ChicagoNow's best posts of September, 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 September, 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 five 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 September.
- 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:

Becoming Nikki Lynette: I Quit: Why I stopped taking my depression and anxiety meds
Comedians Defying Gravity: Why I have Roseanne's pumpkin seeds
Downsize, Maybe: Held Hostage for Headphones, Swedish Style
Dry It In The Water: How A Tiny Book Made Me Feel Special
I Got A Dumpster Family! When Someone Tells You They Cannot Afford Something, Be Kind
Listing Beyond Forty: I remember we used to forget
No Wire Hangers, Ever: Moms vs. Dads: Morning Addition
Planet Michelle: Saying goodbye to a house - and its ghosts
The Relationship Diva: Why holding hands should make you feel special
Running With A Book Cart: Being a mentally ill mother

And the top five:

First place: Becoming Nikki Lynette: I Quit: Why I stopped taking my depression and anxiety meds
Second place: Listing Beyond Forty: I remember we used to forget
Third place: Downsize, Maybe: Held Hostage for Headphones, Swedish Style
Third place: Running With A Book Cart: Being a mentally ill mother
Third place: Planet Michelle: Saying goodbye to a house - and its ghosts

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