Chicago Reader Releases First Annual Best of Chicago Issue

June 25, 2008

The Chicago Reader‘s first annual Best of Chicago issue hits the streets across the Chicago land area and online at today, June 25.

The Best of Chicago is the Reader‘s no-nonsense guide to the real Chicago. In this special pullout, readers will find the results of the readers poll and critic’s picks on the best people, places, and things in Chicago. The categories include media, music, bars, restaurants, comedy, art, sports, shopping, and more. The Best of Chicago is an issue that readers will want to keep handy for months to come. Pick up this special issue to discover what our critics and other readers chose as the best of Chicago.

For additional information or arrange interviews, contact Jane Hanna at jhanna (at)

About Chicago Reader:

Published since 1971, the Chicago Reader is widely recognized as one of the leading alternative weeklies in the U.S. It specializes in features rather than news, with emphasis on urban issues and politics, arts and culture, and literary journalism that seeks to capture the spirit of contemporary city life. The paper has won numerous journalistic awards and honors, both local and national, and is well-known as a showcase for Chicago’s most talented writers, critics, photographers, and illustrators.

The Reader is also well-known for its indispensable guides to Chicago theater, film, arts, and music, and for an extensive classified advertising section that focuses on the needs of young urban adults. It is a controlled-circulation newspaper distributed primarily in city neighborhoods where young people live in high concentrations.

Jane Hanna
Chicago Reader
Phone: 312-828-0350
Fax: 312-828-0305
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