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.
Immediate survivors of Adams County residents declared indigent after their deaths may soon have to sign an affidavit of indigency and face perjury charges if found lying about their assets.
Quincy High School alumnus George O'Dell was the rookie on the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course when he competed on the NBC television show late last month.
The Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature on Monday began weighing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's compromise plan to reinstate the death penalty in exchange for even stricter gun restrictions than the ones legislators approved.
Dan Conboy's professional career focused on the legal system, but in his private time, the retired parole officer always has sought out the stage.
A prolific artist, poet and singer, a unique and flamboyant war veteran -- there were many layers to Al Beck, who died Wednesday at 87. Beck will perhaps be best remembered as a passionate teacher who could inspire creativity in anyone he met.
Pike County Circuit Clerk Debbie Dugan recently said she will be leaving her position at the end of the month.
Dugan, who is in her 14th year in the office, has accepted another position.
Public pushback against enforcement of the an indigent death policy apparently has manifested itself in violence against the Adams County coroner. Jim Keller said he was driving the coroner vehicle last Thursday when someone threw a rock through his open window, striking him in the head.