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.
Sentencing has been delayed for a Quincy man who pleaded guilty in the 2019 shooting death of another Quincy man on the city's northwest side.
A Quincy resident and a Quincy Public Schools paraeducator has kicked off her campaign for Adams County Clerk and Recorder.
Tracy Kiefer sees the community helping the community as the school years approaches.
A daily record number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was reported Friday in Adams County, nad hte courthouse will be limiting access starting next week after several employees at the Sheriff's Department tested positive.
Adams County has reported the second COVID-19-related death of a county resident. The Adams County Health Department on Wednesday announced that a woman in her 90s had tested positive for the virus.
Continued restrictions in the coronavirus pandemic have made the Quincy Park District adjust its summer programs.