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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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Answers

What will the new Adams County Jail be called?

Referring to it as the Adams County Jail is likely, but officials are aware that the facility set to open early next year will need a name.

Oktoberfest returns to Quincy on Saturday
Quincy News

Oktoberfest returns to Quincy on Saturday

Each year the Rotary Club of Quincy has hosted Oktoberfest at the Dick Brothers Brewery Complex, it changes. Now in its seventh year, Visitors to Saturday's Oktoberfest will see more changes.

Durbin highlights need for Quincy Bay restoration
Quincy News

Durbin highlights need for Quincy Bay restoration

Pointing to the local suppor and organization developing plans for a $20 million restoration of the Quincy Bay, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said it is vital to restore one of the largest natural bays of the upper Mississippi River.

Local Government

Quincy Park District to consider fee hikes

The Quincy Park District might increase fees for several programs as the Illinois minimum wage starts to climb.

Business

Quincy Brewing Co. to host grand opening Friday

It has been nearly one year since construction started on three buildings on North Sixth in downtown Quincy. Friday that work will be showcased as Quincy Brewing Co. opens to the public.

AI system detects diabetic eye damage
Health

AI system detects diabetic eye damage

Ten minutes tacked on to the end of his appointment with his doctor was all it took to check Alan Blickhan's eyes and show that there were no problems.

Erwin announces candidacy for circuit judge
Illinois News

Erwin announces candidacy for circuit judge

Drew Erwin believes justice is a process, and he take the same approach to the courtroom as he did as an attorney.

Public defender appointed for Quincy teen charged in shooting death
Police & Courts

Public defender appointed for Quincy teen charged in shooting death

An attorney has been appointed to represent the Quincy teen charged in last month's shooting death of a Quincy man.

Answers

Can railroad tracks at 30th and Wismann Lane be repaired?

We've noted before that the railroad that owns the line is BNSF, and it is responsible for the track maintenance.

Friends of Trails, QBAREA benefit from Grand Prix of Racing
Quincy News

Friends of Trails, QBAREA benefit from Grand Prix of Racing

After the 2018 Grand Prix of Racing, Terry Traeder presented a $5,000 check to Friends of the Trails to support the development of trails in Quincy.