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Matt Hopf

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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.

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Quincy News

American Legion seeks portion of old Army Reserve center

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.

When will online newspaper archive at Quincy library be expanded?
Answers

When will online newspaper archive at Quincy library be expanded?

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.

Alderman wants count of vacant homes after string of fires
Local Government

Alderman wants count of vacant homes after string of fires

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.

Court documents: Pike County, Mo., man told police he shot stepson
Police & Courts

Court documents: Pike County, Mo., man told police he shot stepson

The rural Bowling Green man charged in last week's shooting death of his stepson allegedly told police that he shot him.

Quincy News

United Way names new executive director

Todd Bale has spent the last 18 years working for Boys and Girls Clubs across the country with much success, but he decided to explore other nonprofit opportunities.

Police & Courts

2 Marion County men jailed, charged in law officer assault cases

Two Marion County men have been charged in separate incidents as suspects in the assault of law enforcement officers.

Greitens touts right-to-work during Canton visit; doesn't directly address petition
Missouri News

Greitens touts right-to-work during Canton visit; doesn't directly address petition

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.

Hundreds volunteer for 'Love the Q'
Quincy News

Hundreds volunteer for 'Love the Q'

Mark Schenk was putting in some sweat equity, but he didn't mind. He knew it would benefit the community.

Local Government

Simon named director of Adams County Ambulance

John Simon, who has been interim director of the Adams County Ambulance Service for seven months, was named director during a special meeting of the Adams County Ambulance Board late Friday afternoon.

Iowa woman charged in Wednesday shooting; other person sought
Police & Courts

Iowa woman charged in Wednesday shooting; other person sought

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.