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 U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, which includes Northeast Missouri, knows his office will aggressively prosecute violent crime, but he also realizes that prosecution isn't the only solution to prevent it.
Biyang Klingel has lived in the Unite States since 2011. Before immigrating to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, she lived in a large city in China with little green space. She doesn't have that problem anymore.
The Quincy Park District wants to install synthetic turf at a second district ballfield. The district published notices Wednesday seeking bids for naming rights proposals for Wavering Field, which would help pay for a new synthetic surface.
An Adair County jury took less than two hours to find a Lewis County man not guilty in connection with the 2017 shooting death of his stepfather.
The 50-day period has started to collect any public comments on renaming Riverview Park on Quincy's northwest side after the late Ben Bumbry.
The trial of a Quincy man charged in the 2015 shooting death of another Quincy man has been delayed at least another month.
Adams County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Goehl has participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run -- both as a runner and a driver -- but this year was the first time he handed off the torch to the next leg of the run.