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Updated December 22, 2020

The December 24 issue is out now. Due to the holiday, distribution began today and is expected to be completed by tomorrow night, December 23.

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

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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 usually happens Wednesday midday through Thursday night of the issue date. Upcoming print issue dates through June 2021 are:

  • 1/7/2021
  • 1/21/2021
  • 2/4/2021
  • 2/18/2021
  • 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

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