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Updated November 25, 2020

The November 26 issue is out now. Most distribution will be completed tonight. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, any additional locations will receive print copies of this issue on Friday, November 27 if necessary.

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

Tucked inside 2,700 copies of the paper is the premiere issue of the Chicago FoodCultura Clarion, the culmination of a collaboration between artist Antoni Miralda and University of Chicago anthropologist Stephan Palmié. Download the Chicago FoodCultura Clarion (PDF) here.

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

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The Chicago Reader has moved to a biweekly print publication schedule. Read the press release.

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

  • 12/10/2020
  • 12/24/2020
  • 1/7/2021
  • 1/21/2021

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