Matt Hopf has joined The Herald-Whig newsroom as a staff writer in 2010. His primary responsibility is covering Illinois region news and features, and also writes the popular "Answers" column. A Palos Heights native, Matt received a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Illinois Springfield and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University. Before starting at The Herald-Whig, Matt interned with the GateHouse Media State Capital Bureau. He also interned at newspapers in Palos Heights and Tinley Park. In his free time, Matt roots for the Chicago White Sox and the Green Bay Packers, watches cooking shows religiously and plays trumpet in the Quincy Concert Band. Matt and his wife, Melissa, live in Quincy and have a daughter.
The stepson of a Lewis County man shot to death Thursday night has been charged with first-degree murder. Cody R. Wilson, 19, of Canton is accused of shooting David L. Brooks, 56, with a large-caliber handgun. He also faces one count of armed criminal action.
The stepson of a Lewis County man shot to death Thursday night has been charged with first-degree muder.
The Quincy Police Department has issued 18 citations for using a cellphone while driving so far this year. That's half of the 36 citations issued in the past three years.
The Quincy man charged in the attack of a friar at Quincy University will undergo a mental fitness exam. The preliminary hearing for George E. Scott IV, 36, was continued to allow time for Frank Froman to complete the exam.
Tuition increases and job cuts, as well as a new winter accelerated term, are being included as a ways to help balance next fiscal year's budget at John Wood Community College brought on by the continued state budget impasse.
A Philadelphia, Mo., man facing multiple charges in connection with the 2015 shooting death of a Hannibal man is set to go to trial next month.
The school, which opened in 1959, was named Monroe after the Quincy School Board sought proposals from the public. Was it a contest? It doesn't appear so.