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.
Illinois needs to "return to fiscal sanity" and pass a balanced budget, the president and CEO of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce told a Quincy audience Friday at the annual business leaders breakfast for state Rep. Randy Frese, R-Paloma.
Mayoral challenger Jeff VanCamp called a political mailer put out by Citizens for Kyle Moore a "Chicago-style" attack piece during a debate Wednesday, while Mayor Kyle Moore defended the ad, which blames VanCamp for Park District tax increases.
Sales taxes will be lower in four Northeast Missouri counties starting in August after the local share of construction work on U.S. 36 is paid off.
A compromise was approved Monday to allow a downtown business to install a sign that's slightly larger than allowed under Quincy ordinance.
Titan International has reported $307.3 million in sales for the fourth quarter of 2016 and $1.26 billion in sales for the year. Annual sales were down 9.3 percent from the $1.39 million reported in 2015.
Commercial flights to and from Quincy Regional Airport would be threatened under the federal budget proposed Thursday by President Donald Trump. Trump's $1.15 trillion spending plan calls for reducing U.S. Department of Transportation funding $2.4 billion.
A $1.66 million annual budget was approved for the Oakley-Lindsay Center and related operations Wednesday. OLC Executive Director Rob Ebbing said the 2017-18 budget is up $56,000 from the current year's spending plan.
Verbal sparring illuminated the differences between Quincy's candidates for mayor during their third joint forum in a little more than two weeks. Mayor Kyle Moore said Alderman Jeff VanCamp "is a critic, not a leader" who has talked in platitudes while offering few specifics. VanCamp said Moore is "disingenuous" to create campaign material that says there are fewer crimes "today" while quoting figures from 2015, when violent crimes were on the rise.