Luke White

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

The South Side Weekly is a nonprofit newsprint magazine and radio show 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 Weekly is produced by an all-volunteer editorial staff and seeks contributions from across the city. We distribute the paper 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.


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Editor-in-Chief Hafsa Razi
Managing Editors Julia Aizuss, Andrew Koski
Director of Staff Support Baci Weiler
Director of Community Outreach Jasmin Liang
Senior Editor Christian Belanger, Mari Cohen, Sam Stecklow, Olivia Stovicek

Food & Land Editor Emeline Posner
Education Editor Rachel Kim
Politics Editor Adia Robinson
Music Editor Christopher Good
Stage & Screen Editor
Nicole Bond
Visual Arts Editor Roderick Sawyer

Editors-at-Large Margaret Tazioli
Contributing Editors Maddie Anderson, Mira ChauhanElaine ChenBridget Newsham, Adam Przybyl, Amy QinRachel Schastok, Kristen SimmonsMichael WasneyYunhan Wen

Data Editor Jasmine Mithani
Radio Editor Erisa Apantaku
Radio Hosts 
Andrew Koski, Sam Larsen, Olivia Obineme
Social Media Editors Bridget NewshamSam Stecklow
Web Editor Sam Stecklow
Visuals Editor Ellen Hao
Deputy Visuals Editor Lizzie Smith
Photography Editor Jason Schumer
Layout Editor Baci Weiler

Staff Writers Ashvini Kartik-Narayan, Kiran Misra
Staff Radio Producer Bridget Vaughn

Fact Checkers Eleanore Catolico, Sam Joyce, Rachel Kim, Adam Przybyl, Hafsa Razi, Rebecca Stoner, 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

Webmaster Pat Sier
Publisher Harry Backlund
Business Manager Jason Schumer

Board of Directors

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