ChicagoNow's best posts of April, 2017

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 six 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:

Comedians Defying Gravity: Talking with Rita Rudner about the science of comedy, her record-breaking career and her upcoming Skokie appearance
From Overalls To Stilettos: Are you raising a bully and you don't even know it?
Health Care Mythologies: Why I Hate Ravinia
Interesting Chicago: Lives do not matter in Chicago
Listing Beyond Forty: Does losing weight count less if you weren't fat enough before?
Little Merry Sunshine: I thought I was practicing mindfulness, but I wasn't mindful enough
Medium Rare: It's a great time to be a writer. Kind of.
My Peace of Food: Spring cleaning, empty boxes and filling them with care
No Wire Hangers, Ever: Growing Up In Violence Part One: Liam's Story
Your Doubting Thomas: My Jerry McGuire Moment: Are you living your dream—or deferring it?

And the top five:

First place: Health Care Mythologies: Why I Hate Ravinia
Second place: Your Doubting Thomas: My Jerry McGuire Moment: Are you living your dream—or deferring it?
Third place: Comedians Defying Gravity: Talking with Rita Rudner about the science of comedy, her record-breaking career and her upcoming Skokie appearance
Third place: Interesting Chicago: Lives do not matter in Chicago
Third place: No Wire Hangers, Ever: Growing Up In Violence Part One: Liam's Story

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