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 man charged in the attack of a friar at Quincy University will undergo a mental fitness exam. The preliminary hearing for George E. Scott IV, 36, was continued to allow time for Frank Froman to complete the exam.
Tuition increases and job cuts, as well as a new winter accelerated term, are being included as a ways to help balance next fiscal year's budget at John Wood Community College brought on by the continued state budget impasse.
A Philadelphia, Mo., man facing multiple charges in connection with the 2015 shooting death of a Hannibal man is set to go to trial next month.
The school, which opened in 1959, was named Monroe after the Quincy School Board sought proposals from the public. Was it a contest? It doesn't appear so.
Dr. Robert Abrams, associate professor and division chief for maternal-fetal medicine at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, highlighted the benefits of Telehealth by telephone Monday during Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti's tour of SIU Center for Family Medicine Quincy.
The mother of a 7-year-old girl killed in an accidental shooting last spring in southeastern Adams County has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Karen L. Torres, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm without a firearm owners card.
A Nov. 6, 1960, article in The Herald-Whig tried to find an answer but was unsuccessfulk. The narrow one-block street that runs east to west from Third to Fourth between State and Ohio was platted as "Milliners Alley."
The two video gaming machines in a corner of the White Horse Tavern see a steady stream of activity. It's common to see at least one person playing on a machine in the bar at 1639 Locust where one can find substantial Green Bay Packers memorabilia on the