FAQ

Q: Where can I pick up a copy of Illinois Times?

Illinois Times is available at more than 500 distribution points throughout Sangamon, Morgan, Christian, Menard and Macoupin counties. It’s circulated to area businesses including grocery stores, pharmacies, gyms, coffee houses, restaurants, college campuses, state offices, gas stations and other retail locations. You can find Illinois Times in many highly visible, well-traveled areas around town, including tourist destinations. For more specific information, please call 217-753-2226 x134 or email bmatheis@illinoistimes.com.

Q: What is the circulation of Illinois Times?

We publish 28,000 print copies of Illinois Times every week. This translates into an audited readership of nearly 70,000 adult print readers each month, plus another 15,000-18,000 unique online readers each week. Altogether, Illinois Times reaches 37% of all adults in the region.

Q: What day is Illinois Times published?

A new issue is available every Thursday.

Q: What topics does Illinois Times cover?

We are dedicated to giving our readers an alternative source of news and opinions on local politics, communities, culture and the arts. We have the Springfield area’s most comprehensive calendar of events – coverage of the latest in movies, dining, music, visual arts and the printed word. We offer stories you won’t find anywhere else on topics ranging from city and state government to marijuana to prison reform to education.

Q: How can I find out about advertising opportunities?

We offer a variety of exciting ways to promote your product, service, business or event.

Display ads (traditional graphic ads throughout the paper) are available at extremely competitive rates. You can inquire about display advertising by using our online form here. If you’d prefer to speak with someone, please contact our associate publisher, James Bengfort at (217) 753-2226 ext. 142.

Q: How can I submit a listing to be included in the calendar?

Illinois Times’ calendar is the authoritative source for events all over central Illinois. You can submit your event online by clicking here. Register using a username and password, follow the prompts, then press ADD NEW event. Alternatively, you can send all the event details to our calendar editor at calendar@illinoistimes.com. Be sure to include contact information, so we can verify the listing.

Q: How can I send a letter to the editor?

We love to hear from our readers, especially in response to articles that have appeared in Illinois Times. Contact the editor at letters@illinoistimes.com.

Q: How can I contact a particular employee at Illinois Times?

Check out our About Us page here. You'll find phone numbers and email contact information for everyone, from our writers to our sales reps.

Q: How do I find a past issue?

Click here to access the digital archives on our website, which go back to 2008. Issues prior to 2008 are available on microfilm at Lincoln Library.

Q: How can I win stuff?

We often have drawings for a variety of fun and valuable prizes or contests. To see what you might be able to win this week, go to our Contest and Promotions page.