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.
Country singer John Conlee sees a hunger in America and tries to share music during his concerts that speaks to audience members' desire for something with which they can identify.
Bruce Guthrie, executive director of the District, estimated that a crowd of close to 2,000 turned out for the opening night of Q-Fest. "We got lucky with the weather today. It could have been like last weekend, when the temperature was 98 degrees," Guthr
Unemployment rates remained low in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri in May. All counties in West-Central Illinois had jobless rates of less than 4 percent. In Northeast Missouri, jobless rate ranged from 4.3 percent to 2.3 percent.
Questions for Mayor Kyle Moore during Tuesday's Lunch in the Park event ranged from blowing trash to fire station configurations. It was the first lunch event of the summer for Moore, who holds lunch meetings in Washington Park in June, July and August.
It's always Flag Day at the Exchange Club of Quincy. The club will pass out American flags to anyone who wants one during the Quincy Park Band concert Wednesday in Madison Park in the run-up to Flag Day on Thursday.
Thirteen members of Blessing Hospital's team were among 85 volunteers doing service projects Friday at United Way partner agencies during the annual Day of Caring.
Just about every day, Convenient Chef owner Brandon DeJaynes has to explain to 15 or 20 people that he's not running a traditional restaurant at Fifth and Hampshire. He fixes lots of meals there, but DeJaynes has a different business model that involves preparing high-quality, healthy meals that are then delivered to his customers.
Quincy Regional Airport was filled with news Wednesday with the release of a $1.1 million runway reconstruction grant, requests for proposals from an airport management firm and word that SkyWest Airlines had 854 enplanements in Quincy during May.
Pledging to rebuild the Illinois Veterans Home for "our heroes," Gov. Bruce Rauner said $53 million in startup funding for the transformation was in the state budget he signed Monday. "We're going to invest and make this the best veterans home in America," Rauner said.