Senior Writer

Doug Wilson

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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.

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Illinois News

High-speed internet expanding into rural areas

When smart devices go online at St. Clement School the download speeds slow to a crawl. "It's never fast enough," said principal Laurie Schuckenbrock. "If there are just one or two of us using our smart boards, it's not too bad."

LaHood sees transportation, health care among next priorities
Elections

LaHood sees transportation, health care among next priorities

Supporters cheered U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood's lopsided victory at a watch party. "Politics ends tonight, and the governing begins tomorrow," LaHood said.

Elections

Voters tank Missouri gas tax hike

Missouri won't be raising its fuel tax rates anytime soon after voters defeated Proposition D which would have raised the 17-cent tax to 27 cents over several years.

Graves wins, watches how GOP candidates are doing elsewhere
Missouri Elections

Graves wins, watches how GOP candidates are doing elsewhere

While Sam Graves' re-election bid never was in much jeopardy, he spent election night watching to see if Republicans could hold onto control of the U.S. House.

Illinois News

Pension costs leave aldermen with tough decisions

It took several minutes of discussion before Quincy aldermen voted 13-0 to authorize pension funding of $3.388 million for fire pensions and $3.238 million for police pensions in the coming fiscal year.

Elvis Wade to perform in Memphis on Thursday
Missouri News

Elvis Wade to perform in Memphis on Thursday

[Note]MEMPHIS, Mo. -- "Elvis" Wade Cummings will perform in the Memphis Theater at 7 p.m. Thursday, continuing a fall tradition he started several years ago. Cummings performs a number of famous Elvis Presley hits and treats fans to other 1950s classics. "

Rauner fans support with Quincy stop
Illinois News

Rauner fans support with Quincy stop

His voice raspy from months of campaigning, Gov. Bruce Rauner brought his bus tour to Quincy in search of votes.

Hawley says votes needed in Senate race
Missouri News

Hawley says votes needed in Senate race

Josh Hawley on Wednesday told a crowd in Hannibal that their votes count and could well decide whether Republicans lose their majority in the U.S. Senate.

Hannibal News

Graves applauds Hannibal upgrades

After hearing a long list of projects going on in Hannibal, U.S. Rep. Sam Graves said that bodes well for the broader region.

Quincy News

Finance Committee sees likely tax levy hike

Aldermen heard during the Finance Committee meeting that pension costs for the Fire Department and Police Department will rise $535,000 if the city takes the higher actuarial numbers between state and private projections.