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.
The LaGrange man charged in the August death of a toddler has pleaded not guilty.
A motion has been filed seeking court funds to pay for a pathologist to assist with the defense of a Quincy man charged in the January death of an infant.
The consensus at public meetings regarding Quincy garbage and recycling collection continues to show that those who attend want to keep the city's trash sticker program, and they're willing to pay more for it, as well as recycling.
A goose tangled in fishing line in Kesler Park was the first animal to be caught with a new piece of equipment that Quincy's animal control officer has at his disposal.
J.D. Walker knows visiting Arlington National Cemetery can be an emotional experience. A Navy veteran Walker knows the sacrifices men and women have made for their country, as well as the families they leave at home.
Theresa Hills remembers being offered the opportunity for probation on a possession of a controlled substance charge.
A Jan. 14 trial date has been set for the Quincy man accused in the 2015 shooting death of a man on the city's northwest side.