Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

By Tribune Interactive

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-08-18
  • Current Version: 4.14
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 103.97 MB
  • Developer: Tribune Interactive
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 985 Ratings


Now there's a simple, elegant and customizable way to get all of the Chicago Tribune's premium storytelling on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. FEATURES: • Stay in the know: Sign up for push notifications to get the latest news from our newsroom • Enjoy exclusive videos and photo galleries • Edit the section list to be in your preferred order • Save must-read stories, photos and videos for when you have the time to enjoy them • Keep track of what you've read and what you haven't with Progress Report • Turn your device sideways for an entirely different visual view of the news (iPad only) • Get the latest breaking news from our newsroom in your notifications • Share stories easily with Twitter, Facebook, or email • Offline reading: Download and read content offline • See your progress: Articles that have been read are greyed out to make your reading experience more efficient SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS: • Download the app to enjoy 5 free stories each month. For full access, try a free month of Unlimited Digital Access to the app,, and our eNewspaper; then it's only $7.99 a month. Make sure to create a registration while in the app so you'll be able to log in to the website and eNewspaper when you visit them in web browsers. • Your subscription automatically renews each month unless auto-renew is turned off within your Account Settings at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • Your iTunes account will be charged $7.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period • You can read our Privacy Policy here: • You can read our Terms of Service here: • Questions about your subscription, including adding or removing Web access to from your app access, can be directed to Customer Service: 312-442-0007. CRASHES / PROBLEMS? We've been working hard to fix any and all crashes in the app. If you're still experiencing crashes or freezes after installing this update, please contact us at A quick email to our support team helps our developers identify and resolve crashes faster.



  • C’mon Trib... it’s about time you fixed your app

    By mehulrpatel
    As someone who is been using the Chicago Tribune app for several years now (and the various versions of it over the years), I can honestly say it’s one of the worst apps ever when you consider what the user expects versus reality. Their publications like it the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have excellent apps that are user friendly and work well without bugs. Surely if the Tribune tries to market/position itself as a world class media outlet , then it should be held to the same standard as its peers - and it is failing horribly. For starters, don’t make me watch an ad before I get to the news stories. Sometimes I need to quickly check the headlines and sitting through an ad, even for a few seconds, is very annoying and unnecessary. Second make sure that the links to your stories work. If I click on a link I should be able to access the story without having it hang up and freeze and go nowhere. Lastly, make your app more user-friendly overall. This is 2018… Please update your app to reflect current times, not something that we would’ve seen 10 years ago.
  • A Lesson in Frustration!

    By Sonny288
    Does anyone at the Tribune read these reviews? If so, what the hell is going on? From the number of bad reviews, it’s clear your App is useless, but you do nothing to fix it. It consistently freezes and fails to function. I know you guys are tight on cash, but ignoring these problem will only drive subscribers away. (BTW: the Suntimes’ App works a hell of lot better!)
  • Where’s the Story?

    By DEMojica
    Worst app out there. Just give me a blank page after clicking a story on the iPhone X. Does it on and off when it feels like it. But doesn’t do it on an iPad 10.5 Figure that out. Plus they charge me to be able to read the articles. Trib is Gr8 taking your money but not giving you the story.
  • Bad app

    By JRRtriallawyer
    You would think that when electronic media is the only way for a newspaper to survive, it would try to have the best app. This one is worse than those in small towns. It doesn’t show recent news unless you ask it to. It starts with an annoying full screen advertisement. And the news updates are old. When there was a recent shooting tragedy, I got the news first in a national newspaper app. Even got local election results faster elsewhere, even though i pay for the Tribune. Whoever is responsible for this app should be held responsible for the final demise of the Tribune.
  • Issues still not fixed

    By Rgb1947
    I wrote a review some time ago complaining that the app constantly froze - I would click on links to read a story, and at some point, whether the first story or several stories later, the link would open to a blank screen and the app would freeze. This has persisted through multiple app updates and iOS updates. I have an iPhone X, so it’s not an old phone, and my other apps work just fine. It’s frustrating not to be able to trust that I’ll be able to read a story that I’m interested in, and inexcusable that this hasn’t been fixed yet.
  • Horrible App Experience

    By Katterbe
    The reviews are true — too many adds; some stories don’t open; news not updated enough; LA Times app is cheaper and better. Same corporation? I don’t get it. I canceled my subscription.
  • New ads unacceptable for subscribers

    By funkman2000
    These ads when you open the app are ridiculous, a slap in the face for a paying and long time customer
  • Terrible

    By Blain71
    Always always crashes. Only thing that will not crash is their pop up adds. Canceling my subscription
  • Needs an overhaul

    By dpfay
    Supporting journalism is incredibly important to me, especially in times like this. For as long as I can remember my family have been loyal Tribune subscribers, and I began carrying on the tradition when I grew up. HOWEVER, the iOS app is largely unusable as it currently stands. As others have noted, the splash page loads without issue however news articles **do not** load. I do not mean for this to disparage the Tribune and it's hard working journalists and other employees, but Tronc should be spending less money on paying their idiot exec's and more money focusing on their reader experience.
  • Freezes constantly

    By MCH910
    Every article I try to read, app freezes. Close and reopen doesn’t help. Reinstall doesn’t help.