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How do I submit an event?

As hard as we try to stay on top of the happenings in our communities, we can’t be everywhere. So we’re counting on you to help us out. Enter your own event by filling out this form. Once given a once-over, appropriate, relevant events will go on our calendar.

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What are your contest rules?

One winner per household per 30 days. Winners must be 18 or older and live within the Chicago Parent magazine readership area. Wednesday Journal Inc. reserves the right to change contest rules at any time. Winners will be chosen at random and may have no affiliation with Wednesday Journal Inc. or its employees.

How can I submit a photo of my child for cover consideration?

To have your child considered for a cover, please send several poses, along with their name, age, address and the best telephone number to reach you to By submitting a photo to us, you grant us permission to use it online and in print, along with identifying information.

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We appreciate all of our distribution partners throughout Chicago and the suburbs. We have more than 2,000 Chicago Parent partners that we deliver to every month and we welcome requests to open new sites and locations. There is no charge to businesses, community centers, schools or doctors offices who are distribution sites. To make a request to become a distribution partner or be placed on the waiting list, please email

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