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

Bus service, traffic study among issues at Quincy City Council

Transportation was the common theme Monday as the Quincy City Council approved a loan for the bus service, funded a traffic study, bought police vehicles and eliminated some old speeds zones.

Good News of Christmas campaign has helped thousands since 1989
News

Good News of Christmas campaign has helped thousands since 1989

[Note]QUINCY -- Thousands of people in need have been helped by the Good News of Christmas campaign that was first sponsored by The Herald-Whig in 1989. Mary Winters, one of the key organizers, said the amazing story of the annual campaign is the people of

When Memorial Bridge is replaced, the new alignment may be with York Street
Transportation

When Memorial Bridge is replaced, the new alignment may be with York Street

QUINCY -- Highway engineers hope to replace the Quincy Memorial Bridge within a decade and have been working out some of the details. A bridge costing about $100 million that aligns with York Street, two blocks south of the current Maine Street alignment,

2018 20 Under 40: Brenden Moon
20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Brenden Moon

QUINCY -- Born into a military family, Brenden Moon moved around a lot but always thought of West-Central Illinois as one of his homes. "During all that moving and growing up in Texas and other places, we would always come back to Burnside, Ill., for a wee

20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Aaron Kerkhoff

QUINCY -- It has taken time for Aaron Kerkhoff to see mistakes and failures as opportunities. In earlier jobs, Kerkhoff said he took it personally when customers would become angry, even if their anger wasn't directed specifically at him. "I worked at HyVe

Police & Courts

Adams County Mental Health Court has first case

Applause greeted Judge Scott Larson's declaration that the first session of Adams County Mental Health Court was completed. Those applauding included mental health counselors, probation department workers and court staff.

Illinois News

Roof repairs ordered for Oakley-Lindsay Center

Members of the Civic Center Authority voted Wednesday to repair sections of the Oakley-Lindsay Center roof that leaked during recent heavy rains.

Quincy City Council approves more upper story apartments
Illinois News

Quincy City Council approves more upper story apartments

This year's downtown rental rehab program will invest $141,000 in four downtown buildings where owners will spend at least $527,957 to create six upper story apartments.

Illinois News

Eating right can help us heal

Lots of people realize their diet can help keep them healthy. Liz Lombardi, clinical nutrition manager at Blessing Hospital, said nutrition also is an important factor when people are healing.

ArtFest, Folk Life Festival draw crowds on picture perfect day
Illinois News

ArtFest, Folk Life Festival draw crowds on picture perfect day

QUINCY -- When 4-year-old Connor Jackson was blindfolded his aim was a little off when he went to pin an ear on a portrait of Vincent Van Gogh. He still got a prize and was ready to move on to another activity that brought crowds to the Quincy Art Center f