Get push alerts for breaking news in central Illinois and read the latest in sports, entertainment and obituaries. Share our stories with your friends and flip through our photo galleries. The Journal Star app is the best way to stay informed on what's happening in Peoria, the Tri-County Area and beyond.

The app is free to download, and all users can access a sampling of articles per month.

For unlimited digital access, users can choose either a monthly or annual auto-renewing subscription.
Subscribers get full access to all content in-app, plus unlimited Journal Star web and e-edition access.

New monthly subscribers receive unlimited digital access for just 99¢ for the first month,* charged to the subscriber’s iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription will renew automatically each month after for $4.99, charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the current monthly period.

Annual subscribers receive unlimited digital access for $34.99 per year, charged to the subscriber’s iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription will automatically renew each year after for $34.99, charged within the 24 hours prior to the end of the current annual period.

All subscriptions can be managed through the subscriber’s iTunes account settings anytime after purchase. Subscriptions must be cancelled at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current period to avoid the automatic renewal charge.

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* Promotional offer for new subscribers only. Smartphone and tablet apps are not supported on all devices. Prices shown are in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply.

What’s New

Version 15.5

Fixes a bug that caused some subscribed users to become logged out repeatedly.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
46 Ratings
46 Ratings
Keith80 ,

Updated Review

Got an email from the developer today saying the ad bug has been fixed and to update my review. Well, it hasn’t. Ads keep popping up making you lose your place in the feed.

And it’s especially frustrating since the old app worked so well and the devs broke it probably because someone wanted the ad structure more prominent.

Come on, this is a simple news app, how much effort does it take to get it right?

Developer Response ,

This bug with ads has been fixed – let us know if you still experience issues:

Frustrated61524 ,


The way this App works is just stupid. You download and get to read 4 or 5 articles. Then you get a pop up that says you have read all free articles and now you can subscribe for a subscription. That’s not happening. Just let me download the App and read daily without the pop ups. You really don’t have enough news here to warrant paying.

Tnp1011 ,

Works great

Have had no issues with the app for months. Great job resolving the problems

Developer Response ,

We'd love to help you get the app working better – email us at


GateHouse Media, Inc.
49.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Journal Star - Monthly $4.99
  2. Journal Star - Annual $34.99


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