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The Chicago Reader advertising opportunities include print, digital display on ChicagoReader.com, e-mail, social, podcast, branded content, promotions and contests, events, and even programmatic (display, audio, and more) advertising. We publish 60,000 copies biweekly on Thursdays, and often have sponsorship and partnership opportunities available for any business, organization, or individual hoping to reach out audience.

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This is a request for paid display advertising options. Please see our community calendar for free event listings (with available paid upgrades) and our self-service classifieds website for classifieds, including jobs, housing, and more.

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Classified Advertising

The deadline is noon on Wednesday to submit an ad, cancel an ad, or change an ad for that next week’s issue.

Commercial classified ads are for for-profit businesses such as landlords, real estate agents, brokers, and other commercial enterprises. Commercial ads other than Jobs/ Help Wanted ads and Adult Services ads may appear both in print and on the Reader Web site.

How to Place a Classified Ad

Classified ads may be placed through our self-service portal at classifieds.chicagoreader.com. All commercial classified ads are prepaid. We do not offer billing services.

The Reader previously published Assumed Business Name, Change of Name, and other legal notices. After switching to a biweekly print schedule, we are no longer able to publish certain legal notices that require consecutive weekly runs.

Contact us with questions or other types of legal notices, which are priced by word count and frequency if eligible.

Legal notices may be submitted to classifieds via our self-service portal, classifieds.chicagoreader.com.

Reader Matches

Submit your very own free Matches ad today through classifieds.chicagoreader.com!

Free Matches ads are not guaranteed and will run online and in print on a space-available basis.