ChicagoNow's Best Posts of April, 2012

Each month, ChicagoNow asks its bloggers to submit one of their own posts and one from another blogger to select the best posts of the month. Here are the top 10 posts followed by our choices for the best of the best.

Ask Dr. Chill: Seven Reasons Why Cubs Fans Make Great Caregivers
Cheaper Than Therapy: My Walls are Beige
ChiU: Hijab For A Day
Chicago + Girl = Love: Souvenir for the Dying
Chicago Tough: The Sum of our Fears
Ex Posts Facto: Why You Should Expect the Very Best TODAY
Inside Chicago Improv: Why Improvisers Hate Cubs Fans
Lists That Actually Matter: Five Things You're Entirely Too Proud of Yourself for Doing
Trainspotting: From Teacher to Student: A Parent's Transition
When You Put It That Way: I sold my house but I don't want to move

Third place: Lists That Actually  Matter: Five Things You're Entirely Too Proud of Yourself for Doing
Why: This was not just a very funny and original post but the kind where you'll read it and say, "I know people who do ... oh, I do that."

Second place: Chicago + Girl = Love: Souvenir for the Dying
Why: Liz admits to getting "tired of being around old sick people." So she's the villain here? No, she's just being honest because it is hard and in the end does the right thing for the right reason. She wraps up the piece with a perfect powerful image.

First place: Ex Posts Facto: Why You Should Expect the Very Best TODAY
Why: Exavier really does want you to have a better life and uses his remarkable life's journey to help you get there. He writes beautifully, honestly and doesn't apologize for his transformational message of positivity.

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