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Welcome to the new

Migrating to WordPress and modernizing the site is part of the Reader’s grand plan to keep being free and freaky for another 50 years. We couldn’t do it without you, and I want to thank everyone who’s supported us during our transition to nonprofit and our ongoing struggle—like everyone else—to successfully weather the upheavals of the last 18 months.

Posted inColumns & Opinion

Note from an editor

Forty-eight years ago this week, the first issue of the Reader hit the streets, introducing Chicago to an irreverent alternative to the daily newspapers, nightly newscasts, and radio broadcasts that defined the journalism landscape at the time. Launched by a group of friends from Carleton College, the Reader proclaimed itself “Chicago’s Free Weekly.” That first […]