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Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit neighborhood news site started by former editors and reporters at DNAinfo Chicago. We're back!
3,143 backers pledged $183,720 to help bring this project to life.

We're Live! THANK YOU! (Plus Info On Your Subscription)

Posted by Block Club Chicago (Creator)

Hello, beautiful people! 

It's official: WE ARE LIVE! And we have you to thank for that. 

You're getting a longer message via email today, so I'll keep this brief! We had to set up some special codes that will allow you to access your prepaid subscription, and test those codes with our CRM before sending you instructions. So, apologies for the late notice but not to worry: the site is completely free all week and your subscription won't kick in until it's not! 

So for now, please read and share our stories! 

Oh, a few other things: 

1. If you have not received your tote bag, please email But first make sure you filled out your Kickstarter survey -- that is the only way we are able to access your mailing address. So if you don't have one, that's probably why. 

2. Our t-shirts are being made THIS WEEK! So we should have those sent to you in the coming weeks! 

3. We are working as hard as we possibly can to make sure the site and your experience on it will be stellar! Please flag any issues and understand that this is new, and we'll be constantly improving! 

Thanks again! We love you! 

<3 jen 

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    1. Burning Brigid Media on

      Same here -- we did not get an email with our subscription information. When is that coming?

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      Nick Hobart on

      i also have not received anything regarding the year subscription. prompted to enter credit card info...

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      Will Baker on

      2nd- I did not receive the second email with subscription instructions. Can you please resend? Thanks!

    4. Bryan Kersten on

      The only email I got today was a newsletter. There wasn't anything about activating my subscription. When I try to log in, I'm prompted for credit card info. What do I do to get started?