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

Singer John Conlee bringing classic hits, gospel to Quincy

Country singer John Conlee sees a hunger in America and tries to share music during his concerts that speaks to audience members' desire for something with which they can identify.

Crowd enjoys art, music as Q-Fest arrives along with picture-perfect weekend
Illinois News

Crowd enjoys art, music as Q-Fest arrives along with picture-perfect weekend

Bruce Guthrie, executive director of the District, estimated that a crowd of close to 2,000 turned out for the opening night of Q-Fest. "We got lucky with the weather today. It could have been like last weekend, when the temperature was 98 degrees," Guthr

Illinois News

Jobless rates in West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri fall in May; employers still hiring

Unemployment rates remained low in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri in May. All counties in West-Central Illinois had jobless rates of less than 4 percent. In Northeast Missouri, jobless rate ranged from 4.3 percent to 2.3 percent.

Mayor hears questions, complaints over lunch in Washington Park
Local Government

Mayor hears questions, complaints over lunch in Washington Park

Questions for Mayor Kyle Moore during Tuesday's Lunch in the Park event ranged from blowing trash to fire station configurations. It was the first lunch event of the summer for Moore, who holds lunch meetings in Washington Park in June, July and August.

Illinois News

Flag Day puts pride on display for groups, businesses

It's always Flag Day at the Exchange Club of Quincy. The club will pass out American flags to anyone who wants one during the Quincy Park Band concert Wednesday in Madison Park in the run-up to Flag Day on Thursday.

Illinois News

Day of Caring volunteers give back to agencies, community

Thirteen members of Blessing Hospital's team were among 85 volunteers doing service projects Friday at United Way partner agencies during the annual Day of Caring.

Convenient Chef serves food, but it's not a restaurant
Quincy News

Convenient Chef serves food, but it's not a restaurant

Just about every day, Convenient Chef owner Brandon DeJaynes has to explain to 15 or 20 people that he's not running a traditional restaurant at Fifth and Hampshire. He fixes lots of meals there, but DeJaynes has a different business model that involves preparing high-quality, healthy meals that are then delivered to his customers.

Quincy Regional Airport gets grant, seeks management firm
Quincy News

Quincy Regional Airport gets grant, seeks management firm

Quincy Regional Airport was filled with news Wednesday with the release of a $1.1 million runway reconstruction grant, requests for proposals from an airport management firm and word that SkyWest Airlines had 854 enplanements in Quincy during May.

Illinois News

Rauner: $53 million will help rebuild Vets Home

Pledging to rebuild the Illinois Veterans Home for "our heroes," Gov. Bruce Rauner said $53 million in startup funding for the transformation was in the state budget he signed Monday. "We're going to invest and make this the best veterans home in America," Rauner said.

Quincy News

Quincy seeks proposals for curbside services

Sealed bids for garbage, recycling and yard waste collections are being sought by the city of Quincy. A request for proposals was announced Monday, and bids are due back to city hall by Aug. 2.