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.
Gerome Crayton, a former drug dealer, went from cooking crack cocaine and selling it on the streets to cooking comfort food and selling it through the catering service he started. "I got a second chance," he said. "With the right care and unconditional love, anybody can rebound."
PLAINVILLE, Ill. -- Playground equipment from Alsip will soon see a second life 285 miles away in Plainville, a testament to the power of social media. Plainville Mayor Chuck Epley wanted to upgrade the village's playground but knew the village of 264 didn
Quincy has been recognized by Expedia as one of America's most artistic towns for the second consecutive year - the only community to make the online travel site's list in back-to-back years.
About 5 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from the winter blues. Seasonal affective disorder is a recognized psychiatric condition characterized by mood changes similar to depression that usually occur during the fall and winter months.
The Adams County Board voted Tuesday night to table a bill for demolition work required to build the new Adams County Jail. The bill from C. John Blickhan on behalf of Blick's Construction Co. requests additional payment of more than $100,000.
Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley will soon plunge into the depths of Lake Michigan once an hour for 24 hours straight to support Special Olympics Illinois. This will mark the fourth time Copley has participated in the Super Plunge for Special Olympics.
Enterprising high students now have the option to complete the schooling for their associate's degree before graduation with John Wood Community College's new Smart Start 2x2 online program.
John Weilandich has been lucky to walk away with his life on more than one occasion. The St. Louis native-turned-rural Palmyra farmer was drafted into Vietnam shortly after he graduated from college. He spent a year in Vietnam and was wounded in the leg by shrapnel. Now 71, Weilandich's first check-up since his time in the Army was two years ago. His doctor heard a heart murmur, and an ultrasound revealed he needed surgery to have a heart valve replaced.
The Jail Exploratory Committee of the Adams County Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend that the board reject a bill it recently received for demolition costs on the new jail facility.