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.
Comptroller Sheri Ray said the city's sales tax, purchase tax and personal property replacement tax collections, and income tax payments from the state all have been coming in below expectations.
It's going to be a busy political year in the 93rd District with two announced candidates and the incumbent planning campaigns.
Weather forecasts call for perfect conditions during Monday night's Progressive Dinner in the District. District Executive Director Bruce Guthrie said diners will get to sample food and drinks at three downtown locations within easy strolling distance.
Dr. Jessica Snowden Patel of Quincy is at the leading edge of the millennial generation, recognized as those born between 1981 and 2001. Real estate tracking company Ellie Mae reported that Quincy was ranked seventh nationwide among cities where millennia
Starting in November, the Quincy City Council meetings will begin a half-hour earlier, at 7 p.m. Aldermen split 7-7 on an ordinance Tuesday night to change the meeting time, so Mayor Kyle Moore broke the tie, voting for the change.
Last year, the Quincy Association of Realtors set a record with $108 million in residential sales, and this year is looking even better. In just the first nine months of 2017, more than $95 million in residential sales have been recorded.
Gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar and his running mate, Tyrone Coleman, visited Quincy on Friday, the first Democratic Party hopefuls in the 2018 election cycle to stop in the Gem City.
Ticket prices and flight schedules have been released by SkyWest Airlines, which will offer 12 weekly flights between Quincy and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport beginning Dec. 1.