Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | May 3, 2018
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  • May 3-9, 2018
  • Vol. 47, No. 30

Cover Story: The First Family of pinball Meet the local wizards behind the game's huge resurgence Roger Sharpe once saved the Chicago-born arcade game in the 70s. Now his two children are behind pinball's latest renaissance. Music: Oldest black-owned nightclub in city faces an uncertain future. For decades, Taste has been a required stop for blacks including Harold Washington, Muhammad Ali, and Rick James.

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    The First Family of pinball: Meet the local wizards behind the game's huge resurgence; Chicago once waged a 40-year war on pinball; Here's every pinball machine in Chicago, mapped; Take a look deep inside the guts of a pinball machine

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