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.
Cally Lewis can't bear to see a toy go to waste. Two years ago, the Quincy resident began collecting old dolls that were likely destined for the garbage. She dresses them up, packages them, and donates them to Toys for Tots.
Machines are an art form for Elvin Townsend. The 85-year-old's garages are a testament to his mechanical inclinations. He has several Model Ts -- eight antique vehicles in total -- from the early 1900s, most of which he either built or restored by himself.
Three Quincy dancers will perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year in New York City.
After burning through her paid time off following the birth of her fifth child, money was tight for Marty Gonzalez and her family.
Western Elementary School has incorporated a new health and wellness fair into its annual Family Reading Night.
The Adams County Board shaved more than $400,000 from the new Adams County Jail project Tuesday night, leaving the estimated cost about $3 million over budget.
From behind the desk of his second floor office at First Bankers Trust Co., Scott Thoele looks to be far removed from the life of danger and tough decisions he once led. Maj. Gen. Thoele, 59, retired from a 35-year military career in September 2015 and settled in as internal audit manager at First Bankers Trust. He held on to the buzz cut.