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

Audio recording of July shooting to be allowed in court

An audio recording reportedly made during the July shooting of a Quincy man can be presented as evidence in the upcoming trial of his wife, Amanda A. Perry, 34.

LIFE STORIES: Retired Air Force medic gets second start in life
Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Retired Air Force medic gets second start in life

The best way to face life knowing a lung transplant is looming in your future is to stay in the moment. Betsy Powell backs that advice with first-hand experience.

20 Under 40: Kyra Snyder
20 Under 40

20 Under 40: Kyra Snyder

20 Under 40: Kyra Snyder full interview

20 Under 40: Jason Pohren
20 Under 40

20 Under 40: Jason Pohren

20 Under 40: Jason Pohren full interview

Quincy News

Quincy Park District Fall Festival sees good turnout despite heat

Sweat isn't generally associated with a September festival, but it showed up at Quincy Park District's second annual Fall Festival Saturday as temperatures climbed into the 90s.

Friends of Unit 4 impact on display at Fall Festival
Illinois News

Friends of Unit 4 impact on display at Fall Festival

The Friends of Unit 4 held its largest annual event, the Fall Festival, Saturday at the Adams County Fairgrounds. The free-admission event began at 1 p.m. and continued into the night, wrapping up at 11 p.m. after a performance by Brushville.

Illinois News

Hancock County strategic plan unveiled at EDC annual meeting

Hancock County's new strategic plan was unveiled Thursday night during the annual meeting of the Hancock County Economic Development Corp.

Social services fair to be one-stop shop for those in need
Quincy News

Social services fair to be one-stop shop for those in need

Vatterott College and the Salvation Army are teaming up to offer a one-stop shop for people in need. Services provided at the first Adams County Community Connection social services fair will run the gamut from legal assistance to haircuts.

Illinois News

Hancock County supervisor of assessments dismissal upheld

The Hancock County Board held a hearing on the dismissal of the county's supervisor of assessments Tuesday night. Kelly Joiner was dismissed at a July 18 board meeting for allegedly committing official misconduct.

Illinois News

Pittsfield council wants to demolish former tavern

With the success of the sale of the site of the former Higbee School, the city of Pittsfield is looking to address some of the city's other older buildings.