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.
The lead detective in the Carlous Wires shooting death investigation testified Friday that police had to investigate rumors from the street in the case.
A building permit with the city of Quincy shows that the former Motorola plant at 17th and Locust is having space renovated along with the addition of a few offices.
Testimony in the Steven E. Gavin retrial started out nearly identical to the first trial in February 2019 that ended in a mistrial after the jury became deadlocked.
The installation of a fitness equipment station at Bob Mays Park last fall has led to plans for additional stations throughout the Quincy Park District, as well as outdoor fitness classes starting this spring.
An inspector general's investigation into Illinois' child welfare agency after the October 2018 deaths of two Quincy children found multiple lapses into the department's ongoing investigation with the family.
The privately-funded sculptures are being installed at the five elementary schools, Quincy Junior High School, Quincy High School and Quincy Notre Dame High School as part of a partnership between Arts Quincy and the Moorman Foundation as a way to celebra
Jury selection remains set to start Monday in the case of a Quincy man charged in the 2015 shooting death of another Quincy man after a short-notice evidentiary hearing was required Thursday afternoon.