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Updated March 3, 2021

The March 4 issue is out now and being distributed to these locations through tonight and tomorrow, Thursday, March 4.

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

This weeks’s print issue and PDF also include a special Windy City Times insert, which is also available as separate PDF.

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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 July 2021 are:

  • 3/4/2021
  • 3/18/2021
  • 4/1/2021
  • 4/15/2021
  • 4/29/2021
  • 5/13/2021
  • 5/27/2021
  • 6/10/2021
  • 6/24/2021
  • 7/8/2021
  • 7/22/2021

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

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