ChicagoNow's 20 best posts of August, 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 August, 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 August.
– 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 20 ChicagoNow posts:

Cheating Death: I choose the ‘Mother of Exiles’ over the President of Exclusion

Chicago’s Real Law Blog: In Memory Of My Friend John Arguello Who I Never Met

The Barbershop: Dennis Byrne, Proprietor: For those needing a reminder of what the Nazis did

Downsize, maybe! If You Don’t Love Your Neighbor, At Least Have Empathy

Dry it in the Water: The White House Seeks Advice, and I Oblige

Everything is Story Worthy: Inside That School

Hammervision: You’ve never watched Game of Thrones. Here’s your cookie.

I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes: Everyone supports solving homelessness until it reaches their backyard

Hot Dog Diaries: To My Heroin-Addicted Daughter on Her Birthday, with Love and Gratitude

I Got a Dumpster Family! The Day Our President Openly Supported White Supremacy

Interesting Chicago: Is Chicago’s real motto ‘Abattoir by Lake Michigan’

LitzyDitz: Special Needs Parenting: Leaving the Nest and the Long Exhale

My Peace Of Food: We’re doing it right: Divorce

No Wire Hangers, Ever: I Got a Pap and Mammogram Today. Most Action I’ve Seen in a While.

Pizza For Breakfast: Why Is Everything So Perfect?

Portrait of an Adoption: Jewish in America: Explaining to My Daughters That People Hate Them Who Have Never Met Them

Quilting Sewing Creating: How to fulfill a Quilter’s fantasies

Sex Positive Parent: Evangelical America, sex, and the end of day

The Urban Landlady: Top five phrases to get a landlady out of her knickers

The White Rhino: A Blog about Education and Latino Issues: Why a Chicago school voucher tax-credit program won’t ensure student success

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