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The latest issue
The most recent issue is this week’s issue of N0vember 24, 2022. Distribution to locations began this morning, Wednesday, November 23, and will continue through Thanksgiving Day.
Special annual insert inside! Included in the print edition, the full issue PDF, and also available as a separate PDF download: Chicago Reader Nonprofit Guide 2022
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The next issue
The next print issue will be the issue of December 8. Distribution to locations will begin on Wednesday, December 7.
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Chicago Reader 2022 print issue dates
The Chicago Reader is published in print every other week. Issues are dated Thursday. Distribution usually happens Wednesday morning through Thursday night of the issue date. Upcoming print issue dates through December 2022 are:
2023 print issue dates
The first print issue in 2023 will be published three weeks after the 12/22/2022 issue, the final issue of 2022. The print issue dates through June 2023 are: