Chicago Now's Best Posts for June 2021

Every month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to choose the best blog posts throughout ChicagoNow.

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

Becoming Supermommy: The weight of the sky

The Beeronaut: Skeleton Key Brewery wrecked in Sunday’s tornadoes

Cheating Death: The faded sepia and black and white photographs are a century old, and I see myself in them

Chicago’s Art and Beer Scene: Color Carnival by Itee

Chicago Board of Tirade: Arizona John thinks that I have become unlikeable

Chicago Board of Tirade: New Rule: Bill Maher has to stop telling us America is a post-racial society

Chicago Weather Watch: Saturday Thunderstorm

Cosmic Chicago: How to See the Annular Solar Eclipse from Chicago

Go do Good: I Read the News Today, Oh-Boy!

Getting More from Les: The Good Die Young, but Memories Can Linger

I’ve Got the Hippy Shakes: It was a bad week for journalism in Chicago

Just Sayin’: Record Violence/Ho Hum/Renaming Lake Shore Drive Priority One/Did the City of Big Shoulders Wave the White Flag 

Kraft Brews Chicago: Alter Brewing Anchors the St. Charles Riverfront

Looking for the Good: Dreams never go away

Margaret Serious: Concurrences and dissents to verdicts on words by Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune

Medium Rare: That busted pew in the middle of an Arby’s

Mom, I Think I’m Poignant: One little story of what it was like to be a woman reporter 40 years ago (a pregnant one)

Opinionated Woman: A love letter to the Chicago Tribune writers and editors who’ve inspired me

The Quark In The Road: Uncle Joe has tea with Good Queen Bess II: a short verse

Show Me Chicago: Chicago Comics: MCA & Chicago Cultural Center exhibits take a serious look at the funnies


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  • Thanks, Margaret. And congratulations for making the list, too.
    I also want to congratulate my fellow winners. Quite a talented group, indeed. And well worth reading.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thanks and you're welcome. I had some good reading on the way to putting this out.

  • 3 or 4 dozen votes from me for "Arizona John," even though I didn't get a vote.

  • In reply to jack:

    Clever! Thanks for taking a look, Jack. Full disclosure: The nominations are made by each blogger (who wants to do so) selecting his or her best work and the best work by someone else during each month.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    You mean the copyist didn't take enough pride in what he copies to nominate himself?

  • Thank you, Margaret Serious! Great posts----and such a wonderful variety. Congratulations, everyone!

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    You're welcome. Thanks and congratulations for being part of the variety.

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