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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Panera Bread building is starting to take shape at the Quincy Commons Shopping Center parking lot at 38th and Broadway.
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 highway construction worth $2.3 billion could be halted at the end of the month because of the state budget impasse.