Matt Hopf has joined The Herald-Whig newsroom as a staff writer in 2010. His primary responsibility is covering Illinois region news and features, and also writes the popular "Answers" column. A Palos Heights native, Matt received a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Illinois Springfield and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University. Before starting at The Herald-Whig, Matt interned with the GateHouse Media State Capital Bureau. He also interned at newspapers in Palos Heights and Tinley Park. In his free time, Matt roots for the Chicago White Sox and the Green Bay Packers, watches cooking shows religiously and plays trumpet in the Quincy Concert Band. Matt and his wife, Melissa, live in Quincy and have a daughter.
Citing a potential dip in hotel-motel tax collections, the Quincy Civic Center Authority approved a budget that's about $600 higher than the current fiscal year.
The trial of two Quincy residents charged in the October 2018 fire that killed two children has been pushed back a month.
Like many owners working on the demolition portion of an older building renovation project, Josh and Tieraney Craig expected to uncover some surprises during their project, such as exterior columns, but they were surprised to find a mural of the ocean.
Charlie Doan appreciated the praise he received Tuesday afternoon for decades of volunteer work, but he personally doesn't take the credit.
A new attorney has been appointed for a Pittsfield man facing murder charges in the beating death of another Pittsfield man.
A preliminary hearing has been set for next month for a Louisiana, Mo., man charged in the March 26 stabbing death of a Pleasant Hill man.