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Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 01:34 pm

About IT

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 Springfield’s 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 510 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 20,000 weekly website users. The newspaper is also distributed in 16 towns nearby the capital city.  

Illinois Times is a founding member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and a member of the Illinois Press Association.


1240 S. 6th St.
Springfield, Illinois 62703
P.O. Box 5256
Springfield, Illinois 62705
Phone: (217) 753-2226
Fax: (217) 753-2281
Our weekly circulation is 28,000, audited by CVC of St. Louis MO. 


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