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.
Several original furnishings that left Hannibal 95 years ago are back in Rockcliffe Mansion thanks to a descendant of J.J. Cruikshank, who sees the architectural gem as a legacy for the region.
Citing crop losses that could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars, Illinois officials are urging the declaration of a federal agriculture disaster. Gov. J.B. Pritzker hopes to see all 102 Illinois counties covered with a disaster declaration.
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Starting Monday the newest phase of a $61 million expansion project at Hannibal Regional Hospital will get underway. The hospital's eastern entrance will be closed temporarily and access will be through the north doors of the new Hannibal
Two former elected officials from Quincy are now serving on the Illinois State Board of Elections. Former Quincy Mayor Chuck Scholz was elected chairman of the board on Monday. Former state Sen. Laura Kent Donahue, also of Quincy, was sworn in too.
Mark Lovelace always regretted trading off a tractor his grandfather bought new in 1959, so when that tractor recently was up for sale, he bought it back.
QUINCY -- Drivers in Illinois will face some tougher penalties starting Monday if they're caught handling electronic devices or texting. "What we're trying to do is change the perception of distracted driving and make it socially unacceptable. Hopefully, p
QUINCY -- Illinois gas taxes will rise by 19 cents on Monday in what Mike Haxel of Haxel's Clark station calls "a nightmare" for gas stations such as his. "I think it will cut our fuel sales in half. That means that much less in taxes collected," Haxel sai