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.

Bylines

Quincy News

Adams County could institute indigent death affadavit

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.

QHS grad, Ninja Warrior contestant guiding kids through obstacles
Quincy News

QHS grad, Ninja Warrior contestant guiding kids through obstacles

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.

Lifting moratorium on death penalty would have little local effect
Illinois News

Lifting moratorium on death penalty would have little local effect

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.

Four defendants dismissed in tainted cider case
Illinois News

Four defendants dismissed in tainted cider case

Judge Frank McCartney has dismissed the lawsuits against the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and three organizers of the Pike County Color Drive in connection with the sale of unpasteurized apple cider at the event three years ago.

Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Retired parole officer finds second career in theater

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.

Over 1,500 Bridge the Gap through heavy fog
Quincy News

Over 1,500 Bridge the Gap through heavy fog

A heavy fog didn't stop 1,551 runners from turning out for Quincy Medical Group's annual Bridge the Gap to Health race Saturday morning.

Al Beck leaves legacy of passion and creativity
Quincy News

Al Beck leaves legacy of passion and creativity

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.

Gleckler announces candidacy for Pike County Circuit Clerk
Local Government

Gleckler announces candidacy for Pike County Circuit Clerk

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.

Business

Dot Foods unveils $14 million office expansion

Dot Foods unveiled its state-of-the-art $14.2 million office expansion Wednesday afternoon before a large gathering of employees and Mount Sterling community members.

UPDATE: Indigent death issue leads to violence against coroner
Local Government

UPDATE: Indigent death issue leads to violence against coroner

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.