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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Business

GREDF credits successes, construction boom to Power of Partnership

In the midst of an unprecedented local construction boom, community leaders who gathered to look at the successes Wednesday night pledged to keep working on the partnerships that power local development.

Jil Tracy dives into new role in Illinois Senate
Illinois News

Jil Tracy dives into new role in Illinois Senate

Jil Tracy already was pursuing her legislative priorities before she was scheduled to take the oath of office at noon Wednesday in the Illinois Senate.

Illinois lawmakers pass bill to extend EDGE program; House debates property tax freeze
Quincy News

Illinois lawmakers pass bill to extend EDGE program; House debates property tax freeze

Relieved of the pressure to pass a complicated, multipart state budget, Illinois lawmakers focused on smaller victories and some symbolic victories during Tuesday's lame-duck session.

Illinois budget deal won't happen this week, but will be refiled
Illinois News

Illinois budget deal won't happen this week, but will be refiled

There won't be a "grand compromise" to solve the Illinois budget stalemate during the Legislature's lame duck session, which continues Tuesday.

Quincy News

Quincy council hears GREDF economic development highlights of 2016

Archer Daniels Midland Co's plans to build a high-tech feed manufacturing plant at a cost of up to $46 million was one of the highlights shared during an economic development review at Monday's Quincy City Council meeting.

Agencies hope to help in case of school strike
Quincy News

Agencies hope to help in case of school strike

Community service agencies are looking for ways they can help if a labor strike closes Quincy Public Schools.

Quincy News

GREDF meeting to focus on the power of partnerships

The power of partnerships will be a recurring theme when the Great River Economic Development Foundation holds its annual meeting starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Oakley-Lindsay Center.

Stephanie Dearwester wears Miss Quincy crown
Quincy News

Stephanie Dearwester wears Miss Quincy crown

Stephanie Dearwester is Miss Quincy 2017.

Quincy News

Potential Illinois budget compromise details still sketchy

Lawmakers who failed to approve a state budget for the past two years will get one final chance during a lame-duck session that runs Monday and Tuesday.

LaBelle entrepreneur with computer, idea doesn't need storefront
Business

LaBelle entrepreneur with computer, idea doesn't need storefront

At age 31, Lucinda Cramsey is part of the new wave of entrepreneurs doing business online and from LaBelle, Mo., without a storefront.