Senior Writer

Doug Wilson

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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

State Chamber CEO: Illinois needs fiscal sanity

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.

VanCamp takes issue with Moore mailer during YP mayoral debate
Elections

VanCamp takes issue with Moore mailer during YP mayoral debate

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.

Local sales tax for U.S. 36 project will roll back this summer, 3.5 years early
Transportation

Local sales tax for U.S. 36 project will roll back this summer, 3.5 years early

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.

Quincy News

Quincy City Council OKs smaller sign for downtown law firm

A compromise was approved Monday to allow a downtown business to install a sign that's slightly larger than allowed under Quincy ordinance.

Quincy News

Logue, Ernst vie for Quincy 3rd Ward seat

Two candidates running for a 3rd Ward seat on the Quincy City Council in the April 4 election say public safety issues are important to the voters whom they hope to represent on the northeastern side of Quincy.

Business

Titan International reports higher quarterly revenues

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.

Trump's 'skinny budget' slashes transportation
Transportation

Trump's 'skinny budget' slashes transportation

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.

Civic Center Authority approves $1.66 million budget for OLC operations
Quincy News

Civic Center Authority approves $1.66 million budget for OLC operations

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.

Quincy News

Sparks fly as Quincy mayor candidates spar at third forum

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.

Coalition supports regional lock expansions
Quincy News

Coalition supports regional lock expansions

River proponents and Illinois politicians are pushing for President Donald Trump to include seven locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers among his top infrastructure priorities.