ChicagoNow's best posts of January, 2016

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 January, 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 four 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 January.
– 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:

Affirmed Mom: Packing up the past and moving forward with my son’s new name
From Hollywood to Ravenswood: A religious idea for our time
Interesting Chicago: Tough guy ain’t so tough
Mom, I Think I’m Poignant!: Clarke House, the oldest house in Chicago, is suddenly starting a new life and a lot
Ms. Crankypants and the City: How to prepare for the final conversation with a dying loved one: A chance encounter with grief
Nancy’s World: Stop the Stigma: Mental Illness is no Different from Physical Illness
One Cause At A Time: Open Letter to Governor Bruce Rauner
Soapbox Momma: Illinois doctors: why do you prescribe opiates like candy but you refuse to recommend medical marijuana?
The Urban Landlady: “Oh, you must be one of THOSE type of women…”
Windy City Cinema: Team Colors: This Year’s Oscars Controversy Trivializes Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

And the top five:

First place: The Urban Landlady: “Oh, you must be one of THOSE type of women…”
Second place: Ms. Crankypants and the City: How to prepare for the final conversation with a dying loved one: A chance encounter with grief
Third place: Affirmed Mom: Packing up the past and moving forward with my son’s new name
Third place: One Cause At A Time: Open Letter to Governor Bruce Rauner
Third place: Interesting Chicago: Tough guy ain’t so tough

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