ChicagoNow's best posts of December, 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 December, 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 five 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 December.
– 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:

Becoming Supermommy: Four Words That Will Help Me Save the World
Foreign Affairs: Children Edition: Christmas when you aren’t coming home
The Friendly Curmudgeon: Shirley Jackson Wrote Chick Lit from Hell, and It Was Unforgettable
Opinionated Woman: Despite what our president-elect says about them, journalists are the superheroes of 2016
Politics Now: Trump, Ryan, Obamacare and the reality of being sick
Small Graces: Advice from Charlie Trotter
Son of a Gun: Repossessing Christmas
Thoughts from the Couch: Think your school is prepared for the threat of gun violence? Don’t kid yourself, my friends.
Windy City Cinema: “Christine” and “Kate Plays Christine”: Two Very Different Takes on a Tragedy
Writing My Mind: Here’s my answer to an acquaintance who asked me how to not look like a racist

And the top five:

First place: Politics Now: Trump, Ryan, Obamacare and the reality of being sick
Second place: Thoughts from the Couch: Think your school is prepared for the threat of gun violence? Don’t kid yourself, my friends.
Third place: Son of a Gun: Repossessing Christmas
Third place: Writing My Mind: Here’s my answer to an acquaintance who asked me how to not look like a racist
Third place: Windy City Cinema: “Christine” and “Kate Plays Christine”: Two Very Different Takes on a Tragedy

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