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Updated September 17, 2020

The September 17 issue is out now, and distribution to more than 95% of these locations will continue through the end of the day today.

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

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

Print subscriptions are available for 12 issues, 26 issues, and for 52 issues.

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

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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:

  • 10/1/2020
  • 10/15/2020
  • 10/29/2020
  • 11/12/2020
  • 11/26/2020
  • 12/10/2020
  • 12/24/2020
  • 1/7/2021
  • 1/21/2021

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