You Make Things Happen

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

Reader Rabble-Rouser benefits include,

  • Home Delivery: We’ll deliver every issue of the Reader straight to your door as soon as it’s released—you’ll never miss an issue again.
  • Pick three: Your choice of three free items from the Reader store—choose from “Talk Chicago to Me” t-shirt, Reader hat, Reader mug, Reader mask, or “Best of Chicago” poster
  • Get your swag on: Get quarterly discounts on Reader swag—10% off everything available at our store, chicagoreader.com/store.
  • 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 Revolutionaries will receive an annual tax-receipt of accumulated contributions.