss: Third trimester – the home stretch, again
I've Got The Hippy Shakes: Muhammad Ali, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and coming of age in 1970
Margaret Serious: Is this 2016 or '1984'? George Orwell was a prophet
Mom, I Think I'm Poignant! With all the Lucas Museum stuff going on these days, there seems to be one big thing missing: Lucas
Mysteries of Life: Father's Day finally has some meaning in my life
Opinionated Woman: Common sense gun laws. We have the power. We need to use it.
Retired in Chicago: No, I can’t return to work

And the top five:

First place: From the Ego of Steven: Cold Cream, Classical Music, and Carol Channing: My journey of breaking the rules of masculinity
Second place: Margaret Serious: Is this 2016 or '1984'? George Orwell was a prophet
Third place: Mysteries of Life: Father's Day finally has some meaning in my life
Third place: Going For Gusto: Pregnancy after loss: Third trimester – the home stretch, again
Third place: From Hollywood to Ravenswood: Chicagoans remember victims of Orlando massacre in Boystown vigil Monday night

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