Back in December of 1975, the Chicago Tribune and Sun Times sold newspapers for 15 cents (50 cents on Sundays). These two news-boxes were under the El tracks at Wilson avenue. El stations were popular places to sell newspapers and magazines in the days before wireless networking. Tabloid papers tended to be more popular on the trains than broadsheets. You could hold a tabloid with one hand while you stood on the El and steady yourself with the other hand. If you were lucky enough to get a seat, they also did not intrude as much on the person sitting next to you.