Springfield, IL:

Illinois Times

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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 columns on 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 475 newsstands, including all government offices, Illinois Times has a circulation of 30,000, an estimated readership of 70,000, and 38 percent market penetration. 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.


Publication Day: Thursday
Base Circulation: 30,000
Audited Circulation: 26,229
Single-issue Readership: 32,000
4-issue Cume Readership: 141,000

Unique Visitors: 55,510
Page Views: 86,390

Audit/Readership Sources:
PRINT: The Media Audit (Jan 2010 - Mar 2011),
Circulation Verification Council (Dec. 31, 2015)
ONLINE: Google Analytics (Jun 2011)