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.
None of the animals is removed from the two enclosures at the Lynn Deer Park during the fireworks displays. Rick Gengenbacher, marking director at the Illinois Veterans Home, said there have been no reports of problems with the deer or buffaloes.
Little time was needed to see how much a bookbag can make a difference in the life of a child.
The Quincy Park District has seen an increase in requests for financial assistance this year, and commissioners and staff aren't complaining.
A Liberty man charged with criminal damage to property in connection with numerous vandalism incidents this spring declined to enter a negotiated plea Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court.
The case of a Quincy woman charged in connection with the 2016 drowning of her toddler son has been continued a week.
It looks like you are referring to 513 and 517 Sycamore. The two properties are included on the city's fix-or-flatten program list, which was approved by the Quincy City Council on June 26.
Financial projections show the city of Quincy could see revenue cuts that could top $800,000 by next year.
Attorneys for Curtis Lovelace and his family are asking a federal judge to not dismiss any of the counts of their civil rights lawsuit brought on after he was acquitted of murder charges in connection with the death of his first wife.