Illinois Times

www.illinoistimes.com
  • P.O. Box 5256
  • Springfield, Illinois 62705
  • Phone: (217) 753-2226
  • Fax: (217) 753-2281
  • Circulation: 26,265 (as of December 2014)
  • Audited By: Circulation Verification Council
  • Publication Day: Every Thursday
  • Market Served: Springfield and 14 nearby communities
  • National Advertising: Alternative Weekly Network
Founded in 1975, Illinois Times has a longstanding reputation for thoughtful news coverage and analysis. In recent years, Illinois Times has also won recognition for its investigative journalism, garnering statewide and national awards, as well as for breaking local and statewide news, helping set the agenda for the capital city of a major Midwestern state. The newspaper also strives to be the region's voice for arts and culture and provides Springfield¹s premier arts-and-entertainment section, including a comprehensive calendar of events, weekly film and music coverage, and regular lifestyle features, including popular local columns on food, cooking and gardening.

Illinois Times is a local institution that enjoys a statewide following and a diverse and loyal readership.

Springfield has a residential population of about 120,000, but commuters to state-government and medical-community jobs cause the weekday population to swell. Available at nearly 495 newsstands, including all government offices, each edition of Illinois Times is stitched and trimmed and most pages are printed in full color. IT has a weekly print circulation of 28,000 (estimated print readership of 70,000) as well as 15,000 weekly website users. The newspaper is also distributed in 14 nearby towns.

Illinois Times is a founding member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and a member of the Illinois Press Association.
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Recent AAN Awards

2008 Feature Story, 2nd Place (Circulation Below 55000) by Dusty Rhodes
2008 Music Criticism, 3rd Place (Circulation Below 55000) by Rene Spencer Saller
2007 Music Criticism, Honorable Mention (Circulation Below 55000) by Rene Spencer Saller
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Demographics

Age

 18-35 (45.6%)
 25-44 (55%)
 35-54 (51%)
 55+ (13%)
Gender

 F: 54%
 M: 46%
Education
Attended College:
86%

Graduated College:
69%
Occupation Professional/ Managerial:
43%

Median Household Income:
$62,000

Source: CVC annual telephone and online multi source survey

Staff

Title Name Email address*
Editor and publisher Fletcher Farrar ---
Business Manager Brenda Matheis ---
Senior Sales Associate Beth Parkes-Irwin ---
Staff Writer Patrick Yeagle ---
Graphic Designer Joseph Copley ---
Graphic Designer Dave Hine ---
Editorial Assistant Ann Farrar ---
Classified Marketplace Yolanda Bell ---
Calendar & Events Coordinator Nan Bulli ---
Associate Publisher Lisa Ellis ---
Writer Scott Faingold ---
Account Executive Teri Hill ---

* email addresses available to members only

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Recent Articles

Inside Springfield’s First Medical Pot Shop

We toured one of the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries, slated to open soon. Can this industry survive in the face of strict regulations?
Illinois Times  |  Brittany Hilderbrand and Patrick Yeagle  |  02-03-2016  |  Drugs

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Objections filed with Illinois election board raise questions.
Illinois Times  |  Patrick Yeagle  |  01-28-2016  |  Elections
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