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

Quincy native touring with Broadway show 'Kinky Boots'

Quincy native Jordan Archibald woke up Wednesday morning in Richmond, and by the end of the day Thursday, he had performed in Lima, Ohio, and Indiana, Pa. Archibald, 22, is touring with a production of the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots."

LIFE STORIES: Young Life helps student overcome crippling anxiety
Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Young Life helps student overcome crippling anxiety

The first time Gabby Pratt attended an event at Quincy Young Life, she spent most of it in the bathroom. Crippled by an anxiety attack, her first hour there was full of terror as she hid out in a stall. Pratt now helps other students who are in the position she once was.

Mount Sterling divided on Main Street upgrades
Illinois News

Mount Sterling divided on Main Street upgrades

An uptown improvement project in Mount Sterling has become a controversy, pitting one Mount Sterling alderman against the other council members.

Drug Awareness Day stresses decision-making to Pike County students
Illinois News

Drug Awareness Day stresses decision-making to Pike County students

The Pittsfield Rotary Club's annual Drug Awareness Day has shifted over the years to incorporate issues plaguing younger generations.

Illinois News

Liberty Wellness Fair speaker urges students to show empathy

Liberty School District junior high and high school students got a break from their daily routine Friday when the school brought in more than a dozen speakers to present on all aspects of emotional wellness.

Hancock County Board shuts down county website
Illinois News

Hancock County Board shuts down county website

The Hancock County Board agreed to pull the county's website down Tuesday night until someone can be found to manage it.

'All the folks here are hiring': Big career fair draws hundreds to JWCC
Quincy News

'All the folks here are hiring': Big career fair draws hundreds to JWCC

Job hunters had the opportunity to scout availabilities from more than 20 local employers Thursday afternoon at the Region's Largest Career Fair at John Wood Community College.

Many residents speak out against privatization at town hall meeting
Quincy News

Many residents speak out against privatization at town hall meeting

Mayor Kyle Moore's town hall Tuesday night touched on many points he has addressed at previous town halls -- the biggest difference was how many people were present to hear it. And several opposed the idea of privitazing city services to balance the budget.

Education

Liberty school event to focus on emotional wellbeing

Inspired by Quincy High School's student-driven Welcome and Wellness Conference, Liberty School District will hold a similar event for its students Friday.

LIFE STORIES: Former football player finds life beyond traumatic brain injury
Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Former football player finds life beyond traumatic brain injury

Ryan Jansen was on track to go to West Point and eyeing a military career when a hard hit during a particularly hot football practice shattered those dreams.