Staff Writer

Matt Dutton

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Matt Dutton joined The Herald-Whig newsroom as a staff writer in October 2016. His primary responsibility is covering Illinois region news and features. A Monmouth native, Matt received a bachelor’s degree in English from Monmouth College. While at Monmouth College, he studied journalism under former NBC Nightly News Executive Director Joe Angotti. Before starting at The Herald-Whig, he interned with the Gatehouse Media Review Atlas in Monmouth. After receiving his degree, he became the Review Atlas’ staff reporter. In his free time, Matt enjoys hiking, fishing and playing the drums.

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Illinois News

Mendon breaking ground on one of biggest vet memorials in area

The village of Mendon will break ground Saturday on one of the largest veterans memorials in the area. The jet black and light-gray polished granite monument will be more than 16 feet in length.

Illinois News

Glow Run puts twist on traditional 5K

Illini Fitness' annual Glow Run puts a family-friendly spin on the traditional 5K. The 5K Fun Run/Walk kicks off at sunset and winds runners and walkers through the streets of Pittsfield at night.

Likes Lecture promotes New Philadelphia site for national landmark status
Illinois News

Likes Lecture promotes New Philadelphia site for national landmark status

The annual Marvin J. and Thomas Leo Likes Lecture Series has a special purpose this year: raising awareness for the New Philadelphia Association site as the National Park Service considers it to be designated a national landmark.

Dairy Queen in Quincy Mall to close in June
Quincy News

Dairy Queen in Quincy Mall to close in June

The Dairy Queen in Quincy Mall will be closing its doors next month. A classified advertisement in The Herald-Whig's Sunday edition advertised an online-only auction for the business's equipment.

Illinois News

Minority jury selection reform not as realistic in Adams County

A push to promote inclusiveness in jury pools in some Illinois metropolitan hubs may not be as applicable in Adams County.

Carthage singers recognized nationally to perform Friday
Illinois News

Carthage singers recognized nationally to perform Friday

Three local musicians who recently were recognized on the national stage will hold a celebratory concert at Legacy Theater this weekend.

Excavation begins at jail site to identify possible graves
Quincy News

Excavation begins at jail site to identify possible graves

Excavation work on the possible graves on the grounds of the Adams County Courthouse began Monday morning. The initial excavation is the second step in a process approved by the Adams County Board in January.

LIFE STORIES: Outsider finds her place as Ironman athlete, coach
Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Outsider finds her place as Ironman athlete, coach

Judy Bilbo has spent most of her life on the outside looking in. The daughter of a United States Air Force airman and a Thai woman, she walked the line between two cultures and was never able to put down roots as a child. Now an employee of Blessing Health System and an Ironman athlete, she coaches several Quincy area runners.

Quincy News

Rain doesn't ruin energy of Bridge the Gap to Health race

QUINCY -- An early rain may have deterred many of the leisure walkers from this year's Bridge the Gap to Health race, but the diehards could not be swayed. Tyler Peters and his son Cayson, 9, followed a couch to 5k running plan in preparation for the race.

Soccer helps best friends connect while traveling the world
Quincy News

Soccer helps best friends connect while traveling the world

The lives of best friends Matt Burrus and Zach Venvertloh changed two years ago when they gave in to their wanderlust. Both former Quincy High School soccer players, Burrus and Venvertloh obtained working holiday visas to live and work abroad. Read more about their adventures and view a slideshow of photos from their 21-month trip that took them to New Zealand, Australia and Asia.