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.
Director of Parks Matt Higley said the tree is set for removal this winter. Higley said tree removeal in the district is typically set in the winter unless a tree poses an immediate risk, because the district doesn't have a stanalone forestry crew.
A Quincy man who had secretly recorded children in his home over two years was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for one count of sexual exploitation of a child.
QUINCY -- A group looking to bring back a drive-thru holiday lights display in Moorman and Wavering parks received approval. The Quincy Park Board approved a one-year agreement with Festival of Lights Inc. Wednesday night. Eric Dooley of Festival of Lights
A new transitional housing program will be launched starting next month as part of a more than $400,000 grant.
The former chaplain for a Quincy nursing home was sentenced to 26 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to multiple sex abuse charges, including ones alleging he abused two residents at the facility.
Shelby Kite spent 73 days in a closet-sized hospital room waiting for the perfect the perfect heart to arrive.
Megan Duesterhaus-AuBuchon didn't waste any time to contact area colleges letting them know that a self-administered or at-home sexual assault evidence kit was a terrible idea.