ChicagoNow's best posts of August, 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 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:

Aging and Changing: The empty nest is emptier when you’re a single parent
Comedy, Tragedy & Me: Bullied as a child now I am an insecure adult
Cubs Den: As Cubs battle for title, I have quietly been fighting a battle of my own
I Hate My Developer: I Can't Get A Second Chance But You Can Learn From My Experiences
Mad Love: Running Down a Dream
MBA Mom: Contrary to what you read in HuffPost, it really does matter if your child is gifted
Mostly Optimistic: Tapping into the Power of Humor
Retired in Chicago: Their first vote for president — and my 12th
That's Mental: A Letter to Myself When I’m Depressed
Very Terry: I want to go back to Fourth Grade and be a student in Mr. Reed's class

And the top five:

First place: Mad Love: Running Down a Dream
Second place: Mostly Optimistic: Tapping into the Power of Humor
Third place: Aging and Changing: The empty nest is emptier when you’re a single parent
Third place: Comedy, Tragedy & Me: Bullied as a child now I am an insecure adult
Third place: MBA Mom: Contrary to what you read in HuffPost, it really does matter if your child is gifted

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