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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Illinois News

Smart upgrades trim utility costs for Oakley-Lindsay Center

QUINCY -- Upgrades in lighting, heating and cooling systems at the Oakley-Lindsay Center are paying off with lower utility bills. Rob Ebbing, the OLC's executive director, said annual utility bills have fallen from $123,891 eight years ago to $76,222 last

UPDATED: Duckworth promises help getting federal dollars for Veterans Home
Illinois News

UPDATED: Duckworth promises help getting federal dollars for Veterans Home

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Tuesday in Quincy that she will help get federal money to tackle the Legionella bacteria problems at the Illinois Veterans Home.

Quincy City Council gets feedback on solutions for budget shortfall
Local Government

Quincy City Council gets feedback on solutions for budget shortfall

Quincy aldermen weighed a number of options Tuesday to close a budget shortfall expected this year and next, among them an end to city garbage and recycling collection, increased city fees, and a hike in the home rule sales tax.

Frerichs promotes state program to fund loans in rural areas
Illinois News

Frerichs promotes state program to fund loans in rural areas

Banks in rural Illinois can access $500 million from a state program to help provide low-interest loans. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs was at the Adams County Farm Bureau office Monday to promote the program, called Community Uplift.

Illinois News

City Council eyes budget shortfall, seeks possible solutions

QUINCY -- Faced with a revenue shortfall of more than $600,000 in this budget year, city officials will hold a public update session and a discussion of possible solutions Tuesday night. "We must face the hard truth that relying on revenue from Springfield

STATE OF THE CITY: Quincy growing, eyeing even brighter future
Quincy News

STATE OF THE CITY: Quincy growing, eyeing even brighter future

Big things are happening in Quincy, with more than $109 million in private sector construction projects, and there could be bigger things ahead, Mayor Kyle Moore told members of the Exchange Club Friday.

Germanfest to mark 30 years of Sister City exchanges
Quincy News

Germanfest to mark 30 years of Sister City exchanges

Organizers of Germanfest this year say they're looking forward to a bigger celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of Quincy's Sister City relationship with Herford, Germany.

Que Town BBQ coming to Quincy Mall
Business

Que Town BBQ coming to Quincy Mall

Que Town BBQ is scheduled to open this spring in the Quincy Mall. Dave French, who previously worked in kitchens at several local restaurants, said he wants to buy meat and vegetables from local farms and will use state-of-the-art smokers.

Illinois News

Two new Legionella cases confirmed at Veterans Home

Two new cases of Legionnaires' disease were confirmed Monday at the Illinois Veterans Home. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that both patients who have symptoms are residents of the home and are doing well.

Quincy City Council to hold update on revenue shortfalls next Tuesday
Illinois News

Quincy City Council to hold update on revenue shortfalls next Tuesday

Tax revenues collected by the city of Quincy are projected to be down by more than $600,000 in the 2018 budget year that ends April 30, and revenues are forecast to fall even more next year.