Staff Writer

Matt Dutton

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Matt Dutton joined The Herald-Whig newsroom as a staff writer in October 2016. His primary responsibility is covering Illinois region news and features. A Monmouth native, Matt received a bachelor’s degree in English from Monmouth College. While at Monmouth College, he studied journalism under former NBC Nightly News Executive Director Joe Angotti. Before starting at The Herald-Whig, he interned with the Gatehouse Media Review Atlas in Monmouth. After receiving his degree, he became the Review Atlas’ staff reporter. In his free time, Matt enjoys hiking, fishing and playing the drums.

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Quincy News

Farm and Home Supply warehouse addition receives Plan Commission support

Farm and Home Supply can move forward with a warehouse addition after the Quincy Plan Commission on Tuesday approved a recommendation to rezone and divide the subdivision on which the addition will be built.

Runners prep for 12th annual Hull of a Race
Illinois News

Runners prep for 12th annual Hull of a Race

The annual race that sprung up just over a decade ago in the wake of two Parkinson's disease diagnoses in the small village of Hull has seen $100,000 donated to fight the disease. This year will mark the 12th annual 5K/10K run/walk.

Pike County Board approves wind farm
Illinois News

Pike County Board approves wind farm

The Pike County Board narrowly voted in favor of a new wind farm outside Pittsfield Monday night. Illinois Winds LLC's application for its 50 MW Panther Creek Wind Project -- 25 wind turbines to be installed at various privately owned sites.

LIFE STORIES: Artist learns forgiveness after life in foster system
Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Artist learns forgiveness after life in foster system

To save herself, Cathy Hayden first had to forgive her foster mother. Waitressing and working in a factory, Hayden was struggling to cope with life on her own, with the turbulence of her past - growing up in an orphanage and then the foster system.

Illinois News

Adams County Fair mixes traditional ag with unique entertainment options

The big draw at this year's Adams County Fair is expected to be the performance of Grammy-nominated country music duo, Brothers Osborne.

Centennial Farm status marks 100 years of memories for Wood family
Illinois News

Centennial Farm status marks 100 years of memories for Wood family

When Richard Wood walks his farm, he is stepping on the land his great-grandfather bought around the turn of the 20th century, the land his grandfather and father both worked, and the land on which he grew up.

Illinois News

Citizen plan for Warsaw Ambulance Service being considered

While Hancock County Board Chairman Delbert Kreps said the board wasn't "in a position to decide" yet, he said a citizens' proposal that would eliminate the dual response from Advanced Life Support units in Carthage and Warsaw is being considered.

Eagle Scout project helps Sunset Home residents recall childhood memories
Illinois News

Eagle Scout project helps Sunset Home residents recall childhood memories

Eli Mittermeyer's Eagle Scout project has planted a seed in the minds of the residents at Sunset Home.

Illinois News

Higbee School demolition to begin next week

The Pittsfield City Council has signed a contract with LLB Construction to demolish the site of the former Higbee School.The city will pay LLB Construction $24,750 to demolish the existing structure before cleaning up and covering the site.

Western Illinois Threshers Show marks 50th year
Illinois News

Western Illinois Threshers Show marks 50th year

The upcoming Western Illinois Threshers Show will mark half a century of celebrating a bygone way of life. Since beingorganized in 1968, Western Illinois Threshers has seen the annual show become one of the largest gatherings in Hancock County.