Senior Writer

Doug Wilson

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dwilson@whig.com
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Doug Wilson is senior writer, covering state and national politics, business and transportation issues. He has held several reporting and editing positions since joining The Herald-Whig in 1986. Wilson received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He previously was editor of the Edina Sentinel and wire editor at the Hannibal Courier-Post. Wilson is pastor of the Knox City (Mo.) Baptist Church. He and his wife, Alma, have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Bylines

20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Aaron Kerkhoff

QUINCY -- It has taken time for Aaron Kerkhoff to see mistakes and failures as opportunities. In earlier jobs, Kerkhoff said he took it personally when customers would become angry, even if their anger wasn't directed specifically at him. "I worked at HyVe

2018 20 Under 40: Brenden Moon
20 Under 40

2018 20 Under 40: Brenden Moon

QUINCY -- Born into a military family, Brenden Moon moved around a lot but always thought of West-Central Illinois as one of his homes. "During all that moving and growing up in Texas and other places, we would always come back to Burnside, Ill., for a wee

Police & Courts

Adams County Mental Health Court has first case

Applause greeted Judge Scott Larson's declaration that the first session of Adams County Mental Health Court was completed. Those applauding included mental health counselors, probation department workers and court staff.

Illinois News

Roof repairs ordered for Oakley-Lindsay Center

Members of the Civic Center Authority voted Wednesday to repair sections of the Oakley-Lindsay Center roof that leaked during recent heavy rains.

Illinois News

Quincy City Council approves more upper story apartments

This year's downtown rental rehab program will invest $141,000 in four downtown buildings where owners will spend at least $527,957 to create six upper story apartments.

Illinois News

Eating right can help us heal

Lots of people realize their diet can help keep them healthy. Liz Lombardi, clinical nutrition manager at Blessing Hospital, said nutrition also is an important factor when people are healing.

ArtFest, Folk Life Festival draw crowds on picture perfect day
Illinois News

ArtFest, Folk Life Festival draw crowds on picture perfect day

QUINCY -- When 4-year-old Connor Jackson was blindfolded his aim was a little off when he went to pin an ear on a portrait of Vincent Van Gogh. He still got a prize and was ready to move on to another activity that brought crowds to the Quincy Art Center f

Kroc Center celebrates seventh anniversary
Illinois News

Kroc Center celebrates seventh anniversary

QUINCY -- Large, but manageable crowds, went through the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on Saturday to celebrate the 98,000-square-foot building's seventh anniversary. Free access to the building was offered, as was a one-day-only

Illinois News

Restored watercraft and redirected riverboat draw spectators

QUINCY -- Boats, outboards and lots of proud owners and restoration buffs were lined up Friday as the Quincy Classic Boat and Outboard Show got rolling at the Quincy Boat Club. "We'll be here through early Sunday afternoon. We've been doing this for 18 yea

Dad riding bike across U.S. to fight rare disease that killed his son
Illinois News

Dad riding bike across U.S. to fight rare disease that killed his son

QUINCY -- Robb Freed arrived in Quincy Friday afternoon on the return leg of what will be more than an 8,000-mile cycling tour of the nation, raising funds to fight a rare disease that took the life of his son. "EB (epidermolysis bullosa) affects one out o