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The small victory of the single seat on the el train

Without it, riding the subway would be even worse than it already can be.

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It's the 2017 Best of Chicago issue! Reader staff and some of our favorite writers reflect on reasons to love Chicago. Plus our readers choose the best in Arts & Culture, City Life, Food & Drink, Goods & Services, Sports & Rec and Music & Nightlife.
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  • The show that put black music on TVs across America got its start in Chicago—and even after it moved to LA, Chicago kept its own version running daily for nearly a decade.
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