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.
A group of Illinois legislators has asked Gov. Bruce Rauner to provide his plan on moving forward with a new facility at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy to the General Assembly by Friday. The letter to the governor sent Monday calls on the administration to include draft legislation to expedite the process at the home and "complete and accurate details about your proposed plan."
There was a caboose that served as a cloithing store in Quincy. It was simply called the Caboose, and it was at 427 N. 18th.
Archery is something Amy Lefringhouse knows will grabs the attention of children. Using foam-tipped arrows, Gardner Camp set up a booth Saturday to give kids an opportunity to try something different.
A final plan on improvements to the Illinois Veterans Home that would include the construction of a new facility on the Quincy campus in response to multiple outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease since 2015 could be released as early as next week.
At least one witness told police that the Hamilton teen charged in the New Year's Day shooting death of a LaHarpe woman said he was going to shoot her.
Almost anything -- possibly a kitchen sink or two -- will be available to those looking for antique and vintage pieces for their home this weekend at the Northeast MO Pickers Market.