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.
QUINCY -- Lucy Bordewick knows that Blessing Hospital must go where the community is. In this case, Bordewick's community is on social media. As the digital marketing coordinator for Blessing Health System, she focuses exclusively on social media and digi
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QUINCY -- Lucas Frageman worked 15 years in banking -- starting as a intern in the mortgage department before becoming a teller, with stops in business banking and internet banking -- but after he and his wife, Angie, welcomed their daughter, Ellie, into the
QUINCY -- Part of Nicole Costigan's role at Mercantile Bank is to be chairman for the Banking on YOUth program, which funds classroom projects at schools in Quincy and Palmyra, Mo. Costigan sees the difference the grants up to $500 are making in the class
A Wyaconda, Mo., woman was arrested Monday in Iowa on a Clark County warrant for several charges including rape.
A Quincy man faces a sentence between two and 16 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to charges in connection with hitting a woman with a firearm on Christmas Eve.
The Quincy teenager charged in burglaries of a Quincy gun store has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including gunrunning.