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A note from the editor

We’re heading into our third week of intensive election coverage here at Reader HQ, and it’s starting to get weird. Unexpected missives from public offices, strange requests from elected officials. A refreshing enthusiasm for speaking to our reporters, on the record and in depth. It’s a big difference from our usual goings-on, which largely focus […]

Posted inColumns & Opinion

A note from the editor

Happy New Year, Chicago! Let’s start 2019 off with some great news. Comics are back—right there on page 43. All-new weekly serials from your independent favorites: Local hero Mike Centeno of Futile Comics (and, formerly, Quimby’s Bookstore) launches a strip about the weirdness of skin. Melissa Mendes of Freddy Stories takes a break from her […]