Red Streak is Free
By Rachelle Bowden in News on May 17, 2005 3:17PM
Maybe this is the beginning of the end for the Red Streak. Chicagoist noticed this last week but we haven't heard anything anywhere about it... all over the city the Red Streak boxes now say that the paper is free. Maybe people just aren't noticing it, the boxes look the same for the most part, but we're not sure how this flew under the radar of like .. everyone.
And also, does it seem weird that the Red Eye still pays dudes to hand out their paper at El stops? They could just slap the same stickers on their boxes to give them out for free. Guess they're still pretending like they're not a free paper.... maybe just for the advertisers. For some reason advertisers think that if you pay for something you're more likely to read the advertising. Yeh, right.