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 Republican candidate for Illinois comptroller would "commit to Illinois" if elected, saying Democratic Comptroller Susana Mendoza won't answer whether she will run for mayor of Chicago.
The Quincy Bay Area Restoration and Enhancement Association hosted an open house Tuesday on a proposed project to restore Quincy Bay.
A stigma in boating circles can keep boaters from bringing their boats to the Quincy area. It's something that Rob Ebbing, commodore of the Quincy Boat Club, hears regularly, and he hopes it changes.
The Illinois Department of Transportation will require new bids for the next section of the Bill Klingner Trail. Quincy Park District officials had hoped some adjustments would be allowed for the project between 18th and 24th streets to avoid rebidding.
Officers with the Quincy Police Department are now using body cameras. In a statement Thursday afternoon, the department said officers have started using the cameras, and that anyone having contact with a uniformed officer can assume he or she is being re