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Chicago Newspapers/Resources

The Chicago Reader is a free, alternative weekly that features urban issues; community concerns, arts, and culture; and literary journalism. Many Chicagoans consider The Reader an indispensable guide to theater, film, arts, and music as well as offering a classified section focusing on young urban adults. The Reader’s online Spacefinder is a popular search tool for finding apartments in most Chicago neighborhoods. Its closest rival in the free print alternative weekly genre is NewCity. Now available online only, TimeOut Chicago covers some of the same "what-to-do-tonight" ground.

Chicago has a rich history of newspaper journalism. The oldest extant broadsheet is the Chicago Tribune. The "other" daily is the Chicago Sun-Times, published in tabloid form. In 2003, the Tribune launched the Spanish-language weekday paper Hoy and the storied Chicago Defender returned to being a weekly. A recent entry into neighborhood-based online journalism is DNAInfo

UIC's official newspaper is the UIC News. The student-run Chicago Flame ran from 1988 until 2011. Its online heir apparent is The Chicago Bloc[k]. Meanwhile, graduate students in the English department created the Packingtown Review in 2007 (online publication since 2013).