Chicago Public Square turns 1,000

Chicago Public Square is taking a summer break. Back July 6 with this newsletter’s 1,001st edition.

Depending on how you count—leaving out, for instance, a handful of pilot editions, special notes and those darned corrections—the June 25 edition marked Chicago Public Square’s 1,000th dispatch.

That Square has reached this milestone is a tribute to the readers who open it each day, and to those whose financial support demonstrates that an independent roundup of news of and for the Chicago area has real value.

To mark the occasion, we’ve commissioned* a brand-new, limited-edition black cotton twill cap embroidered with the Square logo.**

We’ll send one of these caps to the readers who (beginning at June 25, 10 a.m.) make the 10th, 20th and 30th pledges of support for Square in any amount—a one-time tip, or a monthly or yearly contribution of as little as $1.***

Want one? Ready … set …

Go here now.


* Which is to say: Ordered and paid for.

** Not to be confused with the white caps that made their debut in March—although these, too, are low-profile, with a soft crown and an adjustable buckle for one-size-fits-all comfort.

*** Inclined to game the system? Sure, go ahead and make as many discrete tiny pledges as you like to increase the odds you’ll land one of these rarities.

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