The most common way businesses contribute to the StreetWise mission is through advertising in our weekly publication. We offer many ad layout choices to fit your style and budget. If you would like more information about advertisement opportunities please contact Dave Hamilton at

Distribution & Demographics

StreetWise is distributed weekly to readers and visitors living in Chicago and suburbs of Chicago. Our readers are made up of individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact on the homelessness in Chicago, but also who are interested in the variety of journalistic coverage of socially-conscious issues and entertaining articles throughout the magazine.

Advertising in StreetWise not only raises your exposure to some of Chicago’s most compassionate people, but also signals your dedication to our community.

Current circulation is 4,000 magazines/week and 12,000/month

Ad Sizes & Rates 2023

Full page – $800
With or without bleed: trim size at 10.75″ x 8.5″
Back page premium positions – $950

1/2 page horizontal – $550
With bleed: trim size @ 8.5″ x 5.5″
With magazine margins: 7.5″ x 5.5″

1/2 page vertical – $550
With bleed: trim size @ 4.25″ x 10.75″
With magazine margins: 3.75″ x 10″

1/3 page horizontal – $300
With bleed: 8.5″ X 3.5″
With magazine margins: 7.5″ x 3.5″

1/6 page horizontal – $195
3.75″ x 3.5″

1/6 page vertical – $195
2.4″ x 5.1″

Additional Notes

  • Submit finished ads or ad questions to or call 773-334-6600, ext. 20.
  • StreetWise is a weekly magazine that publishes every Monday and goes to print one week before street date. Deadline to reserve ad space and submit ad copy in need of design assistance is 12 business days before publication date. Print-ready ads are due 10 days before publication date.
  • Ads created in-house by StreetWise staff must be approved 12 business days before publication date (2 proof maximum). Submit ads as hi-res (300 dpi) .jpeg, .pdf or .tiff files.