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.
American Legion Post 37 in Quincy sees a new facility as a way to expand its hours, recruit members and, more importantly, raise money for its causes, but a new facility won't come easy. However, the Legion sees an option that would allow it to move forward with a new home.
The Quincy Public Library digital newspaper archive contains newspapers from 1835 through May 1926. The library and newspaper continue to work with the state of Illinois, federal agencies and other sources to secure additional grant funding to expand it.
Highlighting five fires in vacant homes that had utilities disconnected in the city this year, one Quincy alderman is asking the city to collect data on derelict, vacant buildings.
The rural Bowling Green man charged in last week's shooting death of his stepson allegedly told police that he shot him.
Two Marion County men have been charged in separate incidents as suspects in the assault of law enforcement officers.
Gov. Eric Greitens reiterated Saturday that Missouri's right-to-work law is essential to growing Missouri's economy, but he did not specifically address questions on the effort to block it.
The Burlington, Iowa, woman arrested in connection with Wedensday's shooting at Fourth and Hampshire in downtwon Quincy made her first appearance Thursday in Adams County Circuit Court.