Senior Writer

Doug Wilson

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dwilson@whig.com
@DougWilsonWHIG

Doug Wilson is senior writer, covering state and national politics, business and transportation issues. He has held several reporting and editing positions since joining The Herald-Whig in 1986. Wilson received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He previously was editor of the Edina Sentinel and wire editor at the Hannibal Courier-Post. Wilson is pastor of the Knox City (Mo.) Baptist Church. He and his wife, Alma, have three adult children and four grandchildren.

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Quincy News

Cancer relay brings families, caregivers together for a cure

Five members of the Howell family attended Friday's Relay for Life event wearing T-shirts that said "Cathy's Cancer Crushers." The Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Crim to retire as city treasurer to meet family obligations
Local Government

Crim to retire as city treasurer to meet family obligations

Peggy Crim is stepping down as Quincy city treasurer. “It has become increasingly clear that growing family obligations require more of my time than this job allows. I need to continue to put my family first and to do that it is only fair to the city, and to the treasurer's office, that I step aside,” Crim said.

Quincyans tell mayor about neighborhood issues
Quincy News

Quincyans tell mayor about neighborhood issues

Mayor Kyle Moore was told about a manhole at an intersection that was causing problems for one constituent who attended Wednesday's Mayor in the Park event. Others who attended talked about nuisance properties or issues in their neighborhoods.

Mall unveils kickstart program to entice small businesses
Business

Mall unveils kickstart program to entice small businesses

New or expanding businesses have some new incentives to locate in the Quincy Mall. Cullinan Properties, Ltd., has launched the Cullinan Kickstart program to offer entrepreneurs and small businesses a variety of lease and financing options.

Business

New Panera Bread building will have drive-thru lane

A new Panera Bread building is starting to take shape at the Quincy Commons Shopping Center parking lot at 38th and Broadway.

Five airlines seek to serve Quincy Regional Airport
Transportation

Five airlines seek to serve Quincy Regional Airport

Five airlines are vying for a federal contract to serve Quincy Regional Airport, and some of the proposals would offer flights to Chicago as well as St. Louis. Click for copies of all proposals from the five companies.

Illinois road work to end July 1 due to lack of budget
Transportation

Illinois road work to end July 1 due to lack of budget

Illinois highway construction worth $2.3 billion could be halted at the end of the month because of the state budget impasse.

Rauner calls special session to approve budget
Illinois News

Rauner calls special session to approve budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner has called the Legislature into special session to work on a budget. "Republicans in the General Assembly have laid out a compromise budget plan that I can sign," Rauner said in a video announcing the special session.

Education

JWCC budget down due to state budget crisis

John Wood Community College will have the lowest annual budget since 2009 when the $14.2 million spending plan comes up for final approval next month.

American pride shows through on Flag Day
Quincy News

American pride shows through on Flag Day

Members of the Quincy High School football squad were practicing another type of teamwork Wednesday as they put out American flags in honor of Flag Day.