The State Journal-Register is Illinois' oldest newspaper, covering politics, local news, sports and more in the capital city of Springfield and central Illinois. The SJ-R app puts our articles, photography, videos and more at your fingertips.
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The SJ-R app is free to download, and all users can access a sampling of articles per month. Subscribers get full access to all content in-app, plus unlimited access to and the electronic replica of the newspaper, with a digital subscription.

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Digital Subscription Options:

• Monthly Renewal - unlimited digital access for 99¢ for the first month renewing at $5.99 per month. Cancel anytime.

• Annual Renewal - unlimited digital access for $39.99 per year. Cancel anytime.

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What’s New

Version 5.3

Adds in-app subscription purchase, performance enhancements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
Nikhilbh ,

Nice navigation on the new app

Really like the new navigation. Especially being able to see the top stories sooner and real time.

WJWebb ,

Pretty good app

This is a nicely laid out app and does an excellent job for what it's designed to do. The only drawback for me was paying for this app (quite some time ago) and it still displays advertisements! I've never seen another app that does that. Usually, when you pay those are removed. I've gotten used to them, as they don't get in the way to much but the removal in the paid version would have gotten the app 5 stars.

Bill in Springfield ,

Accessible for voice over users

Navigation among the articles using voice over screen reader works, which it did not with previous versions. However, I agree with other comments regarding article organization


GateHouse Media, Inc.
56.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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In-App Purchases
  1. SJ-R Monthly $5.99
  2. SJ-R Annual $39.99


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