Matt Hopf has joined The Herald-Whig newsroom as a staff writer in 2010. His primary responsibility is covering Illinois region news and features, and also writes the popular "Answers" column. A Palos Heights native, Matt received a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Illinois Springfield and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University. Before starting at The Herald-Whig, Matt interned with the GateHouse Media State Capital Bureau. He also interned at newspapers in Palos Heights and Tinley Park. In his free time, Matt roots for the Chicago White Sox and the Green Bay Packers, watches cooking shows religiously and plays trumpet in the Quincy Concert Band. Matt and his wife, Melissa, live in Quincy and have a daughter.
The Quincy Rotary Club pledged $108,000 to the Quincy Park Foundation in 2015 to cover the cost of the bridge on the new portion of the Klingner Trail between 12th and Fifth streets. Tuesday, it delivered the last check to meet -- and exceed -- that pledge.
The look that Bruce Guthrie sees on children's faces when they first see the lights in Washington Park during the Christmas holiday season tells him that lighting the park it is a worthy project for the District.
The city of Quincy does not have a time restriction on animal tethering, but there are requirements on how an animal may be tethered. "We have no laws about time," said Steve Scherer, Quincy animal control officer. "There are some cities that do."
There's really no go-to place for fall foliage forecasts, though the Missouri Department of Natural Resources does provide fall color reports on its wbsite. The National Weather Service fall colors guide sends visitors to various state sites for reports.
Westview Golf Course will not be getting video gaming machines. After 20 minutes of discussion at Wednesday's Quincy Park Board meeting, no commissioner would make a motion to allow the machines at the 27-hole public gold course, meaning the proposal died.
A flight paramedic with Air Evac Lifeteam in Quincy for about a year, Russell Flick knows how important air ambulance service is in the region. His daughter's life was saved with its help.He shared his story to the crew members and officials with Air Evac as well as others who attended Wednesday's 20th anniversary celebration of the Air Evac base at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Probable cause was found Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court in the case of a Quincy man accused of stabbing a woman in the neck and shoulder on Oct. 2.