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In the last year, we have survived a malicious malware attack, creating the expense of moving our sites to a more secure dedicated server with additional site security, and ultimately rebuilding both Reel Chicago & Reel 360 websites to run faster, safer, and more efficiently.

The attack occurred just as we were beginning to recover from the loss of revenue from Covid, and now the WGA & SAG strikes have hit us hard. Through all of it, we have never ceased to cover the news and tell your stories.

I am often told the REEL is "the most relied upon publication for Chicago production." Based on our number of views, I am confident that we are delivering the stories that keep our community connected. Yet there are only a handful of loyal advertisers who are carrying the weight of this publication.

We are doing our best to avoid adding a paywall and to keep our publication accessible for everyone, without annoying logins and restrictions.

If you read the REEL, if you rely on the REEL to cover your news, then please support the REEL.


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    • $80 
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Barbara Roche
Chicago, IL

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