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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Religion

Two natives bring new Catholic radio stations to region

QUINCY -- Two St. Louis residents with ties to Quincy have brought their Catholic radio network to the area. Tony Holman is from Quincy, and Teresa Holman was born in Hannibal, Mo., but they didn't meet until they both moved to St. Louis. A calling to sha

Gus Macker to have live bracket updates through app this year
Quincy News

Gus Macker to have live bracket updates through app this year

QUINCY -- Participants and spectators will be able to follow the action in Quincy's Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament from their phones this year. Gus Macker owner Scott McNeal said an app will be available this year that will allow people to track t

Pike County lodges recognized on statewide lists
Illinois News

Pike County lodges recognized on statewide lists

Harpole's Heartland Lodge ranked ninth on Best of Illinois' top 15 most romantic places in Illinois. Sprague's Kinderhook Lodge was referenced in OnlyInYourState.com's list of "11 Small Towns in Rural Illinois that are Downright Delightful."

Illinois municipalties seeing contested mayoral elections
Elections

Illinois municipalties seeing contested mayoral elections

A friendly rivalry has developed in Mount Sterling's mayoral race. Independent candidates Matthew Bradbury and Emily Buss have worked together before.

Local Government

Four candidates remain in Hancock County EMS director search

The Hancock County Board discussed the possibility of bringing in an outside company to run the county's ambulance service during its board meeting Tuesday night.

Survey: Thinking about work keeps almost half of Americans up at night
Business

Survey: Thinking about work keeps almost half of Americans up at night

A new survey has found that more than half of Americans in the workforce don't get enough sleep. Sixty-one percent of respondents indicated that a lack of sleep hurt their effectiveness at work. Forty-four percent said it is their job that keeps them up at night. "As we are more sleep-deprived, we make rash decisions and can be quicker to anger," said Jared Jung, Blessing Sleep Center supervisor.

Adams County clerk hopes Quincy mayoral race will boost election turnout
Quincy News

Adams County clerk hopes Quincy mayoral race will boost election turnout

A test Thursday morning of the voting machines in Adams County went smoothly. "Everybody wants to know that their vote did count and that it counted right," county Clerk Chuck Venvertloh said. He hopes the high level of engagement in politics now translates into a better voter turnout in the April 4 election.

Illinois News

Pittsfield removes boat motor limit on Lake Pittsfield

The Pittsfield City Council has approved a measure that removes the limit on the size of boat motors on Lake Pittsfield. Under the new ordinance, approved Tuesday night, boats with motors of any size will be allowed on the lake.

Quincy News

Firm presents initial findings for Quincy strategic plan update

Development Strategies says in its initial findings for Quincy's strategic plan that the key to effectively fill vacancies left by retiring baby boomers will be adaptability.

Jail meetings targeted to contractors, public
Illinois News

Jail meetings targeted to contractors, public

Two consecutive meetings are scheduled with the intention of garnering attention for the new Adams County Jail from local contractors and community members.