NewsMatch 2021

#NewsMatch2021 is here!

Reader support makes our work possible. Instead of putting up a paywall, we run a fundraising campaign once a year. 

We're excited to announce an opportunity to boost the impact of your contribution. Now through December 31, thanks to the generous support of local funders, all donations will be tripled. 

There’s never been a better time to support South Side Weekly’s work.


All new recurring donors at $5/month or more will receive a Chicago architecture sticker pack designed by this year's Best of the South Side cover artist Jennifer Chavez

All new recurring donors at $20/month or more will receive a limited edition Best of the South Side t-shirt featuring Chavez's design for this year's Best of the South Side cover. 

All new recurring donors at $30/month or more will receive both gifts.

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      Cory | $52.07

      Many thanks for your investigative journalism! Great to see such high caliber work in our local paper!!

      Elena Gormley

      Lauren Robinson | $103.83

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      Ross Petersen | $50

      Please continue to cover the Obama center story. This is a travesty, taking over the Peoples' Park.

      Miguel Bautista | $5.49/M

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      Tanuja | $10.66/M

      I love SSW for so many reasons but what inspired me to become a monthly donor was The Exchange. Chima's poem and "Blindspot" were transformative interventions of imagination, and I hope to see this effort grow and bloom. Thank you!


      Kyle Beachy | $52.07

      Very grateful for your work--this city is better for it. Thank you!

      Michael | $5.49/M

      One of Chicago's best independent news sources

      Miguel | $26.19



      Interviews by the staff done with depth to clarify multiple viewpoints and help the reader assess the situation and the parties involved.

      Andrew | $25

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      Carol | $26.19

      Independent news sources are so very important. Keep up the good work.

      Jacyara | $5.10/M

      Keep up the great work!

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      Mark Hallett | $52.07

      Thanks for all you are doing!