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Updated June 4, 2020

The City of Chicago is requiring the removal of free-standing newspaper boxes from the area between Division Street and 26th Street from Halsted Street to the Lake, until further notice. Dozens of Reader boxes (labeled “RDR BOX” on this map) will not be available in that zone for now.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Reader will be publishing biweekly with a reduced print run at fewer locations, and on alternating weeks we will have a very limited print run for subscribers only.

You can order a 12-week print subscription mailed to your home, so you don’t miss an issue. (U.S. residents only.)

Full-year subscriptions are also available.

You can read PDFs of all print issues of the Reader on our website.

Please consider donating.

The June 4 and June 18 issues will not be distributed to locations, but will be mailed to subscribers and will be available as free PDF downloads.

Download the June 4 issue PDF here.

For the and June 11 and June 25 issues we are doing full box runs (distribution primarily to locations with icons labeled “RDR BOX” and “MOD BOX” icons on this map).

Issues are available for download as PDFs at chicagoreader.com/issues Wednesday each week.

Thank you,
The Reader team

Issues are dated Thursday. Distribution happens Wednesday midday through Thursday nights 51 weeks per year. (Typically there is no issue the first Thursday in January.)

Print issues are also always available online as PDF downloads.

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