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.
A climb in COVID-19 hospitalizations at Blessing Hospital is concerning to officials, but they believe they are ready if more people require hospitalizations.
Family and friends honored him during the Terry Anastas Ultimate Ride to support the Friends of the Trails. The annual bike ride was renamed in honor of the Quincy attorney who died last month.
A Quincy man faces between six and 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty this week in connection with a shooting earlier this year outside Liberty.
Two more residents at the Illinois Veterans Home tested positive for COVID-19. A positive test also was returned at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center.
The trial of a LaGrange man charged in the 2018 death of a toddler has been set for later this year.
The Quincy Park Board didn't need any discussion to start the process to sell Lenane Park on the city's northwest side. Commissioners voted 7-0 Wednesday night to approve a resolution to find the park was no longer needed.
A Quincy man facing hate crime and aggravated battery charges was found unfit to stand trial.
A resident at the Illinois Veteran Home has tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter to residents, their families and staff at the facility dated Monday, Administrator Troy Culbertson confirmed the positive test.
A community match donation to the United Way of Adams County could be the spark for the organization as it prepares to launch its annual campaign.
A pandemic may have delayed celebrating the opening of a new portion of the Bill Klingner Trail earlier this year, but a thunderstorm did not.