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Welcome to the new Reporter

You have probably noticed that we’ve freshened up the look of The Northern Illinois Reporter. We have made some changes that we hope you will enjoy.

We’ve chosen a larger typeface, to make the text gentler on the eyes. We have chosen type fonts and layouts that will hope will make it easier for your to scan the pages. We are also opening up the design a bit, giving it a bit more “air,” to help you quickly find the stories you’d like to read first.

We remain committed to printing stories of the many inspiring ministries happening in our churches and those we participate in together through faithful and generous giving. You will continue to receive information from across the international United Methodist Church, to keep you apprised of compassionate mission work, helpful resources, and opportunities for all to grow in faith and share God’s love with others through word and actions.

Change requires a bit of adjustment, but our hope is that these adjustments make The Reporter even more valuable to you. Let us know whether you find these helpful.

The faithful apportionment giving of Northern Illinois churches delivers The Reporter to you.

Victoria Rebeck, Director of Communications & Editor
Lisa Smith, Communications Specialist & Designer

PDF versions of the NIC print Reporter can be found below.

October 2023 Reporter (PDF) ***new***

September 2023 Reporter (PDF)

July-August 2023 Reporter (PDF) 

June 2023 Reporter (PDF)

May 2023 Reporter (PDF)

April 2023 Reporter (PDF)

March 2023 Reporter (PDF)

February 2023 Reporter (PDF)

December 2022/January 2023 (PDF) (Digital Format)

November 2022 Reporter (PDF)  (Digital Format)

October 2022 Reporter (PDF) (Digital Format

September 2022 Reporter (PDF) (Digital Format

July/August 2022 Reporter - Annual Conference coverage (PDF) (Digital Format)

June 2022 Reporter (PDF) (Digital Format)

May 2022 Reporter (PDF) (Digital Format

April 2022 (PDF)  (Digital Format)

March 2022 (PDF)  (Digital Format)

February 2022  (PDF)  (Digital Format)

December 2021/January 2022 (PDF)  (Digital Format)

November 2021 (PDF) (Digital Magazine)

October 2021 (PDF) 

September 2021 (PDF) 

August 2021 (PDF)  (Digital Magazine)

June/July 2021 (PDF) (Digital Magazine)

May 2021 (PDF)  (Digital Magazine)

April 2021 

March 2021 

February 2021 

December 2020/January 2021 

November 2020 

October 2020 

September 2020 

June/July 2020 

April 2020 Reporter 

March 2020 Reporter  

February 2020 Reporter 

December 2019/January 2020 

November 2019 Reporter 

October 2019 Reporter 

September 2019 Reporter

July/August 2019 Reporter (AC Wrap-up)

May 2019 Reporter

April 2019 Reporter

March 2019 Reporter

February 2019 Reporter

December 2018/January 2019 Reporter

November 2018 Reporter

October 2018 Reporter

September 2018 Reporter

July/August 2018 Reporter

May 2018 Reporter

April 2018 Reporter

March 2018 Reporter

February  2018 Reporter

December 2017/January 2018 Reporter

November 2017 Reporter

October 2017 Reporter

September 2017 Reporter

July/August 2017 Reporter (AC wrap)

June 2017 Reporter

May 2017 Reporter

April 2017 Reporter

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