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About the Forum

The Illinois Editorial FORUM is a nonprofit organization of community activists with a wide range of issue areas and journalists working to communicate ideas to the public and stimulate policy debate by tapping into the power of the media.

Over the years, editors have come to recognize the Illinois Editorial FORUM for well-written, well-researched, and thought-provoking commentary on topics including energy policy , TANF reform , ethics reform , treatment centers for women .

On average, media packets reach 1.7 million households through print and 2.55 million listeners and viewers through the broadcast media. Commentary from the Illinois Editorial FORUM regularly appear in Chicago Tribune (circ. 664,584) , Peoria Journal Star (circ. 75,500) , Chicago's The Extra (circ. 68,000) , Springfield Illinois Times (circ. 33,000) , Quincy Herald-Whig (circ. 26,000) , Palos Heights Regional News (circ. 18,590) , Cahokia Herald (circ. 14,000) , Waterloo Republic-Times (circ. 4,000) , Lansing-Lynwood Star (circ. 3,200) , St. Anne Record (circ. 620) . Forum materials also receive significant local use/coverage by broadcast media throughout the state.