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The latest issue

The most recent print issue is this week’s issue of October 27, 2022. It is being distributed to locations today, Wednesday, October 26, through tomorrow, Thursday, October 27.

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Vote 2022 section inside: Injustice Watch’s guide to the Cook County judicial elections (PDF)(The special pullout section comes with print issues, in the full issue PDF, and is also available as a separate PDF download.)

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The next issue

The next print issue is the issue of November 10. It will be distributed to locations Wednesday, November 9, through Thursday night, November 10.

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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:


Download the full 2022 editorial calendar is here (PDF).

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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:



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Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot signs an Executive Order allocating at least 50 percent of all City departments’ annual advertising spending to community media outlets

Enrique Limón named Editor in Chief of Chicago Reader

Limón will start October 3.

[PRESS RELEASE] Baim stepping down as Reader publisher end of 2022

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