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.
Prosecutors have announced their intention to seek the death penalty in the case of a former Quincy resident accused of drowning her 8-year-old son in 2017.
A mobile substation was parked at the Ameren Illinois substation at North 22nd and Spruce right before the July 13, 2015, windstorm that knocked out power for the majority of the city of Quincy.
Bond was increased to a combined $600,000 for a Quincy man accused of violating an order of protection for a Quincy teenager who drowned Oct. 27.
An expert will be hired for the defense of a Pittsfield man charged in the beating death of another Pittsfield man.
Kaylee Mehochko will be rememberd as a quiet and loving person. She loved animals, music and hoped to become a pediatric physician. "She was very soft spoken, very mild mannered," her uncle Jim May remembered.
Jury selection is expected to take two days in the second trial of the Quincy charged in the shooting death of another Quincy man.