Chicago Now’s 20 best posts of January 2021

Chicago Now’s 20 best posts of January 2021

Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best blog posts throughout ChicagoNow.

Out of more than 500  posts published during the month of January, here are the 20 judged to be the best.



Academic Ink-lings: Analyze this: the convergence between fairy tale villains, Disney thugs, and Donald J. Trump

Becoming SuperMommy: The end

Becoming SuperMommy: A eulogy for my husband, Michael Thomas Grover

Becoming SuperMommy: Gifts from my Husband

Cheating Death: There are personal decisions we make to preserve our integrity such as not going to a Cubs game while the Ricketts family owns the team.  (Or cutting my head off before laying it on a My Pillow)

Chicago Weather Watch: Midwinter reverie

Cut Out Kid: Mike Walsh crumpled my 1989 official Brewers program

Getting More From Les: This blog has decided to dump the Trump

Getting Real: How the Chicago luxury home market really compares to the suburbs

Go Do Good: When You Build it… They Won’t Come till You Build It Again

I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes: Fifty years later, Joni Mitchell will still make you feel “Blue”

Mom, I Think I’m Poignant!: I was born on either December 25 or 26. Who cares? Social Security, Comcast and my mom, for starters

Opinionated Woman: How a horde of numskull, violent, traitorous terrorists may have done us a favor

Opinionated Woman: How to find happiness going through the eye of a needle

The Quark In The Road: “I do not like thee, Mr.Pence”: a hymn of dispraise

Retired in Chicago: Do what makes you happy

Spiritual and Physical Wellness: Keep your brain healthy

Star Gazing: Words of Wisdom

Very Terry: Cats can have nine lives, Tino had ten

Where Are We Going So Fast?:  “Be safe” — what we’re really saying when we say this


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  • Thank you, Margaret Serious, for posting the January Best Posts!
    Such a wonderful variety of blogs we have on ChicagoNow. And such good writing. Well-done, everyone!

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    My pleasure, Weather Girl. Congratulations to you and the other winners.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Congratulations, Margaret! For putting this together, and your wonderful posts, too.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Thank you. It was good to learn to do it.

  • Hi Margaret,
    Are you going to oversee this now for Matt?
    Thank you for taking the time to put this together for ChicagoNow.
    Stay warm.

  • In reply to Very Terry:

    Hi, you're welcome, and congratulations, Terry. Yes, it looks like I'll be doing this going forward.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    I don't know how official this is, but one thing I noted is that those by the professional politicians and pundits did not make it. The amateurs, who wrote such blogs as Les, Opinionated Woman, and The Quark deservedly did.

  • In reply to jack:

    Thank you for the noticing, Jack. It is the result of nominations from Chicago Now writers.

  • In reply to jack:

    Thanks, Jack, for your generous assessment.

  • Thanks, Margaret. I had no idea I made the list. I am honored to be in the company of such wonderful writers.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    You're most welcome. I was glad to be asked to take care of the list this time.

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