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How do I send a press release or share an idea for a story?

We ask that press releases be submitted in writing. They may be delivered in person or by postal service to The Herald-Whig, 130 S. Fifth, Quincy, IL, 62301, or by email to news@whig.com. Immediate questions may be directed to News Editor Jason Lewton at 217-221-3321, or toll free at 800-373-9444, ext. 321, or by email at jlewton@whig.com. The newsroom is staffed during normal business hours, but it's best to call after 11 a.m.


If your news deals directly with a sports activity, send it to sports@whig.com. For more information, call Sports Editor David Adam at 217-221-3376, or toll free at 800-373-9444, ext. 376.

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How do I submit an event for the community calendar?

A calendar of area events is listed each Sunday on the Out & About page. The calendar is updated throughout the week, and part of it appears each weekday. The calendar lists activities of clubs, organizations and other nonprofit groups throughout the region.


We encourage you to submit your calendar items on our Things to Do page online. By submitting online, your calendar item will appear on both Whig.com and WGEM.com, as well as on the Out & About page in Sunday's Herald-Whig. Click here to view the calendar and submit items.

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How do I submit an announcement for the People and Professions feature that appears on Sunday?

The People and Professions feature that appears each Sunday features brief items about honors, activities, appointments and promotions. We will be glad to publish a photo with these items. Because of the volume of such news, some time may pass before routine announcements are published. Press releases may be sent to peopleinbiz@whig.com. Please contact Ken Jones at 217-221-3373 with any questions. 

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How do I submit a letter to the editor?

Feel free to express an opinion on a subject in a letter to the editor. Letters are published weekdays and Sundays. Letters should be no more than 400 words long, with a signature, home address and telephone number. We verify all letters before publication. We will publish your name and the town in which you live, but we will not publish your street address or telephone number. Routine expressions of gratitude following regularly schedules community events are not published. However, if you with to express your thanks for a special services or remembrances such as a 50th anniversary, we accept such letter for a Thanks, Neighbor feature. Letters may be submitted by email to letters@whig.com

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How do I submit an item about upcoming plays, concerts, exhibits or other arts activities?

On Sundays, The Herald-Whig publishes a Spotlight page with news items and features about upcoming plays, concerts, exhibits and related activities. The items also are published on our entertainment website, TheLocalQ.com. If you have an item you would like to see published, send it to The Herald-Whig, in care of Cody Bozarth, 130 S. Fifth St., Quincy, IL 62301, or email it to arts@whig.com. Questions may be directed to Bozarth at 217-221-3363. The deadline for Sunday publications is noon Monday. 

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How do I send a news item about a religious event — a concert or guest speaker, for example?

We will be glad to include this information about special church services, revivals, concerts, fundraisers and other church news on our FYI Religion page that runs every Saturday. Announcements of new pastors, ministers or other staff changes also are published in this column. We do not publish listings of routine and recurring church services. News items and photos must be submitted by noon Wednesday for Saturday publication. Submit items by email to faith@whig.com. Contact Ben Levin at 217-221-3368 with any questions. 

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How do I submit an item about my band playing at a local venue or other nightlife activities and events?

On Thursdays, the FYI Weekend page includes items about area nightlife. Our entertainment website, TheLocalQ.com, also features local entertainment news. If you have an item to submit, send it in care of Cody Bozarth or email it to cbozarth@whig.com. Questions may be directed to Bozarth at 217-221-3363.


You can also submit your event to our Things to Do calendar on Whig.com by clicking here

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How do I submit an announcement for my engagement, wedding or anniversary?

Engagements, weddings and anniversaries are published on Sundays. Engagements and weddings should be submitted at least two weeks before the desired publication date, and anniversaries should be submitted at least one week before. Please include a daytime phone number and/or email address for any questions we may have.


The information may be submitted in several ways.


You can fill out the online form:


Click here for engagement form.


Click here for wedding form.


Click here for anniversary form.

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How do I submit news about my club or organization?

Routine club news is printed in the Noteworthy section in Sunday's edition. Noteworthy items should be submitted one week in advance to milestones@whig.com or mailed to The Herald-Whig, 130 S. Fifth, Quincy, IL, 62301.