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

Quincy street work shifts into high gear

Construction season is in full swing on the streets of Quincy, with projects worth $1.86 million planned this year. Mayor Kyle Moore made greater infrastructure spending a part of his re-election campaign earlier this year.

Business

Jobless rates low; job gains spotty in Illinois, Missouri

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.

Airline carrier choice sparks renewed debate for Quincy City Council
Quincy News

Airline carrier choice sparks renewed debate for Quincy City Council

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.

Quincy News

Quincy eyes privatizing water treatment plant

Fifteen years after Quincy began paying outside contractors to operate the wastewater treatment facility, proposals are being sought for private operation of the water treatment facility at Front and Hampshire.

Quincy News

Boutique Air gears up for Quincy flights

Things will be busy at Boutique Air in the next few months as the airline gears up for Quincy flights to St. Louis and Chicago. "This is a big deal for us," said Shawn Simpson, the founder and CEO of Boutique Air.

Boutique Air chosen to serve Quincy Regional Airport
Quincy News

Boutique Air chosen to serve Quincy Regional Airport

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.

Quincy News

State finance researchers rank Illinois 49th for financial condition

Authors of annual state finance rankings that show Illinois in 49th place realize that the situation is worse than their figures from 2015 show.

Quincy officials brace for cuts in state funds, collection fees
Quincy News

Quincy officials brace for cuts in state funds, collection fees

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.

Quincy News

Lights, music, pyrotechnics: Crowd happy as Quincy's Blues in the District marks 20th year

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.

Comptroller releases funds for higher education
Quincy News

Comptroller releases funds for higher education

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