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.
Hancock County's new strategic plan was unveiled Thursday night during the annual meeting of the Hancock County Economic Development Corp.
Vatterott College and the Salvation Army are teaming up to offer a one-stop shop for people in need. Services provided at the first Adams County Community Connection social services fair will run the gamut from legal assistance to haircuts.
The Hancock County Board held a hearing on the dismissal of the county's supervisor of assessments Tuesday night. Kelly Joiner was dismissed at a July 18 board meeting for allegedly committing official misconduct.
With the success of the sale of the site of the former Higbee School, the city of Pittsfield is looking to address some of the city's other older buildings.
The North Adams Home's annual Mini Fair also will celebrate the home's 40th anniversary this year. The home will reach 40 years of operation on Oct. 7. The Mini Fair began two years later. The 38th annual Mini Fair will be Sunday, Sept. 24.
Pike County Clerk Donnie Apps will not be seeking re-election next year. "It's a good time for somebody younger to come in," said Apps, 63. "I don't want to quit in the middle of a term, but I also don't want to quit at 68."
Adams Pointe Assisted Living is hosting a bone marrow donor drive in honor of an administrator who is battling leukemia.
An afternoon with Baldwin Intermediate School resource officer Bill Calkins is unpredictable, interesting and slightly chaotic. When there isn't a crisis, his pace slows and he greets students - they all know him as "Officer C" - as he makes his way through the halls in full uniform.
QUINCY -- Patrick Taylor's 6,000-square-feet Maine Street loft used to be one of the only Airbnb rentals in Quincy. Over the last year, the online room-booking site has seen an explosion of growth locally. Airbnb -- a portmanteau for Air bed and breakfast --