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Join the Reader Revolution today by becoming a member of the Chicago Reader.

Reader Radical benefits include,

  • Go behind the scenes: Once a month, you’ll receive an exclusive, insider update, written by your favorite reporters, on what’s going on behind the scenes at the Reader, and what’s coming up next.
  • Take a bow: Your name will be listed, in print and online, in a special annual “thank you” edition of the Chicago Reader.
  • Find out first: You’ll receive an advance PDF copy of every issue of the Reader.

Every dollar you give helps fund the experienced, diverse journalists and editors producing the Reader. Because the media landscape has changed, your support makes everything we do possible.

As a 501(c)(3), your monthly donation of $5 to the Reader Institute for Community Journalism, publisher of the Chicago Reader, is 100% tax-deductible and supports free, alternative reporting by and for Chicagoans.

* All Reader Radicals will receive an annual tax-receipt of accumulated contributions.