ChicagoNow's Best Posts of December 2021

Every month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to determine the best writing that appeared on the site in the previous month.

Of the more than 500 posts appearing in December, here are the 20 judged to be the best.

Candid Candace Palmer House celebrates 150th anniversary and BROWNIES!

The Chicago Board of Tirade 2021 delivers a final reminder that climate change deniers are fools and liars

Chicago History Cop Goodbye and Thank You Anne Rice

Chicago Weather Watch Severe Weather 12-10-21

Comedians Defying Gravity The Time for “Vic & Paul & Dana’s Post-Pandemic Revue” is now! A Q&A with Vic & Paul

Cosmic Chicago Space Stories from My Christmas Tree

Getting More from Les There’s a Cream Cheese Shortage in New York City. Will Chicago be Loxed Out?

Getting Real The East Ukrainian Village Home Bought High and Sold Low

Go Do Good! Yes, Virginia – Even Dogs Have a Santa Claus!

Hammervision Top 10 Movies of 2021

I’ve Got the Hippy Shakes Mike Nesmith death at seventy-eight is a remembrance that there will not always be a next time

I’ve Got the Hippy Shakes The ten best albums from 1971

JUST SAYIN Defending Cops Against The “University of Hindsight” Graduates. Those Cold and Timid Souls Always get it right. Tribune Editorial Section 23 December

Looking for the Good Will the year 2022 be any better?

Margaret Serious ‘Grown up’ vs. ‘adulting’

Mysteries of Life Types of People you meet on Facebook Marketplace

Opinionated Woman One surprising — and yet not so surprising — thing you don’t know about ‘West Side Story’

The Quark in the Road Reflections on the Winter Solstice

Retired in Chicago Mom’s upcoming move to a nursing home

Writing My Mind My child’s school was on lockdown

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  • Thank you, Margaret Serious! Once again I am amazed at the talent and wonderful variety of this community. Well-done, everyone!

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    And also to you, Weather Girl. Your talented observations are a fine part of this community.

  • ‘Dziękuję’ (jen-koo-yea)

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Avec plaisir, mon ami. Thanks for another trip to the dictionary, or at least Google.

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