Senior Writer

Doug Wilson

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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.

Bylines

Illinois News

Businesses of many types find help in Quincy area

Lisa Crocker, the owner of Potter & Vaughn, said owning a business startup "can be exhilarating and frustrating at times." Two years after opening the shop at 504 Hampshire, Crocker doesn't have any employees.

Amanda Lewis crowned Miss Hannibal
Hannibal News

Amanda Lewis crowned Miss Hannibal

Amanda Lewis of Palmyra was crowned Miss Hannibal Saturday night as the scholarship pageant of the same name wrapped up at Hannibal High School Auditorium. Rylee Inghram, Palmyra and Cheyenne Smith, Hannibal were outstanding teens.

Perritt Foundation grants benefit area children
Illinois News

Perritt Foundation grants benefit area children

Five Quincy-area programs that serve children received grants totaling $37,500 Wednesday. The Richard A. Perritt Charitable Foundation is a 26-year-old not-for-profit managed by the Tyrpin family.

Moore defends conference expenses of nearly $18,000
Quincy News

Moore defends conference expenses of nearly $18,000

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.

Illinois News

The District praised, critiqued at Quincy City Council hearing

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.

Elections

Cory files for Adams County treasurer, five in race for 18th District seat

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.

More Americans opt to dine out, rather than at home
Business

More Americans opt to dine out, rather than at home

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.

Illinois News

The District up for renewal at Quincy City Council

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.

Illinois News

Bill would reduce Illinois collection fees that tap city revenues

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.

Missouri News

Candidates jostle for position in Missouri

Term limits will create a busy election cycle in Missouri during 2018. Several lawmakers and political hopefuls from Northeast Missouri already have announced they are candidates, more than three months before the filing period begins.