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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Quincy News

Aldermen OK $485,000 contract for first round of wastewater treatment repairs

A Keokuk, Iowa, firm has been awarded a contract worth nearly $485,000 to repair some equipment at Quincy's wastewater treatment plant.

Police & Courts

Dallas City man dies of heart attack while driving

A Hancock County man died Monday after he apparently suffered a heart attack while driving, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.

Renowned storm chaser to speak at severe weather conference
Quincy News

Renowned storm chaser to speak at severe weather conference

One of the nation's top storm chasers will be the keynote speaker Saturday at the Tri-State Severe Weather Conference.

State of the City: Moore says Quincy is strong
Quincy News

State of the City: Moore says Quincy is strong

Mayor Kyle Moore told members of the Exchange Club on Friday that the city is “shining brighter than ever before.” Moore, 36, became mayor in 2013 and listed several improvements in city finances during his fourth annual state of the city speech.

Quincy News

Quincy Noon Kiwanis will hold Mall auction Saturday

The Quincy Noon Kiwanis Club will hold its annual charity auction at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Quincy Mall Center Court. Proceeds will be distributed to local organizations that help children.

Rauner pledges higher funding for schools, roads
Illinois News

Rauner pledges higher funding for schools, roads

After 20 months without a state budget, Gov. Bruce Rauner used Wednesday’s budget address to urge a bipartisan solution and promote a “grand bargain” put forward in the Illinois Senate.

Quincy News

Oakley-Lindsay Center to get new chiller unit

Peters Heating and Air Conditioning of Quincy has won the contract to remove an old chiller and install a new unit and controls for the air-conditioning system at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.

Quincy News

Changing sewer rules for rural houses are complicated

Don't ask Tony Dede of the Adams County Health Department for the simplified version of septic system requirements for rural homes. "There have been a lot of rule changes in the last three years. It's a lengthy process, and it's not simple," Dede said.

Quincy News

Eells House to hold celebration in honor of Black History Month

Song, poetry and a discussion of Quincy's black history will be part of a free open house this weekend at the Dr. Richard Eells House in celebration of Black History Month.

Myers decompresses after eight years as vice president's trip director
Missouri News

Myers decompresses after eight years as vice president's trip director

Relaxing in his cabin at Baring Lake, Sam Myers laughs about his long career working for three presidents, two vice presidents and 10 presidential candidates.