Deborah Gertz Husar has covered West-Central Illinois and agriculture at The Herald-Whig since 1989. She is a graduate of Knox College and received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a native of St. Louis.
Allison Kessinger says riding a bike is like active meditation.
"I usually listen to a podcast, a book or something and just get outside and ride," Kessinger said.
Val Paden heads down the hallway at Quincy Junior High School pushing two loaded food carts ahead of her.
"Here we go," Paden said.
Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb wants to assure the community of three things.
The school district is still operational, still doing well and still managing COVID-19 cases -- 18 active positives as of Wednesday.
New projections for the corporate personal property replacement tax mean a better bottom line in the 2020-21 budget for Quincy Public Schools.
In a time of social unrest nationwide, Phil Bradshaw believes the story of New Philadelphia and its founder Free Frank McWorter resonates more than ever.