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The latest issue

The latest issue of the Chicago Reader is the issue of March 17, 2022.

You can download the print issue as a free PDF.

Windy City Times special quarterly insert (PDF) inside! (The insert is also included in the full issue PDF.)

The next print issue will be the issue of March 31, 2022.

The Chicago Reader is published in print every other week and distributed for free to the nearly 1,200 locations on the map.

To keep up with your demand, we have expanded our print run to 60,000. Many Reader boxes including downtown and transit line locations will be restocked on the Wednesday following each issue date.

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Chicago Reader print issue dates

The Chicago Reader is published in print every other week. Issues are dated Thursday. Distribution usually happens Wednesday morning through Thursday night of the issue date. Upcoming print issue dates through December 2022 are:

  • 3/31/2022
  • 4/14/2022
  • 4/28/2022
  • 5/12/2022
  • 5/26/2022
  • 6/9/2022
  • 6/23/2022
  • 7/7/2022
  • 7/21/2022
  • 8/4/2022
  • 8/18/2022
  • 9/1/2022
  • 9/15/2022
  • 9/29/2022
  • 10/13/2022
  • 10/27/2022
  • 11/10/2022
  • 11/24/2022
  • 12/8/2022
  • 12/22/2022

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