ChicagoNow's best posts of July, 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 July, 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 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 July.
- 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:

3 Writers in a Cafe Every Friday: Writing Toward Otherness: Why I Love Colum McCann and Hate the Term Historical Fiction
Cancer Is Not A Gift: Cancer does not make us (or John McCain) better people
Cheating Death: Making amends that are long overdue
Cubs Den: From the Cubs Den Staff: Remembering John
FutureSox: Pitchface: The window to the soul
I'm Not OK, Cupid: That Time I Performed Stand-Up Comedy for Mike Tyson and 400 Other People
Politics Now: 44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party
Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus: Thugs will not run me out of Chicago
Very Terry: A quiet display of friendship in the parking lot at Jewel
Vociferous Envoy: Happiness Is A Work In Progress

And the top five:

First place: Cubs Den: From the Cubs Den Staff: Remembering John
Second place: I'm Not OK, Cupid: That Time I Performed Stand-Up Comedy for Mike Tyson and 400 Other People
Third place: Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus: Thugs will not run me out of Chicago
Third place: FutureSox: Pitchface: The window to the soul
Third place: 3 Writers in a Cafe Every Friday: Writing Toward Otherness: Why I Love Colum McCann and Hate the Term Historical Fiction

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