Senior Writer

Doug Wilson

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dwilson@whig.com
@DougWilsonWHIG

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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Hannibal News

Rockcliffe Mansion furnishings return as permanent part of historic gem

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.

Illinois seeks disaster declaration for agriculture
Quincy News

Illinois seeks disaster declaration for agriculture

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 Regional continues $61 million expansion
Hannibal News

Hannibal Regional continues $61 million expansion

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

Quincy News

UnityPoint eyes partnership with Sanford Health

QUINCY -- UnityPoint Health, which owns a 45% share of Quincy Medical Group, has signed a letter of intent to join another provider to create one of the Midwest's largest nonprofit health care systems.

Quincy News

Two Quincy residents on state Board of Elections

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.

Tolton pilgrimage procession coming Saturday
Quincy News

Tolton pilgrimage procession coming Saturday

A mile-long pilgrimage to commemorate the 122nd anniversary of Venerable Father Augustine Tolton's death will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic School, 2500 Maine.

Palmyra collector welcomes tractor back into family
Quincy News

Palmyra collector welcomes tractor back into family

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.

Penalties toughened for cellphone use by drivers
Quincy News

Penalties toughened for cellphone use by drivers

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 News

Taxes on fuel, cigarettes to increase on Monday

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

Quincy News

Job fair shows need for more applicants

QUINCY — With an hour to go in Thursday's job fair, seven new workers had been hired by Denman Linen Services. The company needed about twice that many new workers.