Staff Writer

Matt Hopf

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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.

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Police & Courts

Firefighters battle fire at Quincy industrial building

Firefighters remained on scene for nearly six hours Wednesday at a fire in a Quincy industrial building.

New executive director welcomed at QCT
Quincy News

New executive director welcomed at QCT

Sara Reuschel started as executive director of Quincy Community Theatre on Thursday and she has already been immersed in the organization's operations.

Quincy man sentenced to six years for role in 2018 shooting
Police & Courts

Quincy man sentenced to six years for role in 2018 shooting

A Quincy man who served as the driver in a 2018 shooting at a Quincy apartment complex was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Quincy man sentenced to 10 years for December armed robbery
Police & Courts

Quincy man sentenced to 10 years for December armed robbery

A Quincy man was sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery Monday in Adams County Circuit Court.

Lookin' Good

LOOKIN' GOOD: Week 1 winners able to personalize their home

When Breann and Daniel Alter moved into their home on Quincy's north side nearly two years ago, they did what many new homeowners would do: they make updates in the living areas of the house.

Why are the lights off on the Bayview Bridge?
Answers

Why are the lights off on the Bayview Bridge?

The Illinois Department of Transportation said the lights were turned off May 28 because the controller cabinet in Clat Adams Bicentennial Park below the bridge was inundated with water.

Heroes at Heartland readies for third year
Illinois News

Heroes at Heartland readies for third year

Honoring veterans for their service is one of the ways Marcel Wagner, Jr. finds Heroes at Heartland important in the region.

Park Board to consider dog park locations
Local Government

Park Board to consider dog park locations

The Quincy Park Board visited a spot on the northeast side of South Park where a dog park could be placed.

Police & Courts

Quincy man waives jury trial in courthouse fleeing case

A Quincy man who faces multiple charges after he reportedly fled the Adams County Courthouse as a court security officer attempted to place him in custody has waived his right to a jury trial.

United Way helps support local Scouting
Quincy News

United Way helps support local Scouting

The Mississippi Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America is no stranger of the United Way of Adams County. It has been a partner with the group since its inception as the Community Chest of Quincy in 1937.