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[PRESS RELEASE] Chicago Reader celebrates 50th anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 27, 2021Contact: Tracy Baim: The Chicago Reader, a fearless, innovative, and nationally respected media voice in Chicago since 1971, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a variety of exhibitions, events, and projects. The Chicago Reader’s first issue was October 1, 1971. It is believed to be the nation’s first free newsweekly. […]

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Reader House Parties

Show your support for local, independent media by joining us for our Fall 2021 House Parties as we celebrate 50 years! House Parties are part of the Chicago Reader‘s 50th Anniversary celebration. Proceeds will go toward the Reader‘s Century Fund which aims to ensure another 50 years of groundbreaking, award-winning, culture-defining journalism and reporting as […]

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See which designs won! 50th Anniversary Button Design Contest in partnership with Busy Beaver Button Co.

The results are in . . . Here are the winning designs chosen by the Reader community to be a part of our 50th anniversary button pack, in partnership with Busy Beaver Button Co., this fall. Thanks to all who participated and voted! 1970’s “Red Stratocaster”by SpencerIG: @discountyakuza 1980’s “Reader Mixtape”by Otis RichardsonIG: @lavenderpop 1990’s […]