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.
Quincy paid $17,823.76 for 13 city officials and staff to attend the Illinois Municipal League conference in September. A report from the Quincy comptroller indicates that more than $11,000 was paid for lodging at the Hilton Chicago.
Momentum in the downtown district was the main topic Monday night for several speakers at City Hall. Quincy City Council members heard comments during a public hearing before having first readings of ordinances regarding the District.
Bryden Cory has filed as a Republican candidate for Adams County treasurer. Cory hopes to fill the office that Treasurer Terry Asher, a Republican, has held for seven years. Illinois election filings ended with the close of business Monday.
National statistics indicate that Americans are spending more on restaurant food than dining at home. U.S. Census Bureau reports indicate that restaurant sales surpassed grocery store purchases near the end of 2015.
John Mast can't imagine what downtown Quincy would look like if the District, and its predecessors, had not been working for more than 30 years. The District comes up for renewal Monday at the Quincy City Council.
Two lawmakers from West-Central Illinois say they would support an effort to reduce state collection fees that are reducing revenues for smaller units of government.