ChicagoNow's best post of May, 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 May, 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 May.
- 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 on the Radar: What we're learning from suburban teen who hacked grading system: If at first you don't succeed, file, file a lawsuit
Conveniently Green: F*%k off, I'm trying to be Zen
Foreign Affairs: Children Edition: About that weight upon the shoulders of special needs parents
Gray Fedora Sports: My Son the Ballplayer
Inside Wrapper: Why My Adult Coloring Book Pissed Me Off
I've Got The Hippy Shakes: The neurosis of Melanoma
Life Imitates Heart: An open letter to anyone a little terrified about graduation
MBA Mom: What I am giving to my dying mother on her last Mother's Day
My Peace of Food: The day I donated my wedding dress
White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher: Don't culturally appropriate Cinco de Mayo or anything else

And the top five:

First place: Conveniently Green: F*%k off, I'm trying to be Zen
Second place: MBA Mom: What I am giving to my dying mother on her last Mother's Day
Third place: My Peace of Food: The day I donated my wedding dress
Third place: Life Imitates Heart: An open letter to anyone a little terrified about graduation
Third place: Gray Fedora Sports: My Son the Ballplayer

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