ChicagoNow's 20 Best Posts of October, 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 October, here are the 20 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 October.
- 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.

Adventures of a Mom Entrepreneur: Parents, do you keep guns in your home?

The Chicago Board of Tirade: General John Kelly Sold his Soul to the Devil, Diminishing Himself and His Son's Memory

Chocolate Diapers: We Cannot Pray Away The Las Vegas Shooting

Comedians Defying Gravity: Comedy Store legend Lue Deck danced with Richard Pryor, surprised Steve Martin, filmed Robin Williams and that was just the beginning

Dry it in the Water: I Tried to Talk My Daughter Out of Losing a Tooth

Dutch Alien Lands in the U.S.: From #MeToo to #IHave, 15 public responses.

Everything's Political: On American Immigration

Getting Real: Chicago's Affordable Housing Quagmire About To Get Deeper

Hammervision: Screen-Free Mornings

I've Got The Hippy Shakes: The connection of homelessness, music and gratitude

Inside Wrapper: The Inconvenient Truth about Sexual Assault

Life Imitates Heart: Listen closely: I am not going to speak up

Little Merry Sunshine: The "Me Too" posts about sexual harassment and assault upset me at a visceral level

Medium Rare: Writing has a marketing problem

Mom, I Think I'm Poignant! One good thing about the idiotic Cook County sugar tax was this: the beginning of an education program on how we get fat and kill ourselves

Not Your Typical: SHOCKER: Even Strong, Sassy, and Smart Women Have Been Sexually Assaulted

No Wire Hangers, Ever: My Mom Has Been Dead 15 Years. And I Remember Every Waking Moment.

Opinionated Woman: Put the blame for sexual abuse where it belongs: on men

Quilting Sewing Creating: Me too posts on Facebook bring back memories

Uncommon Sense: What To Say – And Not To Say – To A Gold Star

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