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

United Way pushes Addicts Victorious to measure success rate

United Way of Adams County began pushing for its agencies to measure outcome and effectiveness in the early 2000s.

WWII nurse marks 100th birthday by receiving award
Quincy News

WWII nurse marks 100th birthday by receiving award

Ruth Doellman Teijido's century-long life has not always been easy. The eldest of 10 children, Teijido grew up during the Great Depression. She studied nursing and joined the American Red Cross, which led to her serving in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

Illinois News

County seeking new approach to nonviolent crime

QUINCY -- Those being incarcerated for nonviolent crimes are community members and neighbors. Retired judge Jim Radcliffe stressed that point during a meeting among Adams County leaders and Adult Redeploy Illinois representatives at the Adams County Courth

Insurers abandon ACA markets as rates climb
Health

Insurers abandon ACA markets as rates climb

People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018.

Illinois News

Mendon breaking ground on one of biggest vet memorials in area

The village of Mendon will break ground Saturday on one of the largest veterans memorials in the area. The jet black and light-gray polished granite monument will be more than 16 feet in length.

Illinois News

Glow Run puts twist on traditional 5K

Illini Fitness' annual Glow Run puts a family-friendly spin on the traditional 5K. The 5K Fun Run/Walk kicks off at sunset and winds runners and walkers through the streets of Pittsfield at night.

Likes Lecture promotes New Philadelphia site for national landmark status
Illinois News

Likes Lecture promotes New Philadelphia site for national landmark status

The annual Marvin J. and Thomas Leo Likes Lecture Series has a special purpose this year: raising awareness for the New Philadelphia Association site as the National Park Service considers it to be designated a national landmark.

Dairy Queen in Quincy Mall to close in June
Quincy News

Dairy Queen in Quincy Mall to close in June

The Dairy Queen in Quincy Mall will be closing its doors next month. A classified advertisement in The Herald-Whig's Sunday edition advertised an online-only auction for the business's equipment.

Illinois News

Minority jury selection reform not as realistic in Adams County

A push to promote inclusiveness in jury pools in some Illinois metropolitan hubs may not be as applicable in Adams County.

Carthage singers recognized nationally to perform Friday
Illinois News

Carthage singers recognized nationally to perform Friday

Three local musicians who recently were recognized on the national stage will hold a celebratory concert at Legacy Theater this weekend.