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Why are we charging for online access?

Many of our readers asked for their newspaper to be available on their computers, tablets and smart phones. On April 15th, we launched a freshly redesigned website that looks great and is easy to use on most mobile devices. In addition, we made a significant expansion in the amount of content available online.

The News-Gazette charges for this expanded digital access so we can continue to invest in the quality journalism you know and deserve. Real news is the product we sell. It is gathered, reported and edited by trained and experienced professionals who subscribe to a code of ethics. They bring decades of experience to the task of better understanding the world around us.

More information can be found in our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

How current subscribers get digital access

All print edition subscribers can enjoy complimentary digital access. Subscribers will need to create a member user account that will be associated with their print subscription. The member user account will have unlimited access to News-Gazette.com content as long as the print subscription remains valid.

Click the button below to create a member user account, verify your existing subscription, and enjoy uninterrupted access to our website.

How new customers start a subscription

New subscribers have four packages from which to choose. Any of the packages can be purchased online with the use of a credit or debit card. Online subscribers will gain instant access to news, announcements, articles, blogs, multimedia and much more!

NG VIP Member


  • 7 day home delivery
  • All access to News-Gazette.com
  • eEdition access
  • Illini HQ access
The VIP member package offers you the very best in daily news, features, and sports coverage. Get your news any way you want, delivered to your door and on any device. This package comes with 7-day home delivery of our award winning newspaper, unlimited online access, including Illini HQ and the eEdition, and VIP Member Events and rewards.
$17.78/month



Print Plus


  • 4 day home delivery
  • All access to News-Gazette.com
  • eEdition access
  • Illini HQ access
Our Print Plus package offers the very best of our digital packages, including premium content on News-Gazette.com, access to the eEdition, and Illini HQ. In addition, Print Plus subscribers will have their morning paper delivered to their door Thursday through Sunday every week.
$14.33/month



Digital Only


  • All access to News-Gazette.com
  • eEdition access
  • Illini HQ access
Our Digital Only packages offers readers real news on any device. There's no app to download, only your favorite web browser and your News-Gazette member login. Gain access to almost every article we publish in our print newspaper and much more each and every day. Log into your account from your iPad, iPhone, Android device, desktop computer, or even your Kindle Fire. Digital subscribers will also enjoy complimentary access to our eEdition daily paper.
$7.99/month



Illini HQ Only


  • Illini HQ access
Do you crave award-winning sports reporting on your favorite Big Ten school? The Illini HQ package offers readers the very best in sports reporting, including award-winning coverage from long-time community voices. Read opinion articles, interviews, player analysis, and game breakdowns of your favorite Illini teams.
$3.99/month



For other subscription options, please call our Customer Care department between the hours of 5AM and 5PM Monday through Friday, 8am to Noon on Saturday, at 217-351-5252 or toll free at 1-800-660-7323.