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.
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.
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.
There won't be a "grand compromise" to solve the Illinois budget stalemate during the Legislature's lame duck session, which continues Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
At age 31, Lucinda Cramsey is part of the new wave of entrepreneurs doing business online and from LaBelle, Mo., without a storefront.