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

Hannibal man indicted in Texan's restaurant death

A Hannibal man charged in the death of a Texas man at a Hannibal restaurant has been indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter.

Civic Center Authority amends budget to reflect lower hotel-motel tax
Local Government

Civic Center Authority amends budget to reflect lower hotel-motel tax

Citing a potential dip in hotel-motel tax collections, the Quincy Civic Center Authority approved a budget that's about $600 higher than the current fiscal year.

Police & Courts

Trial pushed back in case of 2018 fire that killed two children

The trial of two Quincy residents charged in the October 2018 fire that killed two children has been pushed back a month.

Work moves forward on Quincy Brewing Co.
Business

Work moves forward on Quincy Brewing Co.

Like many owners working on the demolition portion of an older building renovation project, Josh and Tieraney Craig expected to uncover some surprises during their project, such as exterior columns, but they were surprised to find a mural of the ocean.

Quincy News

Doan honored with Bonansinga award for community service

Charlie Doan appreciated the praise he received Tuesday afternoon for decades of volunteer work, but he personally doesn't take the credit.

New attorney appointed for Pittsfield man charged in beating death
Police & Courts

New attorney appointed for Pittsfield man charged in beating death

A new attorney has been appointed for a Pittsfield man facing murder charges in the beating death of another Pittsfield man.

Preliminary set for Missouri man charged in stabbing death
Police & Courts

Preliminary set for Missouri man charged in stabbing death

A preliminary hearing has been set for next month for a Louisiana, Mo., man charged in the March 26 stabbing death of a Pleasant Hill man.

Communities see portion of online use tax returns
Local Government

Communities see portion of online use tax returns

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows states to collect taxes from online retailers is providing some additional revenue for communities as more shoppers avoid brick and mortar retails for many purchases.

Answers

What street projects are set for Quincy?

In a presentation to the Quincy City Council Monday, Director of Utilities and Engineering Jeffrey Conte provided a review of the plans for $7 million of street, water and sewer main projects included in the city's budget.

Five graduate from Adams County Drug Court
Police & Courts

Five graduate from Adams County Drug Court

Five people graduated the Adams County Drug Court program Thursday. Launched in 2006, 107 people have graducated from the program.