Luke White

18th Street in Pilsen. Photo © Luke Sironski-White

The South Side Weekly is a nonprofit newsprint magazine dedicated to supporting cultural and civic engagement on the South Side, and to providing educational opportunities for developing journalists, writers, and artists.

We publish in-depth coverage of the arts and issues of public interest alongside oral histories, poetry, fiction, interviews, and artwork from local photographers and illustrators.

The paper is produced by an all-volunteer editorial staff and seeks contributions from across the city. We distribute each Wednesday in the fall, spring, and winter, with short breaks during March and December. Over the summer we publish bi-weekly. A full map of our distribution network is available here.

If you have submissions, story ideas, comments, or questions, you can reach us by phone at (773) 234-5388, by email at editor@southsideweekly.com, or by mail at:

Attn: South Side Weekly

Experimental Station

6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

For information about advertising, check out our media kit or call (773) 234-5388.

Editor-in-Chief Hafsa Razi
Managing Editors Julia Aizuss, Andrew Koski
Director of Staff Support Baci Weiler
Deputy Editor Olivia Stovicek
Senior Editor Emeline Posner

Music Editor Austin Brown
Politics Editor Adia Robinson
Stage & Screen Editor
Nicole Bond
Visual Arts Editor Roderick Sawyer
Editors-at-Large Christian Belanger, Ellie Mejía, Mari CohenMira ChauhanJonathan Hogeback, Yunhan Wen
Contributing Editors Maddie Anderson, Maria Babich, Bridget Newsham, Adam PrzybylSam Stecklow, Margaret Tazioli

Video Editor Lucia Ahrensdorf
Social Media Editors Bridget NewshamSam Stecklow
Radio Producers Erisa Apantaku, Andrew Koski, Lewis Page
Web Editor Camila Cuesta 
Visuals Editor  Ellen Hao
Photography Editor Jason Schumer
Layout Editors Baci Weiler, Sofia Wyetzner

Staff Writers Sara CohenChristopher GoodRachel KimMichal KranzAnne LiMichael Wasney, Ashvini Kartik-Narayan

Fact Checkers Eleanore Catolico, Sam Joyce, Rachel Kim, Adam Przybyl, Hafsa Razi, Carrie Smith, Tiffany Wang, Baci Weiler
Staff Photographers Denise Naim, Jason Schumer, Luke Sironski-White
Staff Illustrators Zelda Galewsky, Natalie Gonzalez, Courtney Kendrick, Turtel Onli, Raziel Puma, Lizzie Smith
Data Visualization Jasmine Mithani

Webmaster Sofia Wyetzner
Publisher Harry Backlund

Board of Directors

Director Maha Ahmed
Clare Fentress
Director Darryl Holliday
Treasurer Harrison Smith
Director (Staff Liaison) Baci Weiler
Chair Rachel Wiseman