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.
You can share news with others by email, Facebook and Twitter.

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 SJ-R 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 $5.99, charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the current monthly period.

Annual subscribers receive unlimited digital access for $39.99 per year, charged to the subscriber’s iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription will automatically renew each year after for $39.99, 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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Questions Concerns? Please contact us at or call 844-305-6985. We respond to every inquiry.

* 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 5.8

Adds podcast support, performance enhancements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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

Bestfruitslicer11 ,

SJ-R App Needs Work!

I pay for this subscription, yet it tells me every other week (literally) I’ve reached my free article limit. I’ve contacted SJ-R and they instructed me to remove the app and re-install it. So that’s what I have to do to be able to read articles every other week. I can’t understand why this is so difficult to fix!! Super annoying!

Nikhilbh ,

Nice navigation on the new app

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


GateHouse Media, Inc.
53.2 MB

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



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. SJ-R Monthly $5.99
  2. SJ-R Annual $39.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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