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.
An attorney has been appointed to represent the Quincy teen charged in last month's shooting death of a Quincy man.
We've noted before that the railroad that owns the line is BNSF, and it is responsible for the track maintenance.
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.