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Chicago Newspapers


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Find Chicago's major daily, weekly and bi-monthly newspapers with these essential links.

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Chicago Area Daily Newspapers

  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
    This is the oldest daily courts newspaper in the country and one of the longest operating companies in the city.
  • Chicago Sun-Times
    The Chicago Sun-Times is the city's scrappier, younger paper, but it's still been in business since 1948, and it has an even longer history. Click here for local, national, and world news, sports, Roger Ebert's movie reviews, blogs, and more.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Since 1847, the Trib has been publishing the city's news. Find local, national, and world news, sports, features, blogs, archives, and more.
  • Daily Herald
    The Daily Herald focuses primarily on suburban Chicago. Find local news, business info, features, sports, and more.
  • RedEye
    The daily sound-bite version of the Chicago Tribune is big on visuals and brevity.

Chicago Area Weekly Newspapers

  • Chicago Defender
    Founded in 1905 by Robert S. Abbott, the Chicago Defender remains one of the nation's most prominent African-American newspapers. Find local, national, and international news, sports, commentary, community events, and more.
  • Chicago Free Press
    Gay newspaper with a focus on celebrating Chicago's diversity. Find the latest national and local news on LGBT issues, community events, restaurants, a "rainbow directory" of businesses, and more.
  • The Chicago Reader
    Chicago's long-time weekly paper with an alternative bent covers music, local news, restaurants, gallery openings, movie schedules, and more.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's keeps its finger on the pulse of Chicago's business news. Find news, profiles of business leaders, local trends, and more.
  • Extra
    Chicago's bilingual newspaper since 1981. Strives to be the voice of Chicago's Latino community.
  • La Raza
    Chicago's Spanish newspaper covering local, national, and international news.
  • Lawndale News
    Bilingual (English and Spanish) weekly paper serves the city's Hispanic community.
  • N'Digo
    Weekly publication primarily serving the African-American community.
  • Windy City Times
    Chicago's oldest GLBT newspaper and one of the largest in the region. Publishes weekly.

Bi-Monthly Newspapers

  • Chicago Reporter
    Bi-monthly, award-winning publication focuses mainly on issues of race and poverty.
  • Performink
    Bi-monthly publication covering Chicago's performance industry, including theatre, acting, and film.
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