The State Journal-Register

The State Journal-Register

By GateHouse Media, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2015-08-03
  • Current Version: 5.8
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 50.76 MB
  • Developer: GateHouse Media, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 65 Ratings


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. Privacy Policy: Terms of Service: 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.



  • New SJ-R app

    By Dave A M
    This is nothing like the blue app which I still have on my iPhone and mini ipad - but !!!- can no longer load on my new iPad It is nothing like the SJ-R paper view I like -It’s a change to something like all news app do I only want the original SJ-R app which for some reason you can no longer get unless you already have it on something as an old iPhone or iPad -nothing new can have because no longer at App Store Once they take the original SJ-R app away on older devices -I no have a choice but be force to no longer be able to read the newspaper view of SJ-R
  • Medicre at best

    By RANDy Corporation
    I wonder if the SJ-R advises those who pay to advertise on their very basic app that they block people who actually use the app and therefore fewer people see the ads they are being paid to run? Content is very lacking, especially local content. It is easier going to the web site than using the app which defeats the very purpose of the app.
  • Nice navigation on the new app

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

    By Mark Jones Crissey
    Poor app. Stories are not updated. 2-3 days can pass before changes appear. Some stories are nothing more than a white page. Opening this app has locked my phone (I phone 10) numerous times. Use at your own risk.
  • Terrible

    By 123458885422
    Stories are not updated the same ones there day after day. Not organized well, i.e. Local,national, opinion etc.. Biggest complaint; can't download the day's news and read offline. The old app, just a copy of the print version, was much better!
  • Micci

    By Kevin R Lehmann
    This app is total junk impossible to use
  • Horrible

    By PooPooChunks
    This app is worthless. The SJ-R doesn't even try anymore. The obituaries are not updated for days at a time.
  • Poor news source

    By Cent. Ill. boy
    The app is okay if you want to check the news every couple of days. Needs to be kept up to date throughout the day. Look at St. Louis Post Dispatch and see how a news app is continually updated.
  • Pitiful

    The electronic version has no date and is missing a great deal of copy from the printed version, I'm switching back to the printed paper.pitiful!
  • So-so

    By BobC44
    Not bad for a smaller newspaper. As an out-of-towner gives me enough information on the important news!