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.
Jobless rates for June in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri were near what has long been considered the full employment threshold. But officials know there are people still in search of jobs and some employers are searching for skilled workers.
It wasn't on the Quincy City Council's agenda, but debate over the Aeronautics Committee's choice of a new airline to serve Quincy Regional Airport got lots of discussion Monday night.
It took a 90-minute meeting and some rejected motions Thursday before Quincy's Aeronautics Committee recommended Boutique Air as the city's next commuter airline. Mayor Kyle Moore will send that recommendation to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Authors of annual state finance rankings that show Illinois in 49th place realize that the situation is worse than their figures from 2015 show.
A little-noticed part of the new Illinois budget could blow a big hole in Quincy's budget. Mayor Kyle Moore said the Illinois Municipal League is trying to confirm what local taxes will be subject to a new state 2 percent collection fee.
Clothing, music and lighting matched the theme Friday night as Blues in the District celebrated its 20th year. The music was good, the event was free, the weather was great, and there was a pyrotechnics show.
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza brought the promise of more than $971,000 of financial relief to Quincy University, $398,000 to John Wood Community College, and nearly $18 million for Western Illinois University during her first visit to Quincy on Fri