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Best longtime cause worth fighting for
Best Chicago attraction
Best Chicago tour
Best Chicago ambassador
Best street character
Best alderman
Best local politico
Best local celebrity
Best local power couple
Best local charity
Best LGBTQ organization
Best overall neighborhood
Best neighborhood for nightlife
Best neighborhood for culture
Best neighborhood for affordability
Best neighborhood for diversity
Best neighborhood for schools
Best college degree for the money
Best place for a new el stop
Best overall radio station
Best radio DJ
Best morning show
Best journalist
Best local blog
Best person to follow on Twitter
Reader Critics' Picks
Best bar for quiet reflection on the legacy of Richard J. Daley
Best part of Chicago for killing an hour
Best place to have a spiritual experience
Best 40th anniversary to celebrate along with the Reader’s
Best 140th anniversary to celebrate along with the Reader’s 40th
Best fulminator on Facebook
Best blogger
Best website for the intellectually curious
Best alderman whose dreams haven’t yet been crushed
Best city council committee for gauging how the council actually works
Best scold in local politics
Best downtown street character
Best look for Lake Michigan
Best elevators
Best future landmark
Best development to hit Lower Lakeview
Best crass advertising
Best-looking tribute to a president
Best joke in a cemetery
Best respite from a Chicago winter
Best place to smell rue
Best Social Security office
Best website for finding the cheapest places to park downtown
Best new evidence that Chicago ain’t ready for reform
Best public grade school your kid doesn’t have to test into or get lucky in a lottery
Best carport
Best classic el station