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Where to find the Chicago Reader in print every other week

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Updated August 4, 2021

The August 5 issue is out now, and distribution to locations will continue through the end of the day tomorrow, Thursday, the issue date.

The issue is also available now as a free PDF download.

See the index of online versions of stories in the issue.

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The Chicago Reader is published in print every other week. Issues are dated Thursday. Distribution usually happens Wednesday midday through Thursday night of the issue date. Upcoming print issue dates through the end of 2021:

  • 8/19/2021
  • 9/2/2021
  • 9/16/2021
  • 9/30/2021
  • 10/14/2021
  • 10/28/2021
  • 11/11/2021
  • 11/25/2021
  • 12/9/2021
  • 12/23/2021

Download the full 2021 editorial calendar is here (PDF). See our information page for advertising opportunities.

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