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Chicagoland Radio Information Service (CRIS)

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


77 E. RandolphPedwayChicago, IL 60640 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To provide access to the printed word to the visually impaired through the broadcast of verbatim readings of newspapers, magazine, and books.


CRIS is Chicagoland's only radio reading service and dial-in service for the blind and physically handicapped. Using volunteer readers, CRIS provides broadcasts of local newspapers and magazines 24 hours a day via an SCA frequency donated by WBEZ-FM, Chicago. CRIS also offers a dial-in service, making readings from The Chicago Sun-Times and The Chicago Tribune available via phone five days a week.


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