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Hi Reader,

Here’s something we’ve learned about being a nonprofit: End-of-year fundraising drives are critically important.

That’s because December is the time of the year that most people give to nonprofits. It’s our best opportunity to try and reach our budget goals, which will have a big impact on the year ahead.

This is also our last chance to reach our 2022 goal of 2,000 members. So now through December 31, we’re offering a 20% discount on all annual memberships.


You can pay what you’d like, starting at just $4 a month. This is your chance to lock in your membership at our lowest rate. All members receive:

  • Early access to each new issue

  • Discounted entry to Reader-sponsored events

  • An exclusive Reader lapel pin

  • More extras and surprises coming in 2023

Reaching 2,000 members by December 31 would be a big milestone, and a big vote of confidence in the Reader’s future.

In 2023 and beyond, members are what will allow the Reader to remain free for all Chicagoans, in print every two weeks and online every single day.

This is a new model for the Reader, and there’s no guarantee this experiment will work. But if it does, it could transform alternative newspapers across the country.

We believe that nonprofit, member-supported journalism is the best way to keep free, alternative city papers alive. We believe in free papers. We also believe in you, our readers, and in the city we all love.

If you want to see the Reader remain free forever, become a member today.


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