Illinois Times
  • 1320 S. State St.
  • P.O. Box 5256
  • Springfield, Illinois 62705
  • Phone: (217) 753-2226
  • Fax: (217) 753-2281
  • Circulation: 27,923 (as of December 2011)
  • Audited By: CVC Audit
  • 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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 25-44 (55%)
 35-54 (51%)
 55+ (13%)

 F: 54%
 M: 46%
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Source: CVC annual telephone study


Title Name Email address*
Editor and publisher Fletcher Farrar ---
Associate Publisher James Bengfort ---
Business Manager Brenda Matheis ---
Senior Sales Associate Beth Parkes-Irwin ---
Senior Sales Exec Tia Schoen ---
Staff Writer Patrick Yeagle ---
Graphic Designer Joseph Copley ---
Graphic Designer Dave Hine ---
Consultant Sharon Whalen ---

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